David Bowie Tribute To Headline Glastonbury
Details of the orchestral David Bowie tribute to headline Glastonbury’s Park Stage this Saturday (June 25) have emerged.
An orchestra conducted by leading conductor Charles Hazlewood will perform composer Philip Glass’ 1996 classical work ‘Heroes Symphony’, based on Bowie’s 1977 album 'Heroes'.
The performance will be accompanied by a light show designed by artist Chris Levine. The ensemble conducted by Charles Hazlewood will feature Army Of Generals and members of The British Paraorchestra.
Bowie was a fan of Glass, citing him as an influence on his music. Glass said of the forthcoming Glastonbury performance: “When Charles [Hazlewood] told me of his plan to take my ‘Heroes Symphony’ to Glastonbury, I was delighted. It's very exciting to think of it playing - at the midnight hour - out across the parkland, a true celebration of Bowie. I am so very pleased members of the British Paraorchestra and Chris Levine's epic light performance will be part of it - what a spectacular collaboration. This is sound and vision Bowie-style.”
Symphony No. 4 "Heroes" (1997)
Music by Philip Glass. From the music of David Bowie & Brian Eno