About the Society
Founded in 2001, 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 that illuminate music’s historical, philosophical, and scientific foundations. These programs, which feature renowned musicians and scholars, are presented in the greater New York City area and on tours throughout the United States. The Music of the Spheres Society, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) organization.
The Society’s performing artists are renowned soloists and chamber musicians, many of whom also specialize in historic instrument practices or contemporary music. Guest artists have included Jon Nakamatsu, gold medalist of the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Augustin Hadelich, gold medalist of the Indianapolis Violin Competition, pianists William Wolfram and Sara Davis Buechner and cellist Bion Tsang, all of whom are medalists of the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
Our programs explore the contexts of music through programming themes and program notes and include chamber music master-pieces, lesser-known works, and world or US premieres. The concerts are usually preceded by a talk. The 2016-2017 season marks our 16th year of presenting concerts and lectures in New York City.
The Society has also been featured in performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dallas Chamber Music Society, and the Friends of Chamber Music in Troy, New York.
Lectures presented by the Society focus primarily on a philosophical, scientific, or historic aspect of music and reveal some of the historic contexts of composed music. The lectures and program notes are presented for a non-specialist audience.