Universe Harp

Nina Kellman (harp) at the Stereo Society recording Charles Ives'  Universe Symphony

photo: Molesworth

Nina Kellman (harp) at the Stereo Society recording the Universe Symphony.

Nina Kellman (harp) has a varied career as a freelancing harpist, including performances with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, The American Composers' Orchestra, The New York City Ballet Orchestra, The Group for Contemporary Music, and The S.E.M. Ensemble.  She has performed, toured and recorded with Newband, playing the original instruments of Harry Partch. She recorded the music to Matthew Barney's film, Cremaster 3, with music by Jonathan Bepler, at the Guggenheim Museum in 2003.  In 2004, Ms Kellman performed Wagner's Ring Cycle with the Metropolitan Opera, conducted by James Levine.

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Ives Primer 1: His Life
Ives Primer 2: His Significance
Ives Primer 3: His Universe Symphony
Ives: Short Biography
Ives Downloads and Resources

Symphonic Tradition And The Universe Symphony, by Johnny Reinhard
Of Pitch And Time: Delivering The Universe Symphony, by Johnny Reinhard
Interview (2005) with Johnny Reinhard about the Universe Symphony

Performers of the Universe Symphony
Recording the Universe Symphony: the producer's note
Recording the Universe Symphony: the sound engineer's note

Thumbnail links to selected Ives site illustrations

Premiere Previews and Reviews:
New York Times June 2 1996
(Richard Taruskin)
New York Times June 8 1996
(Alex Ross)
Village Voice April 5 1995 (Kyle Gann)
Village Voice June 4 1996
(Kyle Gann)
Village Voice June 25 1996
(Kyle Gann)

To Johnny Reinhard's home at the Stereo Society