World Science Festival Kicks Off 10th Anniversary Festival with TIME, CREATIVITY, AND THE COSMOS, 5/30

The World Science Foundation is pleased to announce that David Draiman, lead singer of iconic hard rock band Disturbed, will perform in the opening event of the 2017 World Science Festival, Time, Creativity, and the Cosmos, a multimedia work celebrating the human spirit of exploration, discovery, and creativity.

Told by acclaimed physicist and World Science Festival co-founder Brian Greene as a cosmic journey that wends its way from the Big Bang to the end of time, the evening's star-studded and eclectic lineup also includes famed violinist Joshua Bell, renowned opera star Renée Fleming, the innovative dance troupe Pilobolus, and string trio Time for Three. Written by Greene and directed by John Christian Plummer (Awakening the Mind: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks, Netflix's "Granite Flats") the work is a celebration of science and art, examining our collective longing to transcend the boundaries of space and time.

"It's an honor to perform alongside someone as talented as Joshua Bell," said David Draiman. "I'm really looking forward to all the evening has in store."

"I have had a long relationship with the festival and thrilled to be part of their 10th anniversary," said Joshua Bell. "I am excited to work with Brian Greene again and I'm looking forward to sharing the stage with David Draiman and performing with my friends Renee Fleming and Time for Three."


Time, Creativity, and the Cosmos takes place Tuesday, May 30, at 7pm in the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center (10 Columbus Circle). Tickets are $50 - $150 and are available for purchase on worldsciencefestival.com.

Time, Creativity, and the Cosmos is the first of 50+ events comprising the 2017 World Science Festival, which fills performing arts centers, museums, lecture halls, laboratories, parks, waterways and other locations across New York City's five boroughs, May 30 - June 4, 2017. In original programs featuring iconic scientists, scholars at the cutting-edge of their fields, technology innovators, acclaimed artists, and respected broadcast journalists, the Festival opens the world of science to the general public, providing an unparalleled opportunity to engage with revolutionary discoveries, the thinkers behind them, and their wide-ranging political and cultural implications.

About the World Science Festival

The World Science Festival gathers great minds in science and the arts to produce live and digital content that allows a broad general audience to engage with scientific discoveries. Through discussions, debates, theatrical works, interactive explorations, musical performances, intimate salons, and major outdoor experiences, the Festival takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City and beyond.

Hailed a "new cultural institution" by The New York Times, the annual live, week-long New York Festivals, have collectively drawn more than a million and a half visitors, and received more than 50 million views online. The World Science Festival continues to grow across New York City and around the world, with original musical and theatrical works touring nationally and internationally, as well as the 2016 launch of the World Science Festival Brisbane, whose second annual installment took place March 22-26, 2017.

The World Science Festival is a production of the World Science Foundation, a 501(c (3) non-profit organization headquartered in New York City.


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