Sospiri del Celeste
Zoom link will be sent to registered participants.
Throughout history, musicians have been looking to the heavens for inspiration. The basis of Western harmony has even been ascribed to the movement of planetary bodies, from which a ‘music of the spheres’ was thought to emanate.
In this special virtual event, the Bell Museum is partnering with Sospiri, an early music ensemble, to take you on a celestial journey through music from the middle ages, renaissance, and baroque. Part 1 (7-8pm) of the evening will feature a virtual concert where Sospiri will musically explore astronomical themes in songs about love, transformation, and even plague, in styles ranging from transcendent invocations to poignant laments.
After the concert in Part 2 (8-9pm), dive deeper into the concert’s astronomical themes and phenomena with Bell Museum planetarium educator Thaddeus LaCoursiere who will give a brief presentation followed by discussion with members of the Sospiri ensemble.