Symphony Chamber Players
“This was music-making of a very high order”
“at the Jupiter concerts, there is always so much about which to be
“the rarities glittered like jewels”
Fred Kirshnit, The New York Sun
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Pencil drawing of Jens Nygaard by Michael McNamara
Why the name Jupiter: When Jens Nygaard named his orchestra Jupiter, he
had the beautiful, gaseous planet in mind—unattainable but worth the
effort, like reaching musical perfection. Many, indeed, were privileged
and fortunate to hear his music making that was truly Out of This World.
Our Players today seek to attain that stellar quality.
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Built in 1893 by Josiah Cleveland Cady, architect of the old Metropolitan Opera House and the American Museum of Natural History
155 West 68th Street, Suite 319
New York, NY 10023
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Listen to a live recording of the Jupiter Symphony
Chamber Players from September 23, 2013
Recorded by Joseph Patrych
Roman Rabinovich piano
Xiao-Dong Wang violin
Mihai Marica cello
Antonín DVORÁK Piano Trio No. 1 in Bb Major Op. 21
i. Allegro molto
ii. Adagio molto e mesto
iii. Allegretto scherzando
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Jupiter in the News
“the performers were top notch”
“The homey church where these concerts take place, nestled on West 66th Street in the shadow of Lincoln Center, is an intimate and acoustically vibrant place for chamber music.”
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times more...
“A finely forthright, fluent and expressive account of Haydn's Divertimento in E-flat major opened this programme of miscellaneous chamber music in a series known for adventurous programming.”
Dennis Rooney, Strad Magazine more...
Nygaard’s cadenza flowed down Mozart lanes and paths, each with
beautiful backgrounds. And at the very end, Mr. Nygaard brought forth
that martial major theme, like an unexpected gift.”
Harry Rolnick, ConcertoNet more...
“...the group’s efforts proved illuminating ...Brown played a
lovely, subtly virtuosic cadenza for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 by
Jens Nygaard, the ensemble’s founder, who died in 2001, but whose
fascination with rarities continues to drive its programming”
Allan Kozinn, The New York Times more...
Jupiter featured on Our Net News
American program opener on March 18, with grateful thanks to Michael Shaffer of OurNetNews.com for recording the matinee concert, and making available the Horatio Parker Suite video for our viewing pleasure.
Horatio Parker Suite in A Major, Op. 35, composed in 1893
Stephen Beus piano
Stefan Milenkovich violin
David Requiro cello
More video from this performance can be viewed on our video
Jupiter on YouTube
featured in a short documentary on artist Michael McNamara
NEW YORK CANVAS : The Art of Michael McNamara is a video
portrait of the artist who has painted iconic images of New York City
for more than a decade, capturing the changing urban landscape of his
adopted city. Our Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players provide the music
from Brahms’s Piano Quartet in G Minor, underscoring the inspiration
the artist has drawn from Jens Nygaard and the musicians. Michael was
also our Jupiter volunteer from 2002 to 2010.
Here is a video of the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players performance of
the Rondo alla Zingarese movement:
The producer-director, Martin Spinelli, also made the EMMY
Award-winning “Life On Jupiter: The Story of Jens
For more information, visit our video
Award-winning “LIFE ON JUPITER - The Story of Jens Nygaard, Musician”
available on DVD with bonus music. More
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New York Sun Review
by Adam Baer
--The Jupiters Play On--
“Some great musicians get a statue when they pass
away. Some get their name imprinted on the roof of a well-known concert
hall. But the late conductor Jens Nygaard has a living tribute: an entire
ensemble of musicians and a concert series to go along with it...
It is one of the city’s cultural jewels...
In the end, if Mr.
Nygaard was known for anything, it was unmitigated verve. That’s what the
audience regularly returned for, and that’s what they got Monday
afternoon. To have a grassroots community of musicians continue to
celebrate Mr. Nygaard with indomitable performances like these week after
week, even without the power of world-famous guest soloists, is proper
tribute. And with more large orchestras and ensembles needing more
corporate sponsorship year after year, I, for one, hope the Jupiter’s
individual subscriber-base remains strong.
New York’s musical
life needs the spirit of Jens Nygaard, and Mei Ying should be proud she’s
keeping it alive.”
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