Wednesday Lunchtime Music

April 18, 12:00pm-1:00pm

Local pianist Marc Berger joins us for the first time in the Piano Lounge at the Jansen Art Center.

Marc Berger is a composer, pianist, and theorist born in Chicago.  As an undergraduate at Western Washington State, Berger studied piano with Michi North, and composition with Ed LaBounty.  He won the first annual student composer’s competition at Western with a chamber work in strict baroque style, entitled Concerto Grosso.   

Berger’s formal piano study culminated in his participation in a master class taught by Paul Badura-Skoda at the University of Chicago.  Berger went on to study composition with Ralph Shapey at the University of Chicago and Alan Stout at Northwestern University.  He received a Doctor of Music degree from Northwestern and published a dissertation tracing the influence of the K.P.E. Bach keyboard performance treatise on the theories of Heinrich Schenker.

As a composer, Berger wrote orchestral and chamber music in contemporary serial styles to support his academic goals, then returned to writing in traditional tonal style.  His major work is an opera set to music Franz Kafka’s stage play, Der Gruftwachter. Berger has also recorded a collection of original folk, protest and satirical songs.

Every Wednesday, the J invites you to join us for live music with your lunch. Each week, we welcome a different performer to the Piano Lounge to entertain you during the lunch hour.

Enjoy delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches from the Firehall Cafe while listening to live music in downtown Lynden. There is no cover. Tips for the performers are always appreciated.


  • April 18, 2018
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


321 Front St, Lynden, Washington, 98624, United States


The Piano Lounge at the Jansen Art Center is located in the south middle section of the main floor: