Programme of Events
Icarus at The Edge of Time
Icarus at the Edge of Time
Saturday 14th July, 3pm & 7pm
Room: Main Auditorium
Prices: €32, €28, €24, €18
20% discount for Friends of the National Concert Hall and Young Maestros
The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra
Mark-Anthony Turnage: Ceres
John Williams: Star Wars Suite
Philip Glass: Icarus at the Edge of Time
A futuristic reimagining of the Greek myth, Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. This stunning, full-orchestral multimedia work brings a powerful modern twist to the classic myth, taking audiences of all ages on a whirlwind voyage through space and time, to the very edge of understanding.
Icarus is adapted by physicist Brian Greene and Tony-Award winning playwright David Henry Hwang from Greene’s young people’s book of the same title and features an original orchestral score by American composer Philip Glass and animated film directed by British filmmakers Al+Al. It will be performed by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Matthew Coorey, narrated by actor Louis Lovett, and introduced by Brian Greene.
The concert presented as part of Dublin City of Science 2012 at The National Concert Hall, will also feature the Star Wars Suite by John Williams and Ceres by Mark-Anthony Turnage.