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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 special 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.


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.

Oct 14 – Donor Presale*
Oct 15 – Subscriber Presale**
Oct 16 – Public Sale
Oct 19 – UGA Student Tickets (online and limited availability for in-person attendance)

*Members of The Producer’s Club who have given $500 or more since July 1, 2019
**Subscribers of any UGA Presents package(s) during the 2019-20 season

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 for solo violin
    YSAŸE: Sonata no. 5 for solo violin “L’Aurore” (“Northern Lights”)
    GLASS: Einstein on the Beach

    35 mins (approx)

  • Supported by

    The Dixen Foundation