The evening, according to press notes, will explore the "majesty and mystery of flight through music and imagery." Audiences can expect to hear portions of Marc Blitzstein's "The Airborne Symphony," "Musica Celestis" by Aaron Jay Kernis, "Night Flight" by Gardner Read, "The Lindbergh Flight" by Kurt Weill as well as "Symphony No. 2" and "Commando March" by Samuel Barber.
Music Takes Flight will feature the talents of music director Dino Anagnost and The Little Orchestra Society as well as Academy Award-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver, Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli and multimedia designer Elliott Forrest.
The program traces the history of flight from the early mythical Greek tale of Icarus and Leonardo da Vinci's "flying machine" designs, to the Wright Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and the NASA shuttle missions.
Also taking part will be James Benjamin Rodgers, tenor; Brian "Lucky" Skillen, dancer; Lisa Casper, dancer; and the Men of The Orpheon Chorale.
Alice Tully Hall is located at 1941 Broadway (at West 65th Street). Call (212) 971-9500 or visit www.littleorchestra.org for tickets.