2013/2014 SERIES  |ABOUT US  |ARTIST BIOS  |MUSIC OF THE SPHERES  |AUDIO  |CONCERT HISTORY  |MAILING LIST

                                                                                           email us                                      

Welcome to the Music of the Spheres Society

Celebrating our 13th Season in 2013/2014

Chamber Music and Lecture Series in New York City

Superb Chamber Music Concerts by Outstanding Artists

Inspiring Talks, Included in Concert Admission

A Note from Artistic Director Stephanie Chase:

I am delighted to announce our 13th concert season, featuring three concerts with illustrious guest artists: pianists Steven Lubin, Todd Crow and Brian Connelly, cellists Louise Dubin and Sophie Shao, and clarinetist Jon Manasse. They will join me in concerts featuring great chamber music by Mozart, Clara Schumann and her circle, and some of the early-20th century's most influential composers.

 For details of our concerts and talks, see below - and I hope to see you soon!

 

 

Stephanie Chase

Stephanie Chase

Steven Lubin

Steven Lubin

CONCERT I

Thursday, November 21, 2013

8:15 p.m.

Pre-concert talk
at 7:30 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
Venue:
Christ and St. Stephen's Church
120 West 69th Street
New York, NY 10023

Totally Mozart!

Artists: Steven Lubin, piano
Stephanie Chase, violin 
Louise Dubin, cello

Sonata for piano in F major, K332

W. A. Mozart

Sonata for piano and violin
in A major, K526

W. A. Mozart

Piano trio in C major, K548

W. A. Mozart 

Piano trio in B-flat major, K502

W. A. Mozart 

Acclaimed pianist and Mozart specialist Steven Lubin joins Stephanie Chase and cellist Louise Dubin for an intimate evening of chamber music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This performance will be on modern instruments.

Pre-concert talk at 7:30 by Stewart Pollens:
"The Pianos of Mozart's Time and Mozart's Own Piano"

Stewart Pollens was the Conservator of Musical Instruments at the Metropolitan Museum for thirty years and is the author of books that include The Early Pianoforte and Stradivari (Cambridge University Press)

Buy tickets online for Totally Mozart!

Single concert tickets are available.   
Admission also at door, $30 and $20 (students & seniors).
Cash or check only at door. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
 

Louise Dubin

Louise Dubin
 Todd Crow
Todd Crow

Sophie Shao

Sophie Shao

CONCERT II

 Thursday, March 20, 2014

8:15 p.m.

 Pre-concert talk
at 7:30 p.m.

 
Venue:
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street, Manhattan

A Few Degrees of Clara Schumann

Artists: Stephanie Chase, violin
Todd Crow, piano
Sophie Shao, cello

Sonata no. 3, op. 128 for violin and piano

Joachim Raff

    Song Without Words   Felix Mendelssohn

Trio in G minor, op. 17

Clara Schumann

Piano trio in C minor, op. 101

Johannes Brahms

Pre-concert talk at 7:30 by Styra Avins:
"Clara Schumann and Her Circle"

Styra Avins is a cellist, teacher, and the author of Johannes Brahms: Life and Letters (Oxford University Press)

Buy tickets online for A Few Degrees of Clara Schumann

Single concert tickets are available.   
Admission also at door, $30 and $20 (students & seniors).
Cash or check only at door. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.
 
 

Jon Manasse 
Jon Manasse

 

 

Brian Connelly

Brian Connelly

CONCERT III

 Thursday, April 24, 2014

8:15 p.m. 

Pre-concert talk
at 7:30 p.m
.

 

Venue:
Christ & St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street, Manhattan

Iconoclasts of the Early 20th Century

Artists: Stephanie Chase, violin
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Brian Connelly, piano
 
 

Sonata for violin solo, op. 115

Sergei Prokofiev

Sonata No. 1 for violin and piano

Bela Bartok

Largo for clarinet, violin and piano

Charles Ives

Sonata for clarinet and piano

Camille Saint-Saens

Pre-concert talk at 7:30 by Joseph Sherman:
"Music Education in New York City Public Schools"

A life-long educator, Joseph Sherman is a retired high school principal who founded The High School for Violin and Dance at the former Morris High School in the Bronx.  He is an avid amateur violinist.

Buy tickets online for Iconoclasts of the Early 20th Century

Single concert tickets are available.   
Admission also at door, $30 and $20 (students & seniors).
Cash or check only at door. Doors open at 7:15 p.m.

 

 

 

Transportation:  The Christ and St. Stephen’s Church is located at 120 West 69th Street near Lincoln Center and is convenient to the 2, 3, 1 and 9 subway trains, as well as the M5, M7, M11 and M104 buses.

 

Tickets: Admission at entry: $30, seniors/students: $20, cash or check only.  Advance concert tickets are available online and may be purchased with a credit card.


Please note that doors open at 7:15 for the concerts at Christ & St. Stephen's.  Seating is by general admission.

 

Artists and programs are subject to change.

 

Questions or comments? Call the Society at (212) 877-4402.  Or reach us by email at the Music of the Spheres Society
To remove your name from our mailing list, please click here.