David Bowie's Blackstar
The Ambient Orchestra featuring Maya Beiser
Saturday, October 13th @ 8PM
Flynn Theater | Burlington VT
Shortly after David Bowie’s passing in January 2016, composer Evan Ziporyn created the Ambient Orchestra to perform Philip Glass’ Bowie-inspired symphonies, Low and Heroes. Drawing on stunning cellist Maya Beiser as the voice of Bowie, the overwhelming success of the inaugural concert led Ziporyn to continue exploring the seemingly endless Bowie catalogue. He selected Bowie’s tragically self-aware swan song, Blackstar—written and recorded in the artist’s final year—to arrange and conduct. The full orchestra channels Bowie’s light-years-ahead music, rendering the subtleties more subtle as Beiser’s cello interprets Bowie’s lyrics with haunting entrancement.