Greetings Music & Movie Lovers: Last Saturday may have been the four hundredth anniversary of the passing of William Shakespeare, but at the Rose, Ludwig van Beethoven ruled the day. Our debut of the new series featuring the Berlin Philharmonic was an unqualified hit with the audience. To quote one nearly speechless attendee, "That concert was a Wowser!" Tickets will go even faster for the next concert - Sunday, May 15th- which features Andris Nelsons conducting Richard Wagner's transcendent PARSIFAL, and Anton Bruckner's monumental SYMPHONY No. 3 in D minor. The New York Times said that Andris Nelsons "seems to draw the best from every orchestra he works with." And moving from the musically sublime to the musical, bell-bottomed 1980s, writer-director Richard Linklater brings us his "spiritual sequel" to DAZED AND CONFUSED ('93), with a serious, kick-ass soundtrack, featuring the music of Van Halen, Blondie, The Cars, Sugar Hill Gang, Cheap Trick and The Knack. EVERYBODY WANT SOME is getting some of the best reviews of the year. It's a toe-tapper, and it'll bring a smile to your face.
The music continues Saturday night (4/30) with a screening of PURPLE RAIN, in celebration and memory of Prince - June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016.
From rock 'n' roll to jazz - or as Miles would call it, "social music" - check out Don Cheadle's performance as trumpeter Miles Davis in MILES AHEAD. It plays through Tuesday, May 3rd in the Starlight Room. Following the Tuesdayevening show, Janette Force of the Port Townsend Film Festival will lead a conversation about the movie.
Tomorrow (4/27) is your last opportunity to see MIDNIGHT SPECIAL. People have loved it, and it begs to be seen on a large screen with great sound. THE JUNGLE BOOK moves to the Rosebud Friday for another week.
ELEKTRA, from the Metropolitan Opera, is the final live simulcast in our ninth season of presenting this great series. "A landmark of contemporary opera staging...nothing prepared me for the seething intensity, psychological insight and sheer theatrical inventiveness of this production, conducted by the brilliant Esa-Pekka Salonen." -The New York Times
See you at the Rose, and the Starlight Room