Friday, May 15, 2019
It’s time to put on your red shoes and dance, as Perth Symphony Orchestra presents STARDUST: The Music of David Bowie.
And we’re letting you choose the songs!
VOTING OPENS TODAY in honour of the 30th anniversary of Bowie’s 1990 Sound+Vision tour, in which audiences around the world voted for songs by calling a hotline. Now, Perth Symphony is opening up song selection to the public.
Simply head to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSOBowieVOTE to choose your three favourite songs.
Voting is open from Friday, February 14 until Saturday, March 28, with more details available fromPerth Symphony’s Facebook page. And just as the proceeds from Bowie’s Sound+Vision requests went to charity, fans will be able to donate at the time of ticket purchase and voting, with part proceeds going to theRoyal Flying Doctors Service.
Innovative, as wildly acclaimed as he was popular, and quite simply one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, witness the moods, colour and androgyny that continues to impact popular culture even now.
What will you vote for? Heroes, Changes, Ziggy Stardust, Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel, Young Americans, The Jean Genie, Suffragette City, Life on Mars?, Ashes to Ashes, Under Pressure… and so many more… What’s your stardust?
BOWIE + SYMPHONY
The Man Who Sold the World has been as remarkable in death as he was in life. Who doesn’t recall how his passing lit up our social media feeds like nothing else before or since?
Once and for all it proved the Starman’s music was, is and will remain a living, breathing thing unto itself: open to the sort of radical reinterpretation Perth Symphony has become renowned for in recent years with timeless artists such as Nirvana and The Doors.
Indeed, STARDUST: The Music of David Bowie offers the sort of innovation the Thin White Duke himself would be proud of. Having already garnered acclaim and standing ovations from delighted audiences in its rare appearances, it won’t surprise anyone to hear just how amazing Bowie’s songs sound with a majestic, ethereal orchestra behind them.
After all, Bowie always aimed for widescreen and celestial, and this production delivers just that. Sound, and Vision.
A vastly talented multi-instrumentalist in his own right, playing everything from guitar, keys, harmonica, thumb piano, drums and various percussion instruments, to alto and baritone saxophones, stylophone, viola, cello, koto and more, Perth Symphany Orchestra will expand to include many of these wild instruments on the night. For orchestra fans it promises something unique; for Bowie fans, this is show not to be missed.
With two incredible singers set to be announced soon (one male, one female), representing the many sides to his personality and sexuality, STARDUST promises all you pretty things the most glittering, starry-eyed night of 2020. Let’s spend the night together!
Find Fashion, find Fame, be a Rebel (Rebel), and we can be Heroes… just for one day.
When: Friday 15 May
Where: Astor Theatre
Tickets: From $69+bf – on sale 11am Friday, January 31 through Ticketek.