Janelle Jansen Lake has over ten years of professional experience with weddings and other performance opportunities across the midwest. Equally comfortable with solo, chamber (flute and harp especially), and orchestral works, she specializes in contemporary, jazz, and pop music. Wireless amplification is available at no extra charge.
Ms. Lake received her M.M. and B.M. in Harp Performance from Northwestern University. Ms. Lake currently holds the principal harp position in the Elmhurst Symphony, North Suburban Symphony, and the Southwest Symphony Orchestras.
Perhaps the most enjoyable part of Janelle's career, she says, is meeting and taking part in people's lives in a memorable way on a daily basis. Despite playing hundreds of weddings, funerals, and other services for more than ten years, each ceremony is unique to her. Most memorable performances for Ms. Lake include the National Republican Candidate conference (2007, MI), tea time and demitasse at the Grand Hotel (2007, Mackinac Island, MI), the opening of the Miller Park Baseball Stadium (2001, Milwaukee, WI), and the preview party for the International Art and Antique show with flutist, Kim Sopata (2008, Chicago's Merchandise Mart).
Kim Sopata (Flute)