Helicon Defined

About Helicon

Insightful Programs, Historically Informed, Intimate Space

Taking its name from the mythical Greek mountain home of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory, and her daughters, the nine Muses, Helicon was founded in 1985 by harpsichordist Albert Fuller as a forum for exploring chamber music in a historical context. 

Helicon produces and presents an annual subscription series of four symposiums featuring performance and discussion of chamber music. Each Helicon symposium addresses a particular musical or cultural question with expressly chosen repertoire, performers, and instruments. 

Helicon has released five commercial recordings with music by Bach, Vivaldi, Rameau, Scarlatti, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann, performed on period instruments.

Helicon has been presented by Carnegie Hall and has co-produced events with Yale University, the Morgan Library, the Mannes School, Trinity Church Wall Street, and the innovative chamber orchestra, The Knights. In March 2015, the Morgan Library and Museum and Yale University presented Helicon’s production of the oratorio La Resurrezione by George Frideric Handel. Helicon has also been presented on Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. 

Helicon’s activities are supported through the tax-deductible contributions of its members, who make up the core audience of Helicon’s Symposiums. For more information, please visit www.helicon.org

"Intimate, immaculately fashioned symposiums"
The New York Times

“an important early music organization”
The New York Times

“The most civilized events in New York City”
Bruce Simon, Helicon charter member

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