Synchronicity, and Copeland scored the Francis Ford Coppola film Rumble Fish. Copeland would go on to write music for dozens of films and TV shows while building his skills as a composer of operas, ballets and orchestral works. On Saturday, February 25, he’ll team up with the Colorado Symphony — no stranger to collaborating with artists outside the classical world — to perform Tyrant’s Crush, Copeland’s concerto for trap set and orchestra. And while it was clear from his time with the Police that he was a powerful drummer, he’ll scale back his dynamic range to perform with the orchestra, which will also perform pieces by composers who influenced Copeland, including The Chairman Dances, by John Adams; Pulcinella Suite, by Igor Stravinsky; and La Valse, by Maurice Ravel.
Drummer Stewart Copeland was a commanding force behind renowned rock trio the Police, which formed at the height of the punk revolution in 1977. Five years later, the band released