Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ , Stewart Copeland, composer
Great Hall (Directions & Parking)
PREMIUM $N/A | PL A $70 | PL B $45 | PL C $45 | PL D $45 |
Wed., March 16 - 8:00 PM
Stewart Copeland, Composer
with Pacific Symphony
Richard Kaufman, Conductor
VPAC welcomes Stewart Copeland, who caught the world’s attention when he captured the raw energy of the London punk rock scene by forming The Police. Copeland has since spent three decades as an acclaimed film composer, filmmaker and creator of opera, ballet and chamber music. His current muse, the 1925 film Ben Hur: A Tale of The Christ remains the most expensive silent film ever made, with an enormous cast and breathtaking visuals. Nearly a century later, the film’s chariot race remains one of the most influential scenes in cinema history. The evening will feature composer Copeland on drum set and percussion, fronting a full symphony orchestra, as VPAC resounds with hoof beats and drumbeats.
downSTAGE with the Frame
Before the performance this evening, join us for a "downstage" talk with Stewart Copeland. Moderated by John Horn from KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, this conversation will take place in front of the live audience and be recorded and distributed on The Frame, KPCC's new daily arts and culture program, which airs weekdays on 89.3 KPCC and is available as a podcast in iTunes.