The Helicon Ensemble
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 presents and produces 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. Interaction between audience and performers is encouraged.
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 music education events with Mannes College The New School for Music, and the New York-based chamber orchestra, The Knights.
The Helicon Ensemble Reviews:
“The Helicon Ensemble’s playing is both impeccable and exciting, and Fuller’s imaginative continuo is a plus. …” —Wayne Donnelly, LISTENER