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Stewart Copeland’s Gamelan D’Drum Performance

Read what people are saying about Stewart Copeland’s Gamelan D’Drum Performance, below, and click here to view photos from the show.


After Two-Day Delay, Copeland, D’Drum Debut Sophisticated Concerto
By Wayne Lee Gay, D Magazine


“…This is a work one could easily imagine in the other great concert halls of the world, with all of the major orchestras. The extreme specialization and expertise required by the solo ensemble may limit it to performances involving D’Drum in particular, which, on the other hand, can turn out to be an advantage….The Dallas Symphony should certainly consider presenting follow-up live performances as soon as possible.”


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D’Drum Performs Stewart Copeland’s “Gamelan D’Drum” with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson
By Darryl Smyers
, Dallas Observer


“… the sections were amazingly synchronized movements that were more akin to meditative practices than a symphonic concert… In the end, it was a fascinating night of unconventional music. I was very surprised that the normally conventional symphony crowd embraced Copeland’s work as much as it did. Indeed, at night’s end, Copeland and the D’Drum ensemble were showered with applause for nearly 10 minutes, and brought back onto the stage four times for further adoration.”


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Gamelan D’Drum World Premiere
The Flash List


“…Copeland humbly grinned like a thrilled Cheshire cat at the end of an incredible concert… The applause from the audience seemed unending as the crowd remained on its feet demanding that the percussionists continue returning to the stage for a total of four onstage bows… (Gamelan D’Drum)… seem to guide listeners on a journey to a surreal, exotic, faraway land. It’s transcending, reflective, and fascinating. And so varied.”


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The Dallas Symphony’s delayed Stewart Copeland percussion premiere was worth the wait.
by Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theater Jones


“Usually, a world premiere causes a bit of a ripple, but when the composition is by a rock star, it is a tsunami….Stewart Copeland, drummer for The Police,


“Gamelan D’Drum for World Percussion and Orchestra.” …The audience loved every minute of it and Copeland was given an ovation that Puccini would have envied after the premiere of Butterfly.


“.…fueled by the soaring excellence of the Dallas Symphony and conductor Jaap van Zweden, Copeland’s creativity bloomed into true fine art, with D’Drum as the inspiration for it all.”


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