David Bowie’s musical genius spanned more than 50 years and countless genres, each moving fluidly into the other. Bowie was one of few artists to so boldly innovate and influence multiple musical landscapes, including Glam Rock, Folk Rock, Hard Rock, Grunge, Electronic, Pop, and even R&B. His alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust, launched him to international fame, becoming a figurehead for gender-bending roles and androgyny.
With his heavy makeup, flamboyant costumes, and bright red hair, he transformed the musical genre of Glam Rock and propelled it into the mainstream. During Bowie’s life, he received five platinum and seven gold records in the U.S. and has sold an estimated 140 million albums, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists. While his life was cut too short, his music will undoubtedly live on.
To honor the one year passing of David Bowie and to commemorate his life’s work, the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera will present The Music of David Bowie: A Rock Symphony. Bringing Bowie’s music to life will be acclaimed singer Tony Vincent, who will sing alongside a full 48-piece orchestra rocking out. Tony Vincent has produced six No. 1 Billboard radio singles, originated the role of St. Jimmy in Green Day’s American Idiot, and fronted the band Queen on several occasions, including a performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” for a televised program that reached more than 200 million people worldwide.
Ziggy fans can expect to hear nearly 20 classics of the legend. Purchase tickets at sacphilopera.org or by calling 916.808.5181. Don’t forget to come dressed in your Bowie best. Costume contest will take place before the concert at 7:15 PM in the lobby.
Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera presents The Music of David Bowie: A Rock Symphony
January 14, 2017 8:00 PM
Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Costume Contest in Theater Lobby at 7:15 PM
This blog was provided by the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera.