I am still in disbelief that I got to play this world premiere! Stewart Copeland of The Police was a musical hero of mine growing up, one of the most prolific rock artists of my generation.
My 13-year-old self would’ve been freaking out! The title “Satan’s Fall” is bold, so I didn’t know what to expect of this metal opera. Copeland described to us that hearing all the parts come together for the first time was like a dream coming to life. The highlight of the performance was in the energy everyone committed to the piece, and it made all the difference. We were all focused in to perform with the intensity the composition deserves, making musical history and giving the work a voice. As a musician I have long admired, it was a huge honor to meet and play for Copeland. Gracious and extremely approachable, he treated us like, together, we were all an important part of this project.