Off the Score

Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$36.00 - $42.00

Presented in partnership with KUTX’s “Eklektikos” and the Butler School of Music

Stewart Copeland, drums
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
Off the Score

Texas Performing Arts presents an evening of chamber music for a new generation! Stewart Copeland, the artist who innovated the world of rock drumming with The Police, joins forces with internationally renowned pianist Jon Kimura Parker in a new cutting edge chamber music project that features Copeland’s compositions as well as standard classical repertoire including Parker’s brilliant suite based on Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

Copeland and Parker explore the role of improvisation in classical music while providing room to move past the notes on the page. Instrumentation includes piano, violin, double-bass, and drums/percussion. Judd Miller, the extraordinary proponent of the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument), adds a collage of brass, wind, and electronic sounds.

Stewart Copeland has spent three decades in the forefront of contemporary music as a rock star, acclaimed film composer and film maker, and a much sought-after collaborator in the disparate worlds of opera, ballet, world music, and chamber music composition. His career includes the sale of more than 60 million records worldwide, and numerous awards, including five Grammys.

A veteran of the international concert stage, Jon Kimura Parker has performed as guest soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Wolfgang Sawallisch in Carnegie Hall, toured Europe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and André Previn, and shared the stage with Jessye Norman at Berlin’s Philharmonie. Parker hosted the television series Whole Notes on Bravo! and CBC Radio’s Up and Coming.

“The vitality and excitement of his popular ideas in new classical music settings connected with the audience. Thunderous applause and cheering after each and the long standing ovation at the end left no doubt that Copeland had struck a chord.” – San Diego Union Tribune

“Parker did not miss a beat, a theme, a gesture, a mood, or the general feeling of the Stravinsky masterwork. It was breathtaking.” – Utah Chronicle

Stewart Copeland continues classical exploration with collaborationAustin American-Statesman

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Jon Kimura Parker at piano

Jon Kimura Parker
Photo by Tara McMullen

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