A series of orchestra concerts featuring music by rock icon David Bowie and the composers who inspired him, What’s on David Bowie’s Playlist, which takes place at various venues in town from March 15 to March 19, features an extensive program of music that both inspired Bowie and was written by Bowie.
For the concerts, CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra
will work from a “playlist” that includes the following: Bowie XL, an instrumental suite of seven David Bowie songs, with narration by Ravenna Miceli (of oWOW internet radio) about Bowie’s life and career; five Bowie songs played by the orchestra and sung by Richard Kline, singer for the Bowie tribute band Diamond Dogs; and works by John Adams, Richard Strauss and Philip Glass, all of whom inspired the Thin White Duke.
The first concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at St. Jerome Church. Concerts follow at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at Westlake City Schools Performing Arts Center in Lakewood, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at Lakewood Congregational Church, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus and at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple in Beachwood.
No tickets are required; admission is free.