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.