After a touching and show-stopping performance at this year’s Glastonbury festival, award-winning composer Charles Hazlewood is confirmed to be bringing his David Bowie tribute show to Colston Hall this December.
The stunning realisation of Philip Glass’ Heroes Symphony (based on Bowie’s seminal 1977 album, Heroes) featured a collaboration between Hazlewood, Army of Generals Orchestra and members of the British Paraorchestra in homage to the self-styled Thin White Duke, who died in January.
Of Bowie’s impact on his own output, Hazlewood confessed:
“Bowie was a cornerstone of my life, a fundamental, as important as Mozart, and for me that’s saying a lot.”
Colston Hall’s Todd Wills couldn’t be more excited by the news:
“I was lucky enough to see the rapturous reception the concert received by the 20,000 strong Glastonbury Festival crowd. It’s very special to bring the music and the musicians to the Hall.”
As well as the Heroes Symphony that has already gone down a storm with fans, Hazlewood has plans for the Bristol show to incorporate more of Glass’ Bowie-inspired material, with the American composer’s take on Bowie’s Low album also set for the same epic Hazlewood treatment.
“Anyone who loves Bowie will regularly listen to Low and Heroes back to back,” Hazelwood said of his decision. “It makes perfect sense to view Glass’ extraordinary re-imaginings of these two iconic works as one symphonic journey.”
Tickets for the Bristol show are set going on sale Thursday 30 June for Colston Hall members, visit colstonhall.org for details.
The general public will be able to snag some tickets from Friday 1 July.