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Itamar Zorman, violin


November 6, 2020 | 8:00 pm

Itamar Zorman

Music of the Spheres

Throughout the ages, the connection between music and space has sparked the curiosity of humans. The ancient Greeks celebrated the concept of music of the spheres, regarding the harmonic movement of celestial bodies as a form of music. Music and astronomy were both included in the medieval quadrivium of liberal arts, and Johannes Kepler’s 1619 book, Harmonices Mundi, discusses a celestial choir of planets. This program explores various angles of this connection, from music by Bach, whose works were included on the Voyager spacecraft, to music by Ysaÿe depicting the northern lights phenomenon in sound, and Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass.

Itamar Zorman “bestow[s] soul and depth on everything he touches.”
Boston Globe 

Itamar Zorman is one of the most soulful, evocative artists of his generation, distinguished by his emotionally gripping performances and gift for musical storytelling. Since his emergence with the top prize at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition, he has wowed audiences all over the world with breathtaking style, causing one critic to declare him a “young badass who’s not afraid of anything.” His “youthful intensity” and “achingly beautiful” sound shine through in every performance, earning him the title of the “virtuoso of emotions.

Performance Schedule
Nov 4, 7:30 pm, Nov 5-6, 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm

Livestream Schedule
Nov 6, 6:30 pm – Nov 8, 6:30 pm

Click here to go to the livestream page to watch the performance online.

 

About LIVE! by Georgia
This series of live performances features local musicians in intimate concerts for very small audiences of up to 25 people in Hodgson Concert Hall. Purchase tickets to watch this performance in person or to stream it online in Studio HH.

Attending in person? Click here to learn more about the in-person experience this fall.

  • Performers

    Itamar Zorman, violin

  • Program

    Music of the Spheres
    BACH: Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita no. 3 for solo violin
    BACH: Chaconne from Partita in D minor for unaccompanied violin, BWV1004
    KAIJA SAARIAHO: Nocturne
    YSAŸE: Sonata no. 5 for solo violin “L’Aurore” (“Northern Lights”)
    GLASS: Einstein on the Beach

    35 mins (approx)

    View the digital concert program here.
    (Right click to open the program in a new tab if you want to keep the current window open to view the performance).

  • Supported by

    The Dixen Foundation