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Thursday Evening Music Performance

Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar

Maya Beiser, solo cello; Evan Ziporyn, conductor & arranger

Thursday, February 28, 2019
6 pm
Calderwood Hall

Composer, performer, and MIT professor Evan Ziporyn has created a blockbuster tribute to the late David Bowie, transforming his final album, Blackstar, into a cello concerto for avant-garde cellist Maya Beiser, backed by the Ambient Orchestra with musicians from Boston Conservatory at Berklee. A special spectacle of light and projection is being created especially for this performance in Calderwood Hall.


Tickets are required and include Museum admission.

Please note: There will be no performance-level seating for this concert. All seating will be in the balconies.

Adults $27, seniors $24, members $17, students & children 7–17 $15 (children under 7 not admitted).

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In the event that advance tickets are no longer available for concerts, standby tickets may be issued on a space-available basis. Standby tickets can only be purchased in person on the day of the show. Availability is not guaranteed. 

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Thursday Evening Concerts are generously supported by the Abrams Foundation. The Museum is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.