In a concert event not to be missed, Queensland Symphony Orchestra and some of the country’s leading musicians will pay tribute to the legacy of David Bowie.
David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed will see artists iOTA, Steve Kilbey, Deborah Conway, Adalita and Tex Perkins join the QSO at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre to perform hits from the Bowie canon, personally selected by the performers.
The show’s creative director Amanda Pelman says 30 Bowie songs will be featured, including his most popular hits — songs like Changes, China Girl, Life on Mars, Under Pressure, Let’s Dance, Starman and Five Years — as well as some of the deeper cuts in Bowie’s ouevre.
“The most important thing to me was how Bowie’s canon would be portrayed with real integrity and nuance by the orchestra and artists with a sympathetic voice to the work,” says Pelman.
“It would be foolish to suggest we can represent the whole of Bowie’s canon; the 30 songs are both the highest selling songs and some of the most quirky performances.”
David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed actually premiered at the Sydney Opera House in May with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with reviewers singling out iOTA’s performances of Space Oddity and Life on Mars for particularly strong praise.
“Bowie had amazing depth and he didn’t disappoint even to the very end,” says the ARIA nominee and Helpmann Award winner.
“He came to the end of an amazing life with a lot of class and integrity. He’s taught other artists how to be in the world and how to do it right.”
David Bowie: Nothing Has Changed will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 1 October. Tickets go on sale Monday 18 July at qso.com.au.
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