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Join Stewart Copeland for a discussion of the upcoming world premiere opera "The Invention of Morel” and Stewart's evolution from drummer to composer. Experience this uniquely intimate event with Stewart Copeland at the Old Town School of Folk Music. The discussion will trace the artist's career from The Police to his current opera production and other classical music compositions. A Q&A is included at the end of the program.
Composer Stewart Copeland was the co-founder and drummer of the rock band The Police. His career includes the sale of more than 60 million records worldwide and numerous awards, including five Grammy awards. He has had commissions from and worked with many major cultural institutions including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera, the San Francisco Ballet Company, the Savannah Music Festival, the Brighton Festival and the Royal Opera House (London), among many others. He is the recipient of the Hollywood Film Festival's first Outstanding Music in Film Visionary Award, a Grammy nominee for his 2005 CD Orchestralli, and a 2003 inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Stewart Copeland has been responsible for some of the film world's most innovative and groundbreaking scores.