Icarus: At the Edge of Time
Based on the book by Brian Greene
Adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang
Film by Al + Al
Music by Philip Glass
narrator; 2 picc, 2 flute, 2 oboe, 2 clarinet, 2 bassoon, 4 hrn, 3 trumpet, 2 trombone, 2 bass trombone, 1 tuba, percussion and mallets. piano, harp, celeste, strings
Alice Tully Hall, New York City with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Brad Lubman; June 2, 2010
Icarus at the Edge of Time—an orchestral work with narrator that tells a mesmerizing musical tale of space, time and a journey to the very edge of understanding—composed by Philip Glass, based on the book by Brian Greene, adapted by Greene and David Henry Hwang, film created and directed by Al + Al, performed at the premiere by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Conductor Brad Lubman, and narrated live by John Lithgow.
Commissioned and produced by World Science Festival (New York) and Southbank Centre (London) with the Royal Society. Co-commissioned by Associazione Festival dell Scienza, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow Concert Halls. Co-presented by Southbank Centre and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Dunvagen Music Publishers