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Stewart Copeland: Police Deranged

Sunday, October 8, 2023—7:00pm

Sunday, October 8, 2023—7:00pm
Orchestra Hall
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Legendary rockstar and founder of The Police Stewart Copeland performs with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for a high energy orchestral celebration of the epic rise of his career over four decades. With Copeland on drums, three singers, and a guest guitarist, the DSO performs The Police’s biggest hits including “Roxanne,” “Don’t Stand So Close To Me,” and “Message in a Bottle” in a one-night-only concert.

Artists

Stewart Copeland

drums

Enrico Lopez-Yañez

conductor

Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the newly appointed Principal Conductor of Dallas Symphony Presents and Principal Pops Conductor of the Pacific Symphony. In addition, Lopez-Yañez serves as the Principal Pops Conductor of the Nashville Symphony. Lopez-Yañez is quickly establishing himself as one of the nation’s leading conductors of popular music and is becoming known for his unique style of audience engagement. An active composer/arranger, Lopez-Yañez has been commissioned to write pieces for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and Omaha Symphony, and has had his works performed by orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Ft. Worth Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, National Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Utah Symphony, among others.

Lopez-Yañez has conducted concerts with a broad spectrum of artists including Nas, Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Itzhak Perlman, Stewart Copeland, Kenny Loggins, Toby Keith, Mickey Guyton, Kelsea Ballerini, Leslie Odom Jr., Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hanson, The Beach Boys, Kenny G, and more. Lopez-Yañez also conducts the annual Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4 fireworks show which was first televised on CMT in 2019 reaching millions of viewers across the nation.

This season, Lopez-Yañez will collaborate with artists including Ben Rector, Cody Fry, Patti LaBelle, Trisha Yearwood, Tituss Burgess, Vanesa Williams, Lyle Lovett, Jefferson Starship, Portugal. The Man, Guster, Ben Folds, Aida Cuevas, Lila Downs, and Arturo Sandoval. Lopez-Yañez will appear with the Colorado Symphony, Houston Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Milwaukee Symphony, as well as make return appearances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and more. Previously, Lopez-Yañez has appeared with orchestras throughout North America including the Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Seattle Symphony, among others.

As Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Symphonica Productions, LLC, Lopez-Yañez curates and leads programs designed to cultivate new audiences. Symphonica manages a wide breadth of pops and family/education productions that “breathe new, exuberant life into classical programming for kids and families” (Nashville Parent Magazine). Symphonica’s productions have been described as “incredibly special – and something that needs to become the new norm” (Lima Symphony). Symphonica Productions is also a sheet music publishing house representing a diverse offering of genres and composers. Their roster of composers includes Grammy nominated composer Clarice Assad, Sverre Indris Joner, Andres Soto, Charles Cozens, Vinicio Meza, and more.

As a producer, composer, and arranger, Lopez-Yañez’s work can be heard on numerous albums including the UNESCO benefit album Action Moves People United and children’s music albums including The Spaceship that Fell in My Backyard, winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Hollywood Music and Media Awards, Family Choice Awards and Kokowanda Bay, winner of a Global Media Award as well as a Parents’ Choice Award where Lopez-Yañez was lauded for his “catchy arrangements” (Parents’ Choice Foundation).

Amy Keys

vocals

You've heard her voice on everything from the Emmy Award Winning NBC NASCAR Superbowl Commercial and the Stanley Cup Playoffs to Tarzan & Tarzan 2. Seen her singing for Coca Cola and performing a duet with Jamie Dornan on the beach in “Barb & Starr”. Amy is a very versatile and accomplished vocalist, writer, producer and actor.

Originally from Washington, DC; she started singing with groups in college while becoming a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and earning a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Her education continued with studies in voice at the Peabody Institute, also with Seth Riggs, Nolan Vanway and Gerald White. And in acting with Howard Fine and Master Classes with the original “Virginia Woolf” on Broadway, Ms. Uta Hagen.

