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Modesto Symphony Orchestra plans David Bowie tribute
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The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will perform a tribute concert to David Bowie, with Kat Robichaud and Michael Carney providing vocals. - photo by Photo Contributed

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra will push their artistic envelope with a special one-night-only Symphonic Tribute to David Bowie at 8 p.m. March 10 at The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto as part of the MSO’s Hilmar Cheese Company Pops Series.


From early works, such as “Space Oddity” to 80s classics like “Modern Love,” songs from Bowie’s entire career will be performed throughout the evening in a brand new and totally unique way.  And while this concert takes place indoors, audience members can expect an atmosphere — and music — similar to the MSO’s annual Picnic at the Pops.  In addition to the full symphony, a five-piece rock band will help round out the sound, plus all-star singers will perform lead and background vocals. 

Providing vocals will be: Kat Robichaud and Michael Carney. The band is comprised of: Dan Kalisher, guitar; Mark McKee, keys; Kurtis Keber, bass; and Kiel Feher, drums.


MSO Associate Music Director, Ryan Murray, will conduct this unique concert and looks forward to the challenge of bringing Bowie’s most well-known hits.


“The first time I heard David Bowie’s music was in the 1980’s film ‘Labyrinth,’” Murray said.  “I’ve always enjoyed his music, which is at the same time incredibly catchy and fun, but also very complex.  He was such a uniquely talented star and his influence on pop music and culture continues to resonate.  His skill as a songwriter and musician really transcends genres, and I think his very interesting use of harmony will really shine during this concert.”


Tickets start at $19 and are available through the Gallo Center Box Office by calling 338-2100 or online at