Bowie echo for Proms
David Bowie, who died in January, is to be remembered in this year’s BBC Proms, it was announced today.
New Proms director David Pickard said the latre night prom on July 29 would be a “celebration and reinterpretation” of Bowie’s work. “Bowie is one of those people whop had a tremendous influence on musicians of all kinds” he said,. “I wanted to celebrate that and show just how versatile and extraordinary a song-maker he was.”
The 2016 Proms of 90 concerts will also include, a celebration of BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing with a Strictly Prom, and there will be a tribute to the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, who also died in January.
In a more diverse programme than ever before, with a Peckham car park being commandeered for evening’s of avant garde music include works by Steve Reich as well as Bryn Terfel singing Mussorgsky, a tribute to George Gershwin and a night of Gospel music.