The Sony/Epic Label released a solo album with Amy entitled “Lover's Intuition”. The title track appeared on the soundtrack of the movie “Tap” starring Gregory Hines.

Her first “major” tour was with Leonard Cohen and was quickly followed by a tour with the “LA All Stars”, whose members included Al McKay and Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire. Later that same year, she was offered the opportunity to perform with one of her idols...Phil Collins. Other touring credits include: Herbie Hancock, Barbra Streisand, Toto, Dave Stewart, kd lang, Joe Cocker, Tears For Fears, Kevin Spacey (“Beyond the Sea” Tour), Michael Bolton, Phillip Bailey, and many more. In May '06, she began touring with Johnny Hallyday...singing completely in French!

Her work with Phil Collins includes, performing background and lead vocals (including duets) and creating vocal arrangements for his show/albums....One of her arrangements (composed with Brad Cole - keyboardist for Phil Collins) was used in the “First Final Farewell Tour” show and DVD and was included on Phil's “Love Songs” Collection CD. She also choreographed the Phil Collins "First Final Farewell Tour" show.

Amy has sung backgrounds for numerous artists including: Sting, Elton John, Barbara Streisand, One Republic, Sam Smith, Josh Groban (for whom she both sang and created vocal arrangements), Stevie Wonder, Seal, Neil Young, Randy Newman, Chaka Khan, Don Henley, Timothy B. Schmit, Al Green, Queen Latifah, NeYo, Heart, Gavin Degraw, Phil Vassar, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Brooks and Dunn, Sarah Mclachlan, Sara Bareilles, Vanessa Carlton, Tina Turner, Michael McDonald, Patti LaBelle, Mary J. Blige, Brian McKnight, Al Jarreau, Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Toni Braxton, Wilson Phillips, Diana Ross, Tito Puente, Christopher Cross, Charice, and many others.

She has performed many National television theme songs including: “City of Angels”(CBS TV), “Boomtown” (NBC TV) (Emmy winning theme), “Famous Families” (PAX TV), and the theme of “Over There”- (the Stephen Bochco series) and "K- Ville". She has performed vocals and looping for and on camera in numerous commercials and films including: All voices on the “NASCAR on NBC” Superbowl Spot featuring Nick Offerman (Emmy Winner), “When The Kids Are Away” (All Vocals. Directed by Jon Chu, music by Bear McCreary), “Budweiser”, “Anchorman 2”, “Rock Of Ages”, “Big Lots Holiday”, "Tarzan", “Tarzan 2”, “Brother Bear”, “Another 48 Hours”, “Carl’s Jr.”, “Coca Cola”, “Coors”, “Taco Bell” w/Little Richard, “Toy Story 2”,“Touched By An Angel”, “The Pretender”, “ The Profiler”, “Martial Law”, “WNBA Playoffs”and “The Fair”. And performs all voices on the new ABC Matt LaBlanc show promo.

Amy is an accomplished writer with numerous credits including the promotional themes for “The Amazing Race” (CBS TV) “Law and Order, CI” (which she performed for the show.) and “Martial Law” (CBS TV). She recently began collaborating with Mitch Marlow, accomplished producer, mixer and songwriter. Together they’ve composed numerous songs for film, TV and recording artists…including “Unleash The Freak” and “Never Back Down” by Hyro the Hero.

Her recording credits are numerous, including performances with: Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr (performance and vocal arrangements), Toto, Keb Mo, Jessica Simpson, Dave Stewart, Neil Young, Schiller, LA Blues Alliance, kd lang, Michael McDonald, Johnny Hallyday (performance and arrangements in French), Kirk Whalum, Daryl Stuermer, Julia Fordham and many more.

