Boston premieres two Bowie symphoniesmain
A volunteer orchestra at MIT is putting on the first performances in the Boston area of two symphonies by Philip Glass, based on the albums of David Bowie.
The conductor Evan Ziporyn says: ‘This is a way for the musical community of Boston to channel our grief and express our gratitude to Bowie in a positive way. The generosity of these top-notch musicians has been incredible, putting their time and talent toward this project on extremely short notice. It took less than a day to put an entire orchestra together.’
The concert is on January 29. Tickets at $15 here. Free to MIT students. All proceeds to cancer research.