TONIGHT: Catch a Live Concert Under the Stars at the Franklin Institute’s Planetarium

Courtesy of the Divine Hand Ensemble

Courtesy of the Divine Hand Ensemble

Here’s a cool, spontaneous way to spend your Tuesday evening: Philly eight-piece string group The Divine Hand Ensemble will perform two shows tonight under the planets, moons and stars in the Franklin Institute‘s Fels Planetarium.

The Divine Hand Ensemble is led by concert thereminist Mano Divina, who says it’s been a lifelong dream of his to perform at the Franklin Institute’s Planetarium. “My entire group are so excited to perform with our singing electricity and beautiful music under the Heavens,” he says.

There is perhaps no better soundtrack to the Planetarium’s showcase of all things outer space than the ethereal, other-worldly hum of the theremin. “We play very Heavenly music,” Divina tells me. “And we are the only group fronted by singing electricity—the theremin—which I play with a very ‘angelic’ tone.”

The performances are part of the Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours program, which encourages adults to leave the little ones at home for a kid-free romp through the city’s premier science museum. The event runs from 7 to 10 pm, with the Divine Hand Ensemble playing at 8 and 9 pm. The admission price of $15 includes the show, a cash bar and exhibits. More info here.