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National Symphony Orchestra

BLACKSTAR Symphony:
The Music of David Bowie

Concert Hall

Celebrate Bowie’s final album Blackstar with the NSO and the jazz quartet who made the album. Propelled by a 65-piece orchestra, jazz quartet, and special guest performers, Artistic Director Donny McCaslin and conductor Jules Buckley present new arrangements of Bowie’s extraordinary music by world-renowned orchestrators including Tim Davies, Vince Mendoza, Maria Schneider, Jamshied Sharifi, Tony Visconti, and more.

Jun. 28 - 29, 2024

upcoming dates

  • Fri. Jun. 28, 2024 8p.m.

  • Sat. Jun. 29, 2024 8p.m.

  • Genre

    Music

  • Season Sponsor

    AARPAARP

David Bowie BLACKSTAR Symphony star graphic and face

Program

Donny McCaslin, Artistic Director
Jules Buckley, conductor
John Cameron Mitchell, guest artist
Gail Ann Dorsey & David Poe, vocalists

Witness an extraordinary collaboration between BLACKSTAR Symphony Artistic Director Donny McCaslin and the NSO, led by conductor Jules Buckley. This concert is a unique and singular interpretation of the music of Blackstar, Bowie’s final album, which Donny McCaslin and his jazz quartet created with him.

Propelled by a 65-piece orchestra and jazz quartet, BLACKSTAR Symphony features musical arrangements by world-renowned orchestrators including Jules Buckley, Tim Davies, Michael R. Dudley Jr., Vince Mendoza, Maria Schneider, Jamshied Sharifi, and Tony Visconti.

Actor, playwright, screenwriter, and director John Cameron Mitchell—best known as the creator and star of the 2001 film Hedwig and the Angry Inch, joins BLACKSTAR Symphony as a guest artist. Singer Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie’s long time bass-guitarist) and singer David Poe join as vocalists.

—David Bowie

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”

David Bowie

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