Music of the Spheres 2012Each summer Lick Observatory hosts the Music of the Spheres concert series. Program for each includes the concert, a talk by a University of California astronomer about current research and, weather permitting, viewing with the historic 36-inch Great Lick Refractor and the Nickel 40-inch telescope. A knowledgeable group of local amateur astronomer volunteers provide additional viewing of the sky and informal discussion of astronomy.
*Please note: Due to safety regulations, children must be at least 10 years of age for admission. No exceptions.*
Music of the Spheres Concert #6: Great Guitars featuring Alex de Grassi and Daniel Roest - SOLD OUT
- Saturday, August 25 - 8:00 pm
- Speaker: Mariska Kriek, UCB
- Talk: "A Deep View on the Early Universe: Extreme Makeovers and Overweight Galaxies"
- Daniel Roest's Great Guitar concerts have been a favorite of Lick audiences for many years, combining virtuoso performances with fun and informative presentations. Daniel plays first, followed this year by Contemporary Fingerstyle Guitar icon Alex De Grassi. De Grassi's early solo guitar recordings Turning: Turning Back and Slow Circle on the Windham Hill label established his reputation as a leading innovator, composer, and performer of acoustic guitar. The Los Angeles Times called him “an acoustic guitarist of virtuosic strength and ability” and the Washington Post labeled his performances as “one man guitar duets.” He has since made over 20 recordings and has toured extensively throughout the world including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Montreux Jazz Festival, and the Kennedy Center.