If you enjoyed the Club's outing two years ago to see a live performance of Raiders of the Lost Ark, you'll love this year's performance of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The matinee performance will entail a showing of the movie with a live orchestra providing the score. Empire Strikes Back is the perfect unity of an excellent sequel and a superb score. Empire is one of the few sequels that actually stands up better than the original (in the same vein as The Godfather, Part II). The score, likewise, was a reprise composition by the legendary John Williams that also bested the original. Except for the main title card and end credits, Williams composed an entirely new set of background music with some of the most recognizable leitmotifs in history. Rather than relying on the eerie scores than films set in space has relied upon in the late 60s and the 70s, Williams tooked a page from Strauss and the late romantics in composing wonderous themes and epic fanfares. Who can resist of thinking of Dark Vader's steely black outfit when hearing the sound of the imperial march? For further argument, check out this excellent video on why the score is one of the greatest in history:
Feel free to grab lunch before hand or dinner and cocktails afterwards at one of Newark's many new or established restaurants.
Please purchase tickets for the event at the link below. After, please email Manny Antunes (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the number of your party and if you have any preferences for sitting together. Also, if you have any questions about the venue, great places in the area to eat or drink, questions about public transportation/parking, or anything else, you can also contact Manny.
Where: The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Victoria Theater), Newark, NJ
When: January 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM (15:00)
(If tickets are sold out, please contact Manny and he might be able to procure more)