Icarus at the Edge of Time
Friday, January 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
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Marin Alsop, conductor
Scott Simon, narrator
Mark-Anthony Turnage -
John Williams -
Star Wars Suite
Philip Glass -
Icarus at the Edge of Time (BSO Co-Commission)*
Science and sound collide when famed physicist and author of
The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene, teams up with American composer and Baltimore native Philip Glass in this multi-media recreation of Greene’s board book for children,
Icarus at the Edge of Time. Led by Marin Alsop, this cautionary tale with mythological roots depicts a young boy’s accidental adventure to a black hole.
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Children 6-18 are half price for non-premium seating!
Support for this program generously provided by the Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts.
*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 with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow’s Concert Halls. Support for the Commissioning of
Icarus at the Edge of Time is provided by a grant from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience, through Dr. Solomon
and Elaine Snyder.
Interested in contemporary music? Check out the Contemporary Museum's Mobtown Modern Music Series companion concert to this
BSO performance on
January 12, 2011 featuring Baltimore native and minimalist icon Philip Glass’s seminal work
Synchronicity is a dynamic new partnership between Mobtown Modern, Marin Alsop and the BSO, which brings together the musicians of Mobtown Modern and the BSO in performances designed to introduce and familiarize audiences with the music of the contemporary composers on the BSO’s program.