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Alten Afternoon: A Musical Celebration of Mathias Alten

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017 4:00 PM
Price: FREE
RSVP: You can RSVP for this event until 7/29/2017 at 4:00 PM
Location: DeVos Center » 105E- Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall


July 29, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – Gallery open with reception beginning at 3:30 p.m. 

Join us for an afternoon of jazz inspired by the paintings of Mathias Alten as well as classical music from the painter’s lifetime. 

This concert is being organized by Linda Boozer Vasilaki, great granddaughter of Alten himself! Performers include Linda, her husband Yuri, and a bevy of her friends. 

The program will open with a vocal performance by Dale Schriemer, baritone, and Faure’s Aprés un Reve, performed by Yuri Vasilaki, former principal viola of GR Symphony/DeVos String Quartet, on viola. 

We will then feature Alten Skies, an original jazz composition by Ric Troll, performed by Troll himself on percussion, along with David Devos on bass, Kurt Ellenberger on piano, and Patrick Foley on violin. 

This performance will take place in the Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall, immediately outside the first floor gallery (room 103 E). The doors to the gallery will be open before, during, and after the performance so that listeners can enjoy the combination of visual and musical inspiration. 

After the concert, there will be light refreshments – and more light classical music from Alten’s lifetime to accompany your viewing in the second floor gallery (room 202 E), performed by violists Dr. Linda Vasilaki, Yuri Vasilaki, and Penny Meitz; violinist, Patrick Foley, and pianist, Brendan Hollins. 




To RSVP by phone or arrange for accommodations please call (616) 331-2563.  Art Gallery programs are open to the public with free admission.

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