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Heroes: Eroica & Icarus, Lexington Opera House
October 17, 2014 - October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17: 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 18: 7:30 pm
“The music of contemporary composer Philip Glass makes its LexPhil debut alongside Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” in Heroes: Eroica & Icarus.
Glass’ Icarus at the Edge of Time, is adapted from physicist Brian Greene’s children’s book chronicling a young boy’s journey to the edge of a black hole which re-imagines the Greek myth and brings Einstein’s concepts of relativity to life. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” perfectly completes our heroic musical journey, showcasing the timeless notion of triumph through spirit and sound.
Icarus at the Edge of Time was 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.”