Planetarium Bring Starry Set to Prospect Park [Photos]

Photos By Makenna Cummings

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, and James McAlister brought their experimental and exciting project Planetarium to the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Prospect Park last week.

The show began with support from Joan As Police Woman who put on an entertaining show, grabbing the crowd’s attention with her soulful sounds.

Then Stevens, Dessner, Muhly, and McAlister took the stage backed by a small string and horn ensemble. They played the majority of their concept album, including favorites like “Mercury” and “Jupiter.” It was a beautiful night to hear sounds inspired by the Universe. Sufjan Stevens took breaks between songs to elaborate on the album and share quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. The show concluded with covers of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” and “Space Oddity.”

Joan As Police Woman


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