Thursday, April 10, 2014

Heukeshovens, Paulson play roles with FluteFest

“Here’s That Rainy Day” for flute choir, arranged by assistant professor of music A. Eric Heukeshoven, will receive its premiere as part of the Upper Midwest Flute Association’s FluteFest 2014 on Saturday, April 12, at Augsburg College. (For more information, go to

Heukeshoven was commissioned to create an arrangement of the well-known jazz standard as part of the daylong celebration featuring guest flutist Jim Walker. Walker has been described as a dynamic soloist, legendary orchestral, and studio musician, celebrated jazz flutist, and an inspiration to countless students worldwide.

Janet Heukeshoven will lead the Upper Midwest Flute Association Flute Orchestra in performance at Saturday’s FluteFest.  The Flute Orchestra is made up of 25 professional flutists including musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, college/university flute faculty members and studio flute teachers. Dr. John Paulson, music faculty emeritus will perform in the orchestra.

Janet Heukeshoven will direct two of Walker’s arrangements, plus other selections by Handel, Eric Heukeshoven and Fauré. The Flute Orchestra includes flutes from the smallest (piccolo) to the largest (contra-bass flute) instruments of the flute family.

The performance will be held in the campus chapel at 3:30 p.m., and the public is invited to attend.