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New Century Chamber Orchestra violinist and conductor Daniel Hope, who as a child loved astronomy as much as music, compiled this program to explore the music of composers who asked themselves: what would the music of spheres sound like? Joseph Haydn brought us The Creation, Josef Strauss composed Spharenklange and Philip Glass created Echorus. The anthology, played live, pays homage to Hope’s mentor, violinist Yehudi Menuhin, who introduced the teenage Hope to astronomer Carl Sagan.