Lexington Philharmonic’s Beethoven/Philip Glass pairing, with poet laureate as narrator

Posted on: October 14, 2014

Kentucky’s Lexington Philharmonic will launch its 2014-15 season with “Heroes: Eroica & Icarus,” a pairing of music by Beethoven and Philip Glass, accompanied by film and live narration. Music Director Scott Terrell will conduct Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and Glass’s multimedia work Icarus at the Edge of Time on October 17 and 18 at the Lexington Opera House, with narration by Frank X. Walker, Kentucky’s 2013-14 poet laureate. Icarus at the Edge of Time will be performed using the film version Glass created for the 2010 World Science Festival in New York, with a script adapted by physicist Brian Greene and playwright David Henry Hwang from Greene’s children’s book of the same name, about a boy’s journey through the cosmos to the edge of a black hole. Walker also has a current exhibit on display at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, “We Wear the Mask: Black Superheroes Through the Ages,” and on October 8 the orchestra also hosted a meet-up at the arts center to preview the Beethoven/Glass concerts and discuss Walker’s exhibit.

Posted October 14, 2014