"Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ," Stewart Copeland, Composer (#downSTAGE)
VPAC welcomes Stewart Copeland, who caught the world’s attention when he captured the raw energy of the London punk rock scene by forming The Police. Copeland has since spent three decades as an acclaimed film composer, filmmaker and creator of opera, ballet and chamber music. His current muse, the 1925 film "Ben Hur: A Tale of The Christ" remains the most expensive silent film ever made, with an enormous cast and breathtaking visuals. Nearly a century later, the film’s chariot race remains one of the most influential scenes in cinema history. The evening will feature composer Copeland on drum set and percussion, fronting a full symphony orchestra, as VPAC resounds with hoof beats and drumbeats.
downSTAGE with The Frame
Before the performance, join for KPCC's “downSTAGE” talk with John Horn, host of KPCC’s new daily arts and culture program The Frame. This conversation will take place on stage in front of the live audience and be recorded and distributed on The Frame, which airs weekdays at 3:30pm on 89.3 FM and is available as a podcast on iTunes.
KPCC’s new series of "downSTAGE" talks take place with artists immediately before, during or following their performance. These hosted conversations occur in front of the live audience and are recorded and distributed on KPCC shows like Take Two and The Frame.
Stewart Copeland, Composer
with Pacific Symphony
Richard Kaufman, Conductor
Wednesday, March 16 - 8:00 PM
Valley Performing Arts Center
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St
Northridge, CA 91330
About the sponsor:
The Valley Performing Arts Center offers a vibrant and diverse performance program to the University community every season, as well as serving as the intellectual and cultural heart of the San Fernando Valley. The Valley Performing Arts Center at California State University, Northridge is known for its commitment to bringing engaging professional performances of the highest caliber to its exceptional venues.