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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Perform with Stewart Copeland of the Police on December 2


By - Oct 5th, 2021 10:25 am
Stewart Copeland. Photo by Daniel Knighton/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Stewart Copeland. Photo by Daniel Knighton/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Milwaukee, October 5, 2021 – Rock fans unite. Stewart Copeland of the Police will join the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on December 2 for an unforgettable night. The orchestra will play alongside Copeland on the drums, a guest guitarist and three singers for “Police Deranged for Orchestra,” Copeland’s original compilation. This will be only the sixth time he has performed this compilation in the U.S.

This high energy performance celebrates the legendary rock star and composer and highlights the rise of his music career that has spanned over four decades. The performance will include the Police’s biggest hits, like ​“Roxanne,”​ “Don’t Stand To Close To Me” and ​“Message in a Bottle.”

“We cannot wait for this incredible opportunity to perform with one of rock’s greatest drummers and creative visionaries,” said Mark Niehaus, MSO president and executive director. “Stewart Copeland is a legend and our patrons will be witness to a truly one-of-a-kind performance that marries rock genius with the elevation and magnificence of a world-class orchestra. Bringing diverse opportunities for all generations and interests to enjoy the magic of music is core to who we are, and we are thrilled to bring this opportunity in our new home, the Bradley Symphony Center.”

MSO subscribers can purchase tickets for this special performance on October 7-8, 2021. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on October 11, 2021. Limited tickets to a Meet & Greet reception after the concert are also available for purchase for up to 50 guests. The reception is $100 per person.

Copeland and the Police are both regarded as defining forces in rock music from the ‘80s through today. Surprising to most, Copeland is also a seasoned and prolific composer in opera, ballet and orchestral music. “Police Deranged for Orchestra” follows his latest high impact “Light Up the Orchestra” concert that celebrated the highlights of his music career.

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About the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director Ken-David Masur, is among the finest orchestras in the nation and the largest cultural institution in Wisconsin. Since its inception in 1959, the MSO has found innovative ways to give music a home in the region, develop music appreciation and talent among area youth, and raise the national reputation of Milwaukee. The MSO’s 72 full-time professional musicians perform over 135 classics, pops, family, education, and community concerts each season in venues throughout the state. A pioneer among American orchestras, the MSO has performed world and American premieres of works by John Adams, Roberto Sierra, Phillip Glass, Geoffrey Gordon, Marc Neikrug, and Matthias Pintscher, as well as garnered national recognition as the first American orchestra to offer live recordings on iTunes. Now in its 51st season, the orchestra’s nationally syndicated radio broadcast series, the longest consecutive-running series of any U.S. orchestra, is heard annually by more than two million listeners. The MSO’s standard of excellence extends beyond the concert hall and into the community, reaching more than 70,000 children and their families through its Arts in Community Education (ACE) program, Youth and Teen concerts, and Family Series.

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