5301 Tuckerman Lane North Bethesda
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Conceived, adapted, and arranged for orchestra by Evan Ziporyn, conductor
Featuring Maya Beiser, cello and the Ambient Orchestra, featuring musicians from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee College of Music
While secretly battling a fatal illness, rock icon David Bowie crafted what would be his final album: the stark yet adventurous Blackstar. The record takes some surprising jazz-fusion turns in the midst of the Starman facing his own mortality. Composer, performer, and MIT professor Ziporyn pays tribute to the late Bowie by transforming Blackstar into a cello concerto for avant-garde cellist Beiser, backed by the Ambient Orchestra.