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Faculty of Music



Ben Glassberg, conductor 

What if Icarus travelled not to the sun but to a black hole? This 60-minute concert features a mesmerising adaptation of Icarus at the Edge of Time, Brian Greene’s book for children performed by Cambridge University Music Society Symphony Orchestra. A re-imagining of the Greek myth, which brings Einstein’s concepts of relativity to visceral, emotional life, it features an original score by Philip Glass, script adapted by Greene and David Henry Hwang, and film created and directed by Al + Al.

Presented as part of the University of Cambridge Science Festival 2014.

This is a free event, but booking is essential, at 

Monday, 17 March, 2014 - 13:00 to 14:30
Event location: 
1.00pm, West Road Concert Hall