The Block

Mannheim Steamroller percussionist Tom Sharpe featured in Virtual Block performance

Muskegon, Michigan, June 8, 2021 — Tom Sharpe’s music is a percussive symphony–a sonic and visual feast for the senses. Best known as the drummer for Mannheim Steamroller, Sharpe blends a classical background with world music instrumentation that invites the listener into the heart of the performance. Sharpe will be featured in a program of original compositions, symphonic and world percussion in the Virtual Block, with a video premiere scheduled for 7:30 pm Friday, June 25.

In addition to his own solo projects, Tom Sharpe is the drummer for the Grammy award winning Mannheim Steamroller. An alumnus of Michigan’s Interlochen Arts Academy and Chicago’s DePaul University School of Music, he has spent years developing his unique style of visually stimulating performance and lyrical composition. A classically trained musician, Sharpe has blended his orchestral background with world music instrumentation and cinematic imagery to create an experience that invites the listener into the heart of the musical moment—wildly emotional and technically precise, with a gutsy edge of percussive frenzy and tribal ritual.

In-person attendance is available to current subscribers only, due to the continued legal limit of 50% capacity. The live performance is sold out on subscription. Video Passes for Tom Sharpe at The Block are priced at $15. To purchase, visit theblockwestmichigan.org or call 231.726.3231. Ticket holders will receive an email with a link early the week of the concert. For more information, visit www.TheBlockWestMichigan.org.

Virtual Block concerts are available for viewing for 10 days following the premiere date. We invite non-subscribers to join us in the Virtual Block until we open up to full attendance in the fall.

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