Starman: David Bowie
David Bowie was one of the most enigmatic artists in the history of popular music. He became a music icon in life and a legend after. Extravagantly creative, he defied definition and transcended boundaries. He was an infinitely changeable, fiercely forward-looking songwriter who taught generations of musicians and artists about the power of drama, images, and personas. Bowie’s lyrics were, above all, about being an outsider: an alien, a misfit, a sexual adventurer, a faraway astronaut; and his music was a kaleidoscope of influence – rock, cabaret, jazz, and classical — always underpinned with genuine heart. The TBSO is thrilled to once again join forces with Jeans ’n’ Classics for this very special concert.
Jeff Christmas, RBC Principal Pops Conductor
Jeans ’n Classics band, guest artist