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Orchestra Nostalgico is a nine-piece band that primarily plays film music, mostly by Nino Rota. As the legendary big band Club Foot Orchestra—who pioneered the resurgence of live accompaniment for silent films—was going into hibernation in the mid-1990s, their cellist Matt Brubeck received a commission to put together an evening of music by Nino Rota, the quintessential film composer best known for his scores for The Godfather, Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, and nearly every film ever made by Federico Fellini. Brubeck gathered together many of his Club Foot colleagues and others, first settling the group into a lengthy residency at Bruno’s, and then down the street at Foreign Cinema. The personnel gradually shifted, as did the set list, incorporating film scores by Bernard Herrmann, Ennio Morricone, and John Barry, as well as a little bit of Lennon/McCartney and some originals by band members. A CD, Club Foot Orchestra Plays Nino Rota, preceded a name change to Orchestra Nostalgico. In addition to appearing all over the Bay Area, the group has played for Fellini and Rota festivals in Seattle and San Antonio, as well as the Festival Mozaic in Paso Robles.
The current lineup includes Steve Kirk, guitar; John Hanes, drums; Sheldon Brown and Phillip Greenlief, reeds; Chris Grady, trumpet; Catharine Clune, violin; Tom Yoder, trombone; Myles Boisen, bass; and Joshua Raoul Brody, piano.
Hands-on art making for the entire family is offered every Friday Night.
Monotone Marvels: What happens when you pick a color and stick with it? We'll make some monotone marvels as we think about how artists use a single color to explore mood and the impact of less. Meet our museum artists and create your own piece of art to take home.
Artist Fellows showcase
Tonight's program will feature Campo Santo, Nefasha Ayer, and short films by Kevin Epps.
Kimball Artist Studio/Education Gallery
Meet 2011 de Young Artist Fellows Todd T. Brown, multidisciplinary artist; Kevin Epps, filmmaker; and Campo Santo theater company, directed by Sean San José. Enjoy artist talks, salons, and performances each Friday Night presented in collaboration with Red Poppy Art House, the African American Art and Culture Complex, and Intersection for the Arts.
Herbst Special Exhibition Galleries
Docent available within the special exhibition Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris