Classical Music

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Mackenzie was first inspired by classical music early in life during a live performance at Interlochen Center for the Arts. It wasn't long until she became a musician herself, insisting on playing the violin. She quickly became immersed in as many musical activities as possible. She went on to perform as a first violinist with several orchestras, including the Saline Chamber Orchestra and the University of Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Mackenzie chose Michigan State University from a number of music scholarship offers to study under the world-renowned violinist Dmitri Berlinsky. Throughout college, she played professionally in the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, in a variety of string ensembles and taught private violin lessons.

Mackenzie continues to perform as often as possible, and is available to provide classical music for your wedding or special event.

Wedding Sampler

Weddings & Events

Mackenzie has always enjoyed and appreciated classical music, including the heritage, artistic interpretation and the way the music resonates to the audience. Weddings are a particularly rewarding venue for this music. Mackenzie finds a notable honor in being included in such a special day. She has provided classical music for many weddings, adding an air of elegance to the event.

Add a memorable touch to your next special event with music that your guests will recognize and enjoy. Whatever the setting or location, having live music greet your guests never fails to make a wonderful impression and set the appropriate mood.

String ensembles, including any arrangement of violin, piano, viola, cello and harp are also available upon request.

Please contact management@mackenzielerchen.com for more information.

Acclaim

“I have been to at least a dozen weddings where Pachelbel's Canon was played, and I view it as a typical piece of wedding music that serves as a nice, simple background for the ceremony. But hearing Mackenzie Lerchen play the Canon at a recent wedding has made me reassess my opinion of the piece. Ms Lerchen doesn't just hit the right notes; she plays from her heart, and that depth of feeling shines through in the music. The simple melody and familiar notes of the Canon sounded entirely fresh when played by Ms Lerchen. She is a very talented musician who plays with warmth, sensitivity, and an obvious love for the music. The ceremony was lovely, but the music was unforgettable.”

“Mackenzie played at our wedding ceremony and all we have to say is she was wonderful! She made the ceremony enjoyable but also took the time to meet with us to go over everything beforehand to ensure that the music would be exactly what we wanted. Communication between us was excellent! We highly recommend her - you won't be disappointed.”

“Miss Lerchen played many of the classics - Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart - at our event. She has obvious technical skill and I imagine she could play just about anything well. What makes her stand apart though, is the joy in how she plays. She plays with warmth, a sense of humor, and more than a little flair. At times her playing is introverted as she feels the depth of what she is playing. At other times she's bursting with charm and a sly smile as she connects with the audience. Her performance was outstanding and she was clearly the hit of the night.”

Bluewater Kings

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Mackenzie is a member of the Bluewater Kings band, a group that specializes in high-energy music for wedding receptions, festivals, events and private functions.

The Bluewater Kings Band is a full-time professional group of musicians who believe that every great event, whether big or small, must have a truly spectacular band. The group prides themselves on a style and song-list that aims at getting everyone up and jumping!

The instruments in the band are tailored depending your taste and band size you prefer, but typically include Guitar, Drums, Violin, Double-Bass, Trumpet, Sax, Trombone, Keys/Piano, and Vocals. With the Bluewater Kings Band you'll get the best musicians in the country, playing your favorite music.

The Bluewater Kings play a wide variety of tunes, but our trademark specialty is up-tempo festival-style music - capable of everything from chart classics, funk grooves, soul, swing/jazz to current top 40 and dance hits. On one night we might be playing completely 1950s rock n' roll, and on the next night, only 80s hits.

To learn more about the Bluewater Kings, please visit http://www.bluewaterkingsband.com/

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