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'Icarus at the Edge of Time' performance at the Science Festival

last modified Apr 22, 2014 11:21 AM
A multimedia performance for schools and families, with Cambridge University Musical Society Symphony Orchestra, as part of the Science Festival.


Monday 17th March was a very special day for performers and audience members alike, with two performances of ‘Icarus at the Edge of Time’ for both schools and families.


The multimedia performance involved a live orchestra, including members of Cambridge University Musical Society Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ben Glassberg, narration by Patrick Morris and a pre-show talk by Professor Carolin Crawford, from the Institute of Astronomy.


School children and adults both thoroughly enjoyed the adaptation of the Icarus Greek Myth, in Brian Greene’s adaptation, with many children having the experience of seeing a live orchestra perform for the very first time.


‘Brilliant! Awesome! Epic!’

Ethan, age 6


‘The narrator was Brilliant! And the orchestra and the video was great too. ALL the media complimented each other and came together to produce one amazing scientific and musical and dynamic production.’

Icarus attendee


‘It was a real challenge for both me and the orchestra, something students aren't usually able to try, so a fantastically exciting experience for all of us. It was also great to work with Patrick, who was a terrific narrator, as well as the excellent technical team who made everything look so professional.’

Ben Glassberg- conductor

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