Conceived and adapted for orchestra by Evan Ziporyn
David Bowie’s death in January, 2016 left a sorrowful hole in multiple genres and populations of the music community. Fittingly for Ziggy Stardust, this tribute is all-star, first performed March 3, 2017 in a sold-out 1,200-seat house at MIT in Boston. This performance by the Ambient Orchestra is arranged and conducted by MIT Professor, composer, clarinetist, and musician Evan Ziporyn, internationally known for his genre-crossing compositions and as a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
Maya Beiser, described as a “cello rock star” by Rolling Stone, is the featured soloist.