Charleston Gaillard Center Presents

Blackstar Symphony: The Music of David Bowie with the Charleston Symphony with Special Guest Artist John Cameron Mitchell
Artistic Director, Donny McCaslin

Apr 27, 2024 at 7:30 pm
Tickets Start at $35 (Plus Applicable Fees)

Donny McCaslin, Artistic Director
Tim Davies, Conductor
John Cameron Mitchell, Guest Artist
Gail Ann Dorsey & David Poe, Vocalists
Jason Lindner, Keyboards
Jonathan Maron, Bass
Nate Wood, Drums
Charleston Symphony

About the Show

A Bowie Brilliance Reimagined
Prepare to be spellbound by a musical masterpiece reborn. BLACKSTAR SYMPHONY isn’t simply a concert, it’s a musical experience that transcends time and genre. Immerse yourself in the sonic tapestry of David Bowie’s final, critically acclaimed album, Blackstar, reimagined for a 65-piece orchestra.

Artistic Director Donny McCaslin, who along with keyboardist Jason Lindner helped create the original Blackstar recording, bring their electrifying energy to the stage with bandmates Jonathan Maron on bass and drummer Nate Wood. Joining them are Bowie’s longtime bandmate Gail Ann Dorsey, along with vocalist David Poe, all under the masterful baton of conductor Tim Davies. Special guest artist John Cameron Mitchell adds his unique theatrical flair to the mix.

The evening climaxes with a celebration of Bowie’s iconic song catalog, featuring touchstones like “Space Oddity,” “Life on Mars,” and “Heroes.” Prepare to be transported through his musical landscape, each song a testament to the enduring legacy of the Starman himself.

Don’t miss this rare chance to experience Bowie’s final musical offering in a live setting. BLACKSTAR SYMPHONY is a poignant tribute, and a celebration of pure musical genius.

As Rolling Stone declared, “Blackstar is Bowie’s best.” Get ready to witness it live, reimagined, and amplified for the ages.

The arty, unsettling Blackstar is Bowie’s best

Rolling Stone
Set List & Orchestrators

Blackstar | Vince Mendoza

‘Tis a Pity She was a Whore | Michael Dudley

Lazarus | Jules Buckley

Sue (Or in a Season of Crime) | Maria Schneider

Girl Loves Me | Jamshied Sharifi

Dollar Days | Tony Visconti

I Can’t Give Everything Away | Jamshied Sharifi

Life On Mars? | Tim Davies

Where Are We Now? | Jamshied Sharifi

Space Oddity | Jules Buckley

Heroes | Jules Buckley

Student & Teacher Tickets

The Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education & Community Program is pleased to announce student and teacher tickets are available for this performance. Limited availability. Limited to two tickets per person with valid student/teacher ID.

Tickets available in advance: Tickets are $25 (plus applicable fees) for Green seats on seatmap. Ticket purchasers must pick up their tickets at Will Call the night of the performance.

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Please note that for this performance online purchases have a limit of eight (8) tickets per customer. To purchase additional tickets or to inquire about group sales, please contact the ticket office directly at (843) 242-3099.