New Stewart Copeland Composition Premieres In February
UPDATE: The Dallas Symphony Orchestra just released this teaser video to promote the concert. Looks like it will be an incredible show.
Stewart Copeland has once again donned his composer guise and will premiere one of his newest pieces, “Gamelan D’Drum,” with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra augmented by the Dallas-based percussion ensemble D’Drum. Copeland met the members of D’Drum during The Police’s 2007—’08 reunion tour, and composed the three-movement, 35-minute composition with their unique blend of influences from Bali, Africa, Persia, and Western classical music in mind. The performances are slated for February 3—5, 2011, which might seem pretty far into the future to mark your calendar. But the concert’s promoters encourage potential attendees to book their tickets early, since the premiere falls on the same weekend as Super Bowl XLV in nearby Arlington, Texas. For more info, go here.