Stewart Copeland eager to reinvent The Police's music with 'Police Deranged for Orchestra'
Stewart Copeland, former drummer for "The Police," in his rented studio space at the Fine Arts Building in Chicago in 2017.. - Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO — The world premiere of Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Stewart Copeland's "Police Deranged for Orchestra" with the San Diego Symphony on Friday marked a full-circle moment for the star drummer-turned-composer. In 1971, at the age of 19, the Virginia-born, Lebanon-raised Copeland moved to San Diego from London after completing his first year of college in England. He enrolled at California Western University — which was located on the campus of what is now Point Loma Nazarene University — and also studied at downtown's School of Performing Arts. "I lived at the end of Del Monte Street in O...