July 29th, 2016 @ 10.15pm
Royal Albert Hall
Arguably the biggest classical music festival in the world, the BBC Proms have invited stargaze to perform and co-curate a televised concert, on 29th July at the Royal Albert Hall in London, to celebrate the great man’s body of work and his influence and legacy beyond musical borders. We will present a wide range of specially commissioned new arrangements and re-imagenings of David Bowie songs in an ‚unplugged’ ensemble and semi-orchestral setting. A number of international guest vocalists and musicians will join us for what will surely be a momentous occasion: stargaze will be supported by Amanda Palmer and Anna Calvi with our old friend Jherek Bischoff, and outstanding classical counter tenor Philippe Jaroussky, for whom Pulitzer-Prize winning and Oscar-nominated composer David Lang will be writing a new piece based on a David Bowie’s ‚Always Crashing In the Same Car’. After playing David’s exceptional piece Death Speaks many times (David Lang that is…), it’s about time he’d write for us specifically!! And we’re absolutely thrilled by that. And who would have thought so, but there is more exciting news. Some of our favorites wrote Bowie arrangements for us: John Cale, Anna Meredith, Josephine Stephenson, Michel van der Aa and Greg Saunier (Deerhoof). Our line-up will be completed by the most thrilling line-up: Thanks to Laura Mvula, John Cale, Paul Buchanan, Marc Almond, Conor O’Brien (Villagers), Neil Hannon (Divine Comedy), Elf Kid and House Gospel Choir for joining a night to remember. Let’s Dance!