Suzanne Zahniser and Friends

Mercer Island Presbyterian Church Concert Series kicks off it's 2016-2017 season on September 17 with an exciting concert featuring Suzanne Zahniser. Suzanne Zahniser, a lawyer by day and a lifelong amateur pianist, has long dreamed of presenting her own concert! This program, entitled Suzanne Zahniser and Friends--From Bach to Bill Evans, is the culmination of several years of preparation and fun. You will hear an entertaining variety of music--classical, jazz, Piazzolla tangos, show tunes, spirituals--and several combinations of musicians and instruments. Suzanne will play piano solos, including music by Rachmaninoff and Schumann. Four very talented musical friends will join her to perform exciting two-piano arrangements, piano and organ duets, and a trio with two pianos and violin. The musicians rounding out the program are:

  • Jieun Kim Newland, organist and music director of Plymouth UCC, Ft. Collins, CO
  • Halie Dodrill, Mercer Island resident and church musician extraordinaire
  • Connie Wible, Mercer Island music teacher and founder of the Musical Mind Studio
  • Valerie Giesbrecht, violinist, educator, and Mercer Island Presbyterian Church elder

The concert is free to all who attend. Optional donations will be collected at the end of the concert, partly to support future concerts at Mercer Island Presbyterian Church and partly to assist Youth Theatre Northwest in continuing its much-needed arts and educational programs. Click here to learn more about Youth Theatre Northwest.




September 17, 2016 at 7pm - 9pm
Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
3605 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
United States
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