Jupiter Symphony Logo

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



Horatio Parker Suite in A Major, Op. 35
Tempo di menuetto
Stephen Beus piano, Stefan Milenkovich violin, David Requiro cello


Horatio Parker Suite in A Major, Op. 35
Stephen Beus piano, Stefan Milenkovich violin, David Requiro cello


If you missed Maxim Lando at Jupiter...


Maxim Lando playing the first movement of Julius RÖNTGEN’s
Trio in Eb Major, with Vadim Lando on clarinet



Maxim Lando playing the second movement of
Julius RÖNTGEN’s Trio in Eb Major


Maxim Lando playing the third movement of
Julius RÖNTGEN’s Trio in Eb Major



Maxim Lando playing Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu as an encore



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:


Alessio Bax piano
Dmitri Berlinsky violin
Dov Scheindlin viola
Wendy Warner cello
Lucille Chung page turner

Produced by Interaction Media
Directed by Martin Spinelli
Edited by Michael Grenadier

To view this excellent documentary in full, just click on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdmufpEtRmY

The producer-director, Martin Spinelli, also made the EMMY Award-winning “Life On Jupiter: The Story of Jens Nygaard, Musician.

To view the artwork of Michael McNamara, visit www.mcnamarapaintings.com.



Jupiter’s 2010 Naumburg performance in Central Park was featured on
Good Day New York:

you will need the adobe flash player to view the video



The EMMY Award-winning documentary is available on DVD with bonus music.

LIFE ON JUPITER: The Story of Jens Nygaard, Musician is a superb documentary that has won a New York Emmy and the highly respected Chris Award, as well as a nomination for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement” by the Directors Guild of America.

Awards won include:

  • 2002 Emmy Award for Programming about the Arts
  • Best Documentary Film Award at the 22nd Annual Breckenridge
    Festival of Film
  • Directors Guild of America’s Nomination for Outstanding
    Achievement Award.
  • Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Opening Night
  • Chris Statuette Award at the Columbus International
    Film & Video Festival.
  • Thunderbird International Film Festival Best Picture, Best Sound/Music, and Lisa Palattella, Editor, won the Karl Malden Award for excellence, ingenuity, and dedication to the project.   
  • Best Musical Film Award - Tiburon International Film Festival
  • The BAC 36th International Film and Video Festival screening
    at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in Manhattan.
  • The International Film Festival of Fine Arts screening in Szolnok, Hungary
  • Empire State Film Festival & Rhode Island International
    Film Festival
    & Sedona International Film Festival screenings.

Martin Spinelli began this project in January 2000 as a labor of love after attending a concert of the Jupiter Symphony. Juxtaposing a powerful biography with great music, the documentary has earned positive critical responses from publications as disparate as TV Guide and Video Librarian, while generating an enthusiastic following among music lovers and general audiences alike.  Ruth Laredo, Joel Krosnick (Juilliard String Quartet), and William Wolfram are among the soloists that appear in this inspirational film. Life on Jupiter takes us on a musical and very personal journey, enhanced by selections from critically acclaimed performances.

This superb documentary on Jens Nygaard won the highly respected Chris Award capturing all seven rating points.  Following its premiere broadcast on July 1, 2001 by WNET (Channel 13), it has been screened at film festivals, among them, Breckenridge (“Best Film of the Festival in Documentaries”), Thunderbird (4 awards, including Best Film and Best Music), Tiburon (named “Best Musical Film” it beat out Eroica, the film on the chamber group, The Eroica Trio), and Park City, Utah.  It has also been screened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, broadcast on public TV by WHYY in Philadelphia, and rebroadcast by WNET in July 2002 and by WNYE in July 2004.  The documentary is now being shown on other public stations in the U.S. and internationally.

Produced by Martin Spinelli and edited by Lisa Palattella, Life on Jupiter was given top rating by Video Librarian:  “An inspiring portrait of an inspired artist, Life on Jupiter is highly recommended.” If you wish to purchase your own copy to remember Jens by, or for more information and to view video clips visit www.lifeonjupiter.com.


Home Calendar Tickets About Us Guest Artists
Jupiter Players Founder Tributes Support Thanks Reviews Videos

Copyright © 1999-2017 Jupiter Symphony. All rights reserved.