Charles Hazlewood takes to the stage at Glastonbury Festival!
Long-time Kneehigh Composer and Music Director Charles Hazlewood hit Glastonbury over the weekend, conducting the British Paraorchestra in a touching midnight tribute to David Bowie.
"I don't think it's possbile to overstate the seismic shock experienced by millions of us at the news of David Bowie's death. Literally the last thing anyone imagines, I mean, Bowie was forever, right? Speaking personally he was a cornerstone of my life, a fundamental, as important and Mozart, and for me, that is saying a lot. Bowie was a huge fan of [Philip] Glass, citing him as a primary influence. If Bowie had any interest in what might be played by all of us after he'd gone, then I reckon a world class orchestra breathing fire into Glass's Heroes Symphony would make him very happy indeed. And with the added genius of laser virtuoso Chris Levine creating a visual counterpoint to Glass's luminescent textures, this will be the most extraordinary sound and vision ever witnessed at Glastonbury."
Read more about the event on the British Paraorchestra's website here.