M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
February 13, 2017 – Richmond, Virginia The genius of David Bowie’s innovative range of musical styles influenced multiple generations of groundbreaking music. Hear his iconic music like never before when the Richmond Symphony, joined by a full rock band, performs Windborne’s “Music of David Bowie” on Saturday, February 25 at 8pm at the Altria Theater. Experience David Bowie’s unforgettable body of work with a concert that pays tribute to the legendary musician and epic storyteller. Joining the Symphony onstage will be guest conductor Brent Havens and vocalist Tony Vincent.
In describing the concert, conductor Havens says: “My concept for The Music of David Bowie was to take the music as close to the originals as we could and then add some colors to enhance what Bowie had done. The wonderful thing with an orchestra is that you have an entire palette to call upon. The band is reproducing what Bowie did on the albums, verbatim, and then having an orchestra behind the band gives the music a richness, a whole different feel, a whole different sense of power.”
The concert is sponsored by SunTrust Bank. The media sponsor is Style Weekly.
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About the Richmond Symphony
Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is the largest performing arts organization in Central Virginia. The organization includes an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 260 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 200,000 members of the community enjoy concerts and radio broadcasts. The Symphony also provides educational outreach programs to over 50,000 students and teachers. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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