Lois Robinson, Executive Director
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE SHREVEPORT SYMPHONY PERFORMS THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
SHREVEPORT, LA, DECEMBER 18, 2018 - On Saturday, January 12, Windborne Music joins the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra for The Music of David Bowie. Conductor Brent Havens, vocalist Tony Vincent, a full rock band and the SSO present a symphonic odyssey featuring David Bowie's top hits: Space Oddity, Changes, Under Pressure, Heroes, Fame, China Girl and more.
THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE
Saturday, January 12, 7:30 p.m.
The Strand Theatre, 619 Louisiana Ave., Shreveport
Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
Brent Havens, conductor
Tony Vincent, vocalist
The SSO's season sponsor is
Willis-Knighton Health System.
The concert sponsor is Capital One Bank. Media sponsors are The River 957 and 98Rocks.
About Windborne Music
and his Windborne Music rock symphony shows continue to be some of the best attended and most exciting classic rock symphony shows in the marketplace. His masterful combination of symphonic arrangements with a full rock band and singer deliver the greatest hits of these legendary bands (which all feature an incredible rhythm section, background singers and a world class sound and light show); all combining to deliver the purest respective rock experience you will find anywhere.
Best known for his appearance on NBC's
The Voice, recording artist, actor and producer
Tony Vincent started his own record company, Adobe Flats, writing and producing an EP (
Love Falling Down) that led to a recording contract with EMI Records. The two solo albums that followed, (
Tony Vincent, One Deed) produced six #1 Billboard radio singles.
Shortly after his 1997 move to NYC, he took a detour into rock-based theater, starring on Broadway in
RENT (Mark, Roger),
Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas Iscariot) and Green Day's
American Idiot (St. Jimmy). He played Simon Zealotes in Andrew Lloyd Webber's film remake of
Jesus Christ Superstar, and is also featured in the film
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece. Vincent originated the role of Galileo Figaro in the rock band Queen's
We Will Rock You in London's West End (2002), and opened the U.S. production in 2004. He also fronted the band itself, performing "Bohemian Rhapsody" for Queen Elizabeth II, with a live audience of over 1 million people surrounding Buckingham Palace.
Vincent independently released two more albums,
A Better Way, produced by Adam Anders (
Glee) in 2008, and the self-produced
In My Head in 2012, following his appearance on NBC's
The Voice. Tony Vincent is currently headlining the North American symphony tour of
The Music of David Bowie, and working as a record producer at his New York recording studio, Soundshop 370.
The Windborne Music musicians for this show are:
Brent Havens - Conductor, Arranger
Tony Vincent - Vocals/Guitar
Dan Clemens - Bass/Background Vocals
Powell Randolph - Drums/Background Vocals
George Cintron - Guitar/Background Vocals
Justin Avery - Keyboards/Background Vocals
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About the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra
Since its founding in 1948, the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has become Louisiana's oldest continually operating professional orchestra and one of the most respected regional orchestras in the United States. The SSO's mission is:
- to embrace the community we serve and to be embraced by the same community; to broaden the level of supporters and their involvement with the orchestra; to work across the region with various arts organizations through cooperation and partnerships.
- to educate; to enlighten the senses beyond the norm.
- to provide the unique aesthetic experiences of live orchestral music; to give depth and enriching life; to connect people through music; to foster cultural diversity.
- to foster artistic, organizational, and financial excellence.