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Icarus at the Edge of Time

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Icarus at the Edge of Time

Daniel Brier, Conductor
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00pm
Chenery Auditorium
Family Discovery

A mesmerizing tale of a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole, “Icarus at the Edge of Time” is a full-orchestra, multimedia work bringing a powerful modern twist to a classic myth. Learn all about it here: https://youtu.be/Hbty3VW1KVY.

Watch for this: Our first piece is Mothership, which many students will recognize from their 2018-19 classroom music studies leading up to the Spring 2019 Youth Concerts. It was a crowd favorite!

This performance is presented in collaboration with the Kalamazoo Air Zoo and features two student soloists from the Jazz and Creative Institute.

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Pre-concert activities begin at 2 p.m. and will include an instrument petting zoo and, in the Chenery reception room, you'll find hands-on science activities from the Air Zoo that are out of this world! We will not have a "Meet the Maestro" session for this concert so everyone has a chance to experience the Air Zoo's activities.



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No refunds are available for returned tickets.


ACCESSIBILITY: We strive to make all venues where the KSO offers concerts fully accessible to all. Additionally, sensory friendly accommodations such as headphones, sunglasses, earplugs, and quiet fidget objects are made available for free at all concerts for children and adults. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact the KSO office at 269-349-7759.


Featured Artists

Daniel Brier, conductor
Troy Thrash, narrator
Elijah Brooks, piano
Miles Lekan, alto saxophone


— Air Zoo activities, Instrument Petting Zoo | 2 p.m. —


BATES (b. 1977): Mothership (2011)
                Elijah Brooks, piano
                Miles Lekan, alto saxophone

— On-stage science demonstration from the Air Zoo  —

GLASS (b. 1937): Icarus at the Edge of Time
                Troy Thrash, narrator