Made numerous television appearances including: The Grammy Awards with both Barbara Streisand and Sam Smith with Mary J Blige, The Academy Awards with Randy Newman, The Voice, Phil Collins “Live In Paris”, VH-1 Storytellers, David Foster’s “Hitman” Specials, kd lang Live By Request, Michael Bolton Live By Request, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Ellen, The View, New York Undercover, Rosie O'Donnell, Disney's “Hercules” Premiere, Disney's “Tarzan” Premiere, “In Living Color”. She was, along with Dorian Holly (American Idol), featured vocalist on Wayne Brady's "Don't Forget The Lyrics" with the Rickey Minor Band.

On a project conceived and produced by renowned composer, Mike Post, a blues album, "What A Life", Amy recorded with a group of amazing musicians - the "Blue Lifers"… including Sonny Landreth, Keb Mo, Mike Finnegan, John “JR” Robinson, Snuffy Walden, David Morgan, Bob Glaub and Stan Behrens. The project includes one of her originals. It's available on iTunes...Please check it out!

She toured Europe as the featured vocalist with Herbie Hancock on his “Joni Letters Tour” and performed with him at the Montreux Jazz Festival during a tribute to Quincy Jones and at the famed Monterey Jazz Festival. She is also a featured vocalist with Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and his "Rock Fabulous Orchestra" and appears as a much-featured artist on his CD, "Dave Stewart Songbook". She started '08 with a performance in Liverpool with Dave and Ringo Starr!

Amy was the featured vocalist with Johnny Hallyday, singing both backgrounds, leads and duets, live as well as on recordings…Most recently recording Johnny’s new CD, “Rester Vivant”, produced by Don Was.

She is also a member of “Crown & the M.O.B.”, a group seamlessly melding rap, pop, r&b, and rock, currently making its mark in the industry. Their album recently surpassed 1,000,000 streams on Spotify. And the first single, “Love My People”is in maximum rotation on the top stations in the UK. The song is also featured in the promo for the new video game by XBOX, “Forza Horizon 3: Driver’s Unstruction” and was used by the Miami Heat as their “entrance” music.

Amy’s most recent projects include her appearance and singing in the feature films “Dolemite” starring Eddie Murphy and “Barb and Star Go To Vista Del Mar” starring Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo and Jamie Dornan…where she performed a duet with Jamie. She also appears on the film soundtrack.

Amy served as a representative of the music community on the Governor’s Board of the National Recording Academy (Grammys) and is a member of its Advocacy Board. She also performs as a member and soloist with the Los Robles Master Chorale.

Carmel Helene

vocals

Carmel Helene is a diverse singer/songwriter and producer from San Francisco. From street performing solo with her guitar, to traveling to over 34 countries with featured performances for over 80,000 people, she has been a musical veteran for over 25 years.

Carmel’s talents run the gamut from writing and recording to producing and mixing her own compositions, across many genres, with placements in major music libraries. Her voice and songs have been featured in films, national commercials and television including National Lampoon's Gold Diggers, McDonald's, C.S.I., Jimmy Kimmel Live, Black Monday, The Good Wife, NBC Super Bowl, BET Jazz, Perrier, Iomega, Dr. Pepper, Friedman’s Jewelers, and ABC, ESPN.

She has toured with acts including Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Michael Bolton, Luis Miguel, and French rock icon, Johnny Hallyday. Also appearing as a backing vocalist on shows such as American Idol, The Voice, The Tonight Show, American Music Awards, American Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music Hall of Fame, Good Morning America, The View, and Teen Choice Awards, to name a few. Carmel has recorded on major-selling albums, and has released her own artist albums as well.

As an original artist, Carmel wrote and produced her first pop rock EP. Her country EP has been featured on Sirius XM radio, KIX Hot Country, Music Connection Magazine, WUSA9, and Good Day DC.

She has played across the country, including opening for Lee Brice, Lady Antebellum and Chris Janson in the Shipkicker Country Music Festival, Subaru Country Freedom Festival, Coastal Country Jam, Oktoberfest, Disneyland, and the St. Lucia Jazz Festival, and the Capital One Arena halftime and post-game shows. Endorsed by Taylor Guitars, and nominated for Best Female Vocalist in both the California Country Awards and L.A. Music Awards.

