“A highlight was “The Gene Pool,” a virtuosic, kaleidoscopic, hard-driving percussion work. Mr. Copeland and Daniel Hope were clearly having a blast, and the audience shared in the fun, giving the enthusiastic performance the night’s loudest ovation.” Vivian Schweitzer The New York Times, March 28, 2008 for Savannah Music Festival
“… 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.” John Lydon, San Diego Union Tribune, August 24, 2009 for La Jolla SummerFest
“Usually, a world premiere causes a bit of a ripple, but when the composition is by a rock star, it is a tsunami.” Gregory Sullivan Isaacs, Theater Jones, February 6, 2011 for the Dallas Symphony Commission of "Gamelan D'Drum"
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