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Event Details

Venue Cowles Commons
Join us for FREE performances at Cowles Commons!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 15
6:30 PM

Friday, September 16
12 PM, 3 PM, 6:30 PM

Saturday, September 17
3 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE
Official Website: sonicbutterfly.com

FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY CONCERT

Sonic Butterfly is a 26-string acoustic, chromatic, long-string harp designed by Andrea Brook. The strings are as long as 200 feet long and at minimum 60 feet long. They will be strung from Cowles Commons and attach to the Des Moines Civic Center spanning out over the audience, transforming the area into a stunning immersive musical instrument.

The 2 resonating chambers have butterfly-shaped projection screens or LED wings creating a visual, musical experience.

Performance Schedule

All performances take place at Cowles Commons

Thursday, September 15 
6:30 PM

Friday, September 16
12 PM, 3 PM, 6:30 PM

Saturday, September 17
3 PM

Event Details

Venue Cowles Commons
Join us for FREE performances at Cowles Commons!

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, September 15
6:30 PM

Friday, September 16
12 PM, 3 PM, 6:30 PM

Saturday, September 17
3 PM

FREE AND OPEN TO ANYONE
Official Website: sonicbutterfly.com

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- Dawn, fifth-grade teacher at Cattell Elementary School, Des Moines

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