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BPO Pops goes back-to-back with Music of David Bowie Friday and Star Trek vs. Star Wars Saturday

BPO Pops goes back-to-back with Music of David Bowie, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, tickets are $39-$85; and “Star Trek vs. Star Wars” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, tickets are $10 to $89. Both shows in Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle. Tickets are at bpo.org, 716-885-5000.

Jean Meilleur, the lead singer of Jeans ‘n Classics, is joined by other vocalists to perform David Bowie’s hits on Friday with the BPO as a trusty backdrop, while Saturday’s sci-fi night tests the range of the “Star Trek” score against the brilliance of John Williams’ timeless “Star Wars” tracks.

THE BOWIE CONCERT

Bradley Thachuk, conductor
Jean Meilleur, lead vocals
Stephanie Martin, vocals
Lis Soderberg, vocals
Dave Dunlop, guitar
Mitchell Tyler, bass
Kevin Adamson, keyboards
Aaron MacDonald, saxophones
Paul DeLong, drummer

The innovative, enigmatic icon of 20th century music is celebrated when Jeans ‘n Classics rejoins the BPO to reprise their incredible interpretation of Bowie’s musical genius. From Starman to Under Pressure to Let’s Dance, and ultimately his last album, Blackstar, Bowie continually reinvented his sound, pushing the boundaries of pop, glam, and rock over a span of almost 50 years.

Star Trek vs. Star Wars

John Morris Russell, conductor

Experience the full splendor of the original orchestral scores from the two greatest sci-fi franchises of all time. Music by legends like James Horner, Jerry Goldsmith, Michael Giacchino, and John Williams highlight an evening that includes “backstage” stories, trivia, and movie lore from half a century of television and film adventures. May the Force be with you? Live long and prosper!

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