Classical Night: Letitia Jap, violin; Kyle Thompson, guitar

By The Book Nook & Java Shop (other events)

Tuesday, June 14 2022 6:15 PM 8:00 PM EDT

Letitia Jap, violinist, enjoys a career as a performer and educator. She finds most joy using music to connect with people and makes it her life mission to create programs or platforms that will help people engage with music in fun and accessible ways.

Winning numerous concerto competitions, Letitia has been a featured soloist with orchestras like the Seattle Symphony, Austin Civic Orchestra, Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed solo recitals at festivals such as the Chelsea Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival, and the 21st Century Artist Initiative.

Additionally, Letitia has served as concertmaster with the Seoul International Community Orchestra in 2017, the Boston Chamber Orchestra from 2015-2016, Masterworks Music Festival in 2013, and various other orchestras since 2008. She also performed with orchestras such as Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Masterworks Festival Orchestra.

Kyle Thompson has been playing guitar since the age of 13. After his teenage years he decided to pursue music full time. He has degrees from Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Valley State University, and University of Cincinnati (CCM). He has been performing in the Grand Rapids area for over a decade in some way, shape, or form. He plays solo classical concerts, weddings, gigs with bands, and in many pit orchestras for musicals. He is currently a part time college professor as well as a freelance musician and teacher.

Dinner at 6:15: Chicken parmesean, pasta, zucchini, glass of house wine, dessert $17