“Some of us haven’t recovered from David Bowie’s sudden death in January,” writes Christie Marcy in Thursday’s (7/21) Salt Lake Magazine (Utah). “Luckily for all of us, the Utah Symphony is celebrating his life and legacy on Saturday with a night of Bowie’s music. Backed by a rock band and with vocals by Tony Vincent—who has appeared on Broadway (Rent, American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar) and TV’s The Voice (Cee-Lo Greene compared his voice to that of Freddie Mercury. No pressure there, right?)—the symphony aims to show how genre-busting the legendary musician really was. Clearly influenced by all types of music, Bowie … moved modern classical music forward when his Low Trilogy inspired famed composer Phillip Glass to create The Low Symphony…. As a hat tip to the great Sir Bowie, orchestras all over the country are paying tribute the best way they know how: with a celebration of his music…. The Salt Lake Symphony Orchestra gets to do it at the beautiful Deer Valley Resort.” To read more about orchestral tributes to David Bowie in the summer issue of Symphony, click here.
Posted July 22, 2016