March 21, 2016
Senior Director, Communications
MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE COMES TO JONES HALL THIS SUMMER
Tickets go on sale to general public April 8, 2016
HOUSTON (March 21, 2016) – The Houston Symphony pays homage to late rock legend David Bowie during the Summer Series at Jones Hall opener on June 11 in a program featuring the orchestra along with a full, amplified rock band in celebration of the artist’s unforgettable sounds.
Led by Brent Havens, known for his arrangements of popular symphonic rock programs, such as the Music of Michael Jackson and the Music of Led Zeppelin, the Music of David Bowie celebrates the artist’s astounding career, which spans five decades and includes an estimated 140 million albums sold worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.
Havens will be joined by Brody Dolyniuk, a vocalist for Windborne Music’s touring shows, who will lend his vocals to an exciting program featuring the talented English star’s mega hits, like “Space Oddity,” “Changes,” “Under Pressure,” “Heroes,” “Rebel,” “Fame,” “China Girl” and more. The program pays tribute to Bowie who unexpectedly passed away earlier this year just two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his twenty-fifth and final studio album “Blackstar.”
The concert will take place at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston’s Theater District. Tickets start at $29 and go on sale to the general public April 8.For tickets and information, please call (713) 224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center in Jones Hall (Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). All programs and artists are subject to change.No late seating will be allowed during the performance.
ABOUT THE HOUSTON SYMPHONY
During the 2015-16 season, the Houston Symphony will celebrate its second season with Music Director Andrés Orozco- Estrada, and continues its second century as one of America’s leading orchestras with a full complement of concert, community, education, touring and recording activities. The Houston Symphony is one of the oldest performing arts organizations in Texas whose inaugural performance was held at The Majestic Theater in downtown Houston on June 21, 1913. Today, with an annual operating budget of $32.8 million, the full-time ensemble of 87 professional musicians and 4 community-embedded musicians is the largest performing arts organization in Houston, presenting more than 300 performances for 400,000 people, including 97,000 children, annually. For tickets and more information, please visit www.houstonsymphony.org or call 713-224-7575.
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