THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SCHEDULING ISSUES
Red Room Orchestra recreates the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers’ classic comedy, The Big Lebowski. No musical stone will be left unturned in this concert featuring songs by your favorite artists (from bob Dylan to Kenny Rogers) and great musicians you pretend to know in discussions at fancy parties (from Meredith Monk to Yma Sumac). Hold out some hope for the Creedence, and love it or hate it, they're playing the f*ckin’ Eagles, man! Come dressed as your favorite Lebowski character, order a white Russian, and abide.
Members of the ensemble include Tom Ayres (Persephone’s Bees), Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts), Marc Capelle (American Music Club), Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), Eli Crews (Beulah), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Bart Davenport (Bart and the Bedazzled), Karina Denike (Dance Hall Crashers), Mike Fornatale (The Left Banke/Moby Grape/The Monks), Steve Holtje (Caterpillar Quartet), Jess Ivry (Father John Misty), Scott Larson (Dizzy Gillespie Band), Dina Maccabee (Julia Holter band), Robin MacMillan (Aoife O’Donovan), Mitch Marcus (Donovan), Aaron Novik (Fred Frith), and hosted by James Adomian as “The Stranger” (Sam Elliott).
Formed by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Marc Capelle in 2017, the Red Room Orchestra is a collective of popular, jazz, classical, and electronic composers and performers who’ve played and recorded alongside the Bad Seeds, the Plastic Ono Band, Cibo Matto, Oingo Boingo, Sonic Youth, CAKE, American Music Club, Lou Harrison, the Steve Reich Ensemble, the Nels Cline Singers, Rodriguez, Iggy Pop, Tune-Yards, Bill Frisell, and more. They’ve offered live renderings of the music of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks,” reinterpretations of the soundtracks of Wes Anderson’s “Rushmore” and “The Royal Tenenbaums,” musical accompaniment for a live read of “Planes, Trains & Automobiles,”and for SFFILM they composed and performed original scores for the short films from Stephen Parr’s Oddball Films archive. The Red Room Orchestra projects are co-curated and produced by SF Sketchfest’s David Owen.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes