Young Artists Concert Series

The Jansen Art Center presents Sunday at 3, our young artists concert series on Sunday, April 23 at 3:00pm.

Each concert is curated by Jerri Mercer, and showcases a variety of young performers from around Whatcom County.

The series’ enthusiastic audiences celebrate all levels of cultivated talent, from the elementary to the most advanced, professional levels.

The concert on April 23 will feature performances by Mane Event, the Lynden High School Advanced Choir, directed by Ginger White. The choir is accompanied by Becky Gerlach, and includes the following LHS students: Griffith Assink, Ethan Blankers, Sarah Brossow, McKenna Button, Haylee Dell, Tate Hutchins, Micah Kussmann, Cam Oliver, Dylan Phillips, Ramces Salgado, Savannah Sartain, Victoria Shanahan, Paul Sires, Kiarra Snapper, Tori Snyder, Josh Stewart, Bella Tokar, Bianca Tovar and Payton Umbaugh. The concert will also feature 9 year old solo pianist Maria Jovanovic. Maria is a third grader at Lowell Elementary School in Bellingham who began studying the piano at age four with Katie O’Rourke. Last year, she studied with Rebecca Manalac, and currently takes lessons from Milica Jovanovic, who is an Associate Professor of Music at Western Washington University, and who also happens to be Maria’s mother.

Maria writes that “her favorite hobbies are reading and swimming” but that she also “likes to go to school and perform her piano pieces.” While one of our youngest performers, Maria is not new to performing – this will be her 35th concert.

Additional performers include The Clarinette Trio comprised of Augustin Wright (piano), Olivia Cho (cello), and Victor Mangas (clarinette), vocalist Liv King, pianist Micah Hollens, pianist Lara Marianne Hamzavi, and top performers from the Lynden Music Teacher’s Association’s recent Martha Helder Honors Recital, Wiley Kirk and Jacob VanderHeiden. “The purpose of Sunday at 3 is to take the theoretical to the practical for young, semi-professional artists. We hope to apply the talent slowly acquired alone, in the practice room, to the real world of the community, a live audience who will respond to and encourage this young person, “ says Mercer.

Sunday at 3 is a family friendly event, and students are encouraged to attend.

Admission is by donation. Generous donations by audience members help sustain youth programs at the Jansen Art Center.


Apr 23 2017


03:00 PM - 04:45 PM



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