february, 2017

9feb7:30 pmSold out! Concerts Under the Stars7:30 pm

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Event Details

SOLD OUT: Join the GRPM for Concerts Under the Stars in the Chaffee Planetarium. Visitors can sit back and experience the wonder of the cosmos and the wonder of music to electronic, folk, funk and jazz inspired local music acts.

The second concert takes place on February 9 and will feature funk music by Janga. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Grand Rapids-based composer, keyboardist, percussionist and cyclist Theo Ndawillie II spends most of his time performing and writing with his band Vox Vidorra, teaching at Triumph Music Academy, and working on commissions. Theo has been commissioned by the Grand Rapids Symphony, Symmetry Films (shehimher), ADAPT Theatre Company and others. His hobbies include finding ways to combine musical endeavors with various forms of environmental and social activism. Theo has been a member of the Well House Board of Directors since January 2016.

The concert will also feature visuals by Nate Eizenga. For the past decade, Nate has been fascinated by performances that use visual imagery to enhance the experience of live music. Frustrated with preprocessed, press-play videos, he taught himself to mix and manipulate video in real-time, finally playing his first live show with musician Darkly in early November 2015. Since then he has continued to refine his craft, playing alongside Darkly as well as DJs from Rocksteady Disco, FourFour SoundSystem and Vinyl Fetish. Possessing both musical synchronization and artistic spontaneity, his work is guaranteed to mesmerize even the most reserved viewers.

The 2017 Concerts Under the Stars Series will continue on March 16 with jazz music by Mishigami and on April 6 with folk music by Emma Loo and Sam.

Time

(Thursday) 7:30 pm

Location

Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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