Sacramento Philharmonic remembers David Bowie

Posted on: January 13, 2017

“The Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera is aiming for the top of the pops at the anniversary of the death of David Bowie,” writes Willie Clark in Thursday’s (1/12) Sacramento Bee (California). “Bowie’s death on Jan. 10, 2016, at the age of 69, came as the SP&O was planning its 2016-17 pops series, according to the executive director, Alice Sauro. Bringing Bowie’s music to Sacramento was something the arts organization thought it needed to do.” The Sacramento Philharmonic is one of many orchestras performing Bowie tributes. “ ‘The Music of David Bowie: A Rock Symphony’ on Saturday, Jan. 14 … blends orchestra with electronic instruments, drums and vocals. Richard Carsey will conduct…. Handling Bowie’s vocal parts will be Tony Vincent … Mixing the orchestra with a rock band ‘blows people’s minds who have never been to this type of concert before,’ Sauro said…. With its pops series the SP&O hopes to attract people who might not necessarily attend performances of classical music…. The Bowie concert will have ‘fun elements’ for concertgoers, Sauro said, adding that people are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite version of the performer.”

Posted January 13, 2017