Friday, May 20, 2011, 8 p.m.
The Club Foot Orchestra is a music ensemble founded in 1983 by Richard Marriot, former Lucas Artists Program resident. After a brief career playing dramatic, complex music in San Francisco clubs, they became known for their equally dramatic and complex scores for classic silent movies. The ensemble got their name from a performance art nightclub called the "Club Foot" which flourished in the Bayview district of San Francisco. Marriott, who lived upstairs, formed a house band that came to be called the "Club Foot Orchestra". They will open with a classic Felix short ("Felix the Cat Woos Whoopee") and then perform to Fritz Lang’s 1926 classic Metropolis.
The Club Foot Orchestra consists of: Myles Boisen, bass; Cornelius Boots, woodwinds; Sheldon Brown, woodwinds; Beth Custer, clarinet; Chris Grady, trumpet; Steve Kirk, guitar; Richard Marriott, trombone; Gino Robair, percussion; Alisa Rose, violin; Deirdre McClure, conductor.
This 1926 film takes place in a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners. The son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. More info at IMDB.com.
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TICKET PRICES : $20 General Admission / $15 Members / $8 Students with ID*