"Music of the Spheres is dedicated to exploring the links between music, philosophy, and the sciences."
The New Yorker
"There is geometry in the humming of the strings. There is music in the spacings of the spheres."
Pythagoras (580-500 BC)
These players are outstanding... Music of the Spheres gave a concert that ended with a formidable performance of Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time": music that these musicians brought vividly to life in every particular."
The New York Times
"For me, music is always the language which permits one to converse with the Beyond."
Robert Schumann
"...there is a music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres."
Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682)
"Let the mind be inspired by poetry, then given a firm foundation by the study of propriety, and finally perfected by music."
Confucius (551-478 BC)
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"Buechner roared through (the Stravinsky) with dazzling power and momentum and with the eruption of lightning-like spears of notes and incessant almost orchestral percussion beating under the torrent of the musical commotion. Even with all that was going on, lines emerged clearly and the music never lost its shape."

Featuring the violin sonata by Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Le Coq d'Or arranged by Efrem Sr. from the opera by Rimsky-Korsakov.

Pre-concert talk at 7:30, included in admission: "The Violin and Bad Science" by Stewart Pollens.

Christ & St. Stephen's Church
120 West 69th Street - New York, NY

Stewart Pollens is the author of "Stradivari" (Cambridge University Press) and former conservator of musical instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (1974-2006).

The Music of the Spheres Society, Inc. promotes and develops new audiences for classical music through innovative programs of chamber music concerts, lectures, and educational workshops.

The phrase “music of the spheres” refers to the intertwined relationship between the structures of music and those of the physical world.