Detroit Symphony Orchestra Plans David Bowie Tribute

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra is planning a tribute to David Bowie that’s billed as a symphonic odyssey exploring the legendary musician’s works.

The event “The Music of David Bowie” takes place July 10 at Meadow Brook amphitheater in suburban Detroit. It will include performances of songs including Space Oddity,” ‘‘Changes,” ‘‘Under Pressure” and “Heroes.”

The orchestra will be led by guest conductor Brent Havens and accompanied by a rock band. In a statement, Havens says the idea is “to take the music as close to the originals as we could and then add some colors to enhance what Bowie had done.”

Bowie died in January at age 69.

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Shown here performing in Hartford, Conn

Havens says the band will reproduce Bowie’s work “verbatim” as the orchestra adds “a whole different sense of power.”