Review | "Ben-Hur" score is unexpected, daring

04.21.14
Stewart Copeland
The Virginian-Pilot

Chariot races from ancient Rome meet a modern beat in "Ben-Hur," the daring and bold Stewart Copeland composition, which received its world premiere concert performance, co-commissioned and presented by the Virginia Arts Festival, on Saturday. ... »

In Conversation With Stewart Copeland: Famed Drummer Composes New Soundtrack for 'Ben-Hur' (1925)

04.16.14
Stewart Copeland
The Huffington Post

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's 1925 silent epic, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, has been revitalized with a new score composed by famed drummer Stewart Copeland. Arranged as a specially-edited 90-minute concert presentation, the world premiere will take place on Saturday, April 19 at the Virginia Arts Festival in Norfolk, Virginia. ... »

Ex-Police drummer to perform "Ben Hur" score

04.15.14
Stewart Copeland
The Virginian-Pilot

Copeland pulled on a wealth of musical experience and found a deeper appreciation for the power of music as he worked on his latest project: the score for the 1925 silent film "Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ."

Performing with the 60-member Virginia Arts Festival Orchestra conducted by Richard Kaufman, Copeland will debut the score Saturday evening at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk, as part of this year's festival. ... »