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STEWART COPELAND AT LA JOLLA MUSIC SOCIETY SUMMERFEST

As we reported before, Stewart Copeland will be at this year’s La Jolla Music Society SummerFest where he will perform in premiere “Retail Therapy/La Jolla”, a chamber music piece. Stewart commented that “that piece was written, actually, on the road during the Police reunion tour, in hotels. It’s based on a little tune that I wrote and was never used for a film years ago, “She’s Having a Baby”. I think the whole scene was where they go shopping, a cheerful little scene of suburban bliss that seemed perfect for the ensemble that we’re working with here.” Also on the program are three other Copeland pieces. In “Celeste”, he’ll serve as drummer and be joined by violinist Kyoko Takezawa and pianist Joyce Yang. In “Gene Pool”, scored for percussion, he and festival percussionist David Cossin will team with red fish blue fish, UCSD’s masterful percussion ensemble. And “Kaya” features a chamber ensemble that includes winds, strings and percussion.

What: La Jolla Music Society SummerFest 2009

When: July 31 to August 23

Where: Concerts at La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St., in the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and at Ellen Browning Scripps Park (La Jolla Cove), 1133 Coast Blvd., near downtown La Jolla

Source: San Diego News Network, LLC

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