The life and music of iconic rock star David Bowie will be celebrated by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in a just announced concert this June.
On Friday, June 3, 2016 at Chrysler Hall, at 8 p.m., the VSO presents “The Music of David Bowie,” with lead singer Jean Meilleur – backed by his 8-piece rock band along with the musicians of the VSO, conducted by Resident Conductor Benjamin Rous. Hear Bowie’s greatest hits, including “Rebel Rebel,” “Starman,” and “Let’s Dance,” in full spectacle.
Over his career, Bowie sold an estimated 140 million albums worldwide and received numerous accolades including two Grammy awards and four Brit awards, among many others. Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 17, 1996. In 2016, Rolling Stone proclaimed Bowie “the greatest rock star ever.”
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 9 a.m. and range in price from $20-$70. For tickets, call 757.892.6366 or visit www.virginiasymphony.org. For group sales of 10 or more, call 757.466.3047.
Under the leadership of GRAMMY-winning music director, JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is Virginia’s pre-eminent professional symphony orchestra with a mission of inspiring, educating and connecting audiences of all ages. Founded in 1921, it is ranked in the top ten percent of professional orchestras nationwide and serves the entire Southeastern Virginia region with Classics, Pops and Family concert series in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg as well as performances in outlying Virginia and North Carolina communities, reaching nearly 150,000 concert-goers every year. Additionally, the orchestra annually reaches 45,000 children, students and lifelong learners with its education and community programs. The Virginia Symphony has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and is the cornerstone of the performing arts in Hampton Roads.