David Bowie classical tribute to headline Glastonbury’s Park Stage

David Bowie

Details of the David Bowie tribute which will top Glastonbury’s Park Stage this coming Saturday have emerged.

It will be a performance of Philip Glass’ 1996 classical reinterpretation of ‘Heroes‘, the ‘Heroes Symphony’, led by conductor Charles Hazlewood and set to a light show designed by artist Chris Levine.

“When Charles told me of his plan to take my ‘Heroes Symphony’ to Glastonbury, I was delighted,” Glass has said. “It’s very exciting to think of it playing – at the midnight hour – out across the parkland, a true celebration of Bowie. I am so very pleased members of the British Paraorchestra and Chris Levine’s epic light performance will be part of it – what a spectacular collaboration. This is sound and vision Bowie-style.”

“I don’t think it’s possible to overstate the seismic shock experienced by millions of us at the news of David Bowie’s death,” Hazlewood adds.

“Literally the last thing anyone imagined, I mean, Bowie was forever, right? Speaking personally, he was a cornerstone of my life, a fundamental; as important as Mozart, and for me, that is saying a lot.”

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