This concert takes Beethoven’s Grosse Fuge and intersperses it with beautifully reimagined versions of songs by David Bowie from his extraordinary catalogue of recorded material. Both men were possessed by an innate compulsion to reinvent themselves and their work. Despite coming from opposing ends of the musical spectrum they nevertheless shared an astonishing motivation to be in control of their own artistic destinies.
This is a seated show.
Bowie arr. Le Page Station to Station
Bowie arr. Le Page Lazarus
Beethoven Op 132 (slow mvt)
Bowie arr. Le Page Aladdin Sane
Joe Cutler 2016 was a sad Year for Pop Music
Bowie arr. Le Page Fame
Benoit Granier New Work
Bowie arr. Le Page Heroes
Beethoven Grosse Fugue Op.133
10% booking fee
10% booking fee
The bar will open at 6.30pm
Performance starts at 7.30pm
Rebel Rebel examines the cultural impact and far reaching legacies of two visionary artists who challenged the weight of received ideas and accepted musical norms during their respective lifetimes.
Narrated by Paul Morley, writer, broadcaster, and cultural critic. Paul has written about music, art, and entertainment since the 1970s and was a founding member of the electronic collective Art of Noise and a member of staff at the Royal Academy of Music. He is the author of The Sunday Times Bestseller ‘The Age of Bowie’.
Orchestra of the Swan is a British chamber orchestra under the artistic direction of David Le Page. Their new album Labyrinths was ‘Album of the Week’ on Scala Radio, tracks featured on Classic FM reaching the top 20 Specialist Classical Charts.
Their first mixtape album Timelapse has received both critical and popular acclaim, with tracks from the album, including Le Page’s arrangement of Bowie’s Heroes, having been streamed 2.8 million times since its release in January 2021.
“A Beautiful, winding an unexpected journey’ by Apple
“Labyrinths is a perfectly judged playlist: thoroughly enjoyable, superbly performed” By Classical Explorer
“There is truly ‘something for everyone’ on this album…And that ambient Eno track ? It’s the perfect close to this brilliantly conceived, generous, and rewarding recording Highly recommended.” By The Cross-Eyed Pianist
Drapers’ Hall, Bayley Lane, CV15RN
Access for all
- Level access for wheelchairs
- Disabled toilets available
- Induction loop