Being dually passionate, Carmel continues to help develop and put in place - much needed social betterment programs that work, while writing and producing for herself and other artists, and building her catalog to license music to shows.

Ashley Tamar

vocals

Ashley Támar, author and powerhouse contemporary vocalist versed in classical to jazz to musical theatre and beyond, is known as the muse & protégé of Prince by gaining notoriety for co-writing their Grammy-nominated duet "Beautiful, Loved, and Blessed” (“3121”/Universal Republic). With a recent achievement having landed as Music Supervisor for the highly anticipated “That Damn Michael Che” show on HBO Max, Ms. Davis proudly hails as a graduate of University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. Ms. Támar currently co-stars as Chief Linda in the BET+ sitcom “BRUH” and is also authored an edutainment book and workbook for aspiring artists: “100 Things to Know as an Independent Music Artist.”

Forthcoming in June 2021, Ms. Davis will release her 4th independent album “My Name is Ashley” featuring Jason Moran, Mark Kelly, and Mononeon (just to name a few) as a follow-up to her previously independently released albums: “My Name is Támar” and “I Am the Storm” via her company Syren Music Group. With recent jaw-dropping performances on NBC’s “The Voice: Season X,” Ashley Támar was recently nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone) in the critically acclaimed Broadway film “A Night with Janis Joplin” in which can now be streamed worldwide on BroadwayHD.com. Ms. Támar is the lead actress of “A Topaz Troop,” a children’s television show circulating in numerous festivals including the Los Angeles International Film Festival. Davis has become a household name as a leading performer in numerous Tyler Perry/LionsGate productions set to DVD’s across the globe.

Though music is a conduit for reaching people through song, Ashley Támar has successfully initiated various community outreach projects: The Syren Arts Academy, the College, Career, and Empowerment Summit (Co-Founded with her mother, Dr. Carolyn Davis), the Támar Talks Podcast, Next Level Houston, and DocFest. Támar has performed an eleven-city national tour “Támar featuring Prince” as well as on Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live, the NAACP Image Awards, the BRIT Awards as well as having been featured in numerous magazines such as Glamour, Billboard, PEOPLE, and VIBE. A seasoned creative curator both on and off-stage, Ms. Támar is building a musical empire independently by securing effective outlets in which to display her sound and the sounds of artists to come. She has recently been named brand ambassador for Atlas Ocean Voyages and continues to develop innovative creative content with collaborators both nationally and internationally.

Armand Sabal-Lecco

bass

Born in Ebolowa, Cameroon, bassist and composer Armand Sabal-Lecco was first inspired musically by his siblings Roger (bass, guitar, multi-instrumentalist) and Felix (drums, multi-instrumentalist), reputed contributors to their native country’s rich musical history. As a teenager, Armand rose to prominence in the mid-‘80s in Paris among the pioneering new wave of African musicians who helped redefine the sound of the world music genre.

Since then, as a specialist in creating musical bridges between cultures, Armand’s artistic savoir faire has generated both praise and demand from artists including Sir George Martin, Peter Gabriel, Mercedes Sosa, Ringo Star, João Bosco, Ziggy Marley, Manu Dibango among many others. He has composed for Carole King, Jeff Beck, Stewart Copeland, and Herbie Hancock. Featured on Stanley Clarke’s 2011 Grammy Jazz Album of the Year was Armand’s piece “Fulani”. He has also received NARAS recognition for his outstanding work on the Grammy Awarded albums “Out of the Loop” and “Return of…” by The Brecker Brothers, Paul Simon’s “Rhythm of the Saints” and Alejandro Sanz’s “Unplugged”.

Armand recorded the vocals for the track Képéré, sung in Képéré, an eastern Cameroonian dialect, on the feature film Blood Diamonds as well as advertising campaigns for international brands. Armand’s solo project Positive Army, released in 2012, is a bass-driven, African groove alchemy with jazz harmonies and features a cast of international guest artists.

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