Music preview: Stewart Copeland of The Police premieres concerto with PSO | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Post-Gazette.com – You may remember him as the drummer for the rock band The Police. But for decades, Stewart Copeland has made a nice little career for himself as a composer of music for films, television, symphony halls and pretty much any other medium he can get his hands on. The video game “Spyro the Dragon”? Copeland. The 1987 Oliver Stone movie “Wall Street”? Also Copeland. A few operas? Sure, why not? His parents raised him on big band jazz (his father), and classical music (his mother), by composers such as Bartok, Ravel and Aaron Copland, whom he jokingly refers to as “Uncle Copland.” Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra with Stewart Copeland, drums, and Marcelo Lehninger, conductor Where: Heinz Hall, Downtown When: 8 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday Tickets: $20-$94, http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org. or 412-

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