“Songs in the Key of Earth” — Sunday, June 14, 2015
Patricia Shih, an award-winning singer-songwriter, and her rollicking sidekick, Stephen Fricker, will return to the Vanderbilt’s Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium on Sunday, June 14, for another multi-media, audience-participation family concert at 4:30 p.m.
Their show, Songs in the Key of Earth, with images and video projected onto the Planetarium dome, is an hour-long family concert for all ages. Admission is $8 per person. Seating is limited, and advance purchase is strongly recommended.
The duo will use the wonder and magic of the planetarium to take a rocket ship ride through space and back to Earth. Along the way, the audience will appreciate the planet’s beauty and fragility, get to make wishes upon the first star, snuggle up with a lullaby, help to make a thunderstorm, and dance under a huge rainbow. Music, projected images and video all create an enchanting journey under the planetarium’s starry dome. Shih said the evening will celebrate the Earth and “the greatest idea in the universe – love – found only on this planet.”
Shih and Fricker are renowned for including the audience as guest stars, inspiring them to sing and clap along, help write a song, dance and move, and learn sign language. Concert-goers will use the power of their imaginations– with help from the Planetarium – to go on a universal adventure.
Patricia Shih has recorded three albums for adults and five for families and children. Her albums have brought her honors including the Gold Award from the National Association of Parenting Publications, two Parents’ Choice Awards and Creative Child Magazine’s Seal of Excellence.