“HEROES” AND LOW SYMPHONIES - by PHILIP GLASS from the music of DAVID BOWIE and BRIAN ENO
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2 October 2024
His Majesty's Theatre

“HEROES” AND LOW SYMPHONIES - by PHILIP GLASS from the music of DAVID BOWIE and BRIAN ENO

2 October 2024 His Majesty's Theatre Buy tickets

Presented by David Roy Williams

In 1977 David Bowie relocated to Berlin, where, with electronic music architect Eno as producer, they created two of rock history’s most distinctive albums. 

Twenty years later influential composer and leading light in music with repetitive structures, Philip Glass, was in turn inspired by Bowie and Eno’s stark soundscapes to create two seminal classical works - the Low and “Heroes” symphonies.

In his symphonies, Glass finds additional layers to the works which inspired him and brings a sense of drama, emotional impact, and warmth to the chill of the original works.

“My approach was to treat the themes very much as if they were my own and allow their transformations to follow my own compositional bent when possible. In practice, Bowie and Eno's music influenced how I worked, leading me to sometimes surprising musical conclusions. In the end I think I arrived at something of a real collaboration between my music and theirs.” Philip Glass

Here then is a wonderfully intense symphonic journey - the musical essence of Bowie and Eno’s creations re-expressed through Glass’s hypnotic brand of alchemy, setting the ghosts of the original works in poetic, shining relief, through the filter of another equally iconoclastic and unique genius.

Please note:
  • Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break during the performance.
  • Mobile telephones and electronic devices are to be turned off during the performance.
  • Cameras, video cameras and tape recorders will not be permitted without the consent of the promoter.

A Reserve

  • $149.90 Admit

B Reserve

  • $129.90 Admit

C Reserve (Restricted view)

  • $99.00 Admit

Babes in arms permitted up to two years old.


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