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Music by Philip Glass
Conducted by Ken Lam
Narrated by Mario Livio
Based on the book by Brian Greene
Narrative adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang
Film created and directed by AL and AL
Commissioned and produced by World Science Festival (New York) with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Southbank Centre (London) with the Royal Society. Co-commissioned by Associazione Festival della Scienza, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow’s Concert Halls. Executive Producers: Tracy Day, World Science Festival, New York; Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre, London.
Wednesday, October 28: 10 am & 11:30 am
Thursday, October 29: 10 am & 11:30 am
*For High School Audiences: Friday, October 30: 10 am & 11:30 am
Exploring the intersections of music and science, “Icarus at the Edge of Time” is a symphonic journey of black holes, space travel and scientific discovery. This story depicts a strange and exciting future where mankind travels to new worlds with music by Philip Glass, narration by astrophysicist Mario Livio, narrative adapted by Brian Geene and David Henry Hwang, based on the book by Brian Greene, and film by duo AL and AL. Connecting music with science, social studies, language arts and mathematics, this STEAM-activated concert will delight students and teachers, and challenge us to think about what life could be at the center of a black hole.
Music for Youth: Grades 4-6
Approximately 40 minutes in length
Whether new comers to the orchestra or already young musicians, these concerts will engage students and provide meaningful connections to key curriculum subjects.
NEW for 2015-2016: Midweek Concerts for High School Students
This brand new concert series for the 2015-2016 season is geared to inspire and ignite the imagination of audiences in 9th-12th grade. With exciting music, visuals and stimulating narratives, these concerts will foster a life-long appreciation for how the arts connect all aspects of our modern day.