LMC free concert of songs, duets and music for flute and piccolo in Kirkland on Friday, April 13 preceded by Kirkland Art Walk

Come and see LMC members perform a free concert of songs, duets and music for flute and piccolo on Friday, April 13 starting at 7:30pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, a new venue as part of LMC’s annual free concert series throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. Click for directions and concert details.

Come early and check out Kirkland’s Art Walk where you can visit downtown Kirkland galleries and businesses and meet with local Kirkland artists. Click for details.

About the performers

Beth Ann Bonnecroy is in demand as a conductor, singer and teacher of voice. In 2013, she joined the music faculty of Seattle Pacific University where she teaches voice and conducts the SPU Women’s Choir. Beth Ann also conducts Vivace, the middle school level singers of the Northwest Girlchoir. With colleague, Rebecca Rottsolk, Beth Ann founded and co-conducts Mirinesse Women’s Choir. Mirinesse received the high honor of performing at the American Choral Directors Association national conference in 2009 and regional conference in 2011. A life-long church musician, Beth Ann has conducted church choirs and handbell choirs of all ages. She is currently a member of the music staff of Phinney Ridge Lutheran church in Seattle where she conducts the Chancel Choir and Handbell Choirs. Also an accomplished soprano, Beth Ann is a frequent recitalist in the Seattle area. Students, aged 15 to adult, fill Beth Ann’s active voice studio. Beth Ann holds a BA of Music in church music/voice from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and a Master of Music degree in voice performance from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

Soprano Ya-Li Lee has been performing in the Pacific Northwest since relocating here in 2004. Recently, Ya-Li was a featured soloist in Brahms’ Girls with Gallery Concerts. Other performances include New Year’s Eve Gala with St. James Cathedral and world premiere performances of a scene from the opera Road to Zion by Dolora Zajick as well as The St. Cecilia Cantata and The Seven Last Words by Patrick Stoyanovich. In reference to her performance of The Seven Last Words, the noted music journalist Bernard Jacobson has written: “Ya-Li Lee, who had by far the largest assignment of the three excellent soloists, has a fine voice and used it with skill and taste.”

Joan Lundquist has served as a collaborative pianist for Seattle area musicians and organizations for 30 years. Since moving to the area from Humboldt State University in northern California, where she was staff accompanist, Joan has worked with the Northwest Boychoir, Seattle Choral Company, has taught at Seattle University and Northwest University, and has worked with several area private music teachers. Currently, Ms. Lundquist is the Director of Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Seattle and rehearsal accompanist for the Seattle Choral Company.

A second Prize winner in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition, a Carnegie Hall Recital Debut winner with Artists International, and a First Prize winner in the Carmel Chamber Music Society Competition, Dr. Kris Palmer is the founder and director of Black Cedar, an ensemble championing new commissions for flute, cello, and guitar. She is a former member of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Albuquerque, and she is currently Principal Flutist with Island City Opera. With a D.M.A. from Rice University in 18th century ornamentation, Dr. Palmer maintains a private studio in Kirkland.