Montalvo Arts Center Will Present Ethan Russell in THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE
Montalvo Arts Center will present rock photographer, director, and author Ethan Russell in The Best Seat in the House. In this enthralling presentation, Ethan Russell (the only photographer to shoot album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who) guides audiences through 400+ photographs and 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes stories, including The Beatles' Last Concert on the Roof, on stage with the Rolling Stones at Altamont, and shooting the iconic cover for The Who's Who's Next, among many other historic events. Russell offers an up-close and personal look at the rock star lifestyle from an unmatched perspective. "True stories and the pictures to prove it," he says. Ethan Russell: The Best Seat in the House will be presented 7:30pm, Thursday, April 23, 2020 in the Carriage House Theatre at the Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd., Saratoga. For tickets ($40 Reserved, $44 Premier) and more information, the public may visit montalvoarts.org or call 408-961-5858 (Monday through Friday, 10:00am-4:00pm).
Ethan Russell is a multiple Grammy-nominated photographer, director, author of three books, and most recently, a performer in his stage show: The Best Seat in the House. In 1968, he moved to London with aspirations to become a writer; a few years later, Russell was one of the foremost rock and roll photographers in the world. To date, he is the only known rock photographer to have shot album covers for The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Who. In 1978, Russell shifted his focus to film and video, becoming a pioneer in the music video industry producing and directing several films for Hank Williams Jr., Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and k.d. lang. He also produced and directed the final footage of John Lennon and Yoko Ono walking in Central Park a week before John's death.
For nearly 60 years Montalvo Arts Center's Carriage House Theatre Concert Series has presented world-class talent in an intimate indoor setting, becoming a treasured series for performing arts fans in Silicon Valley. Housed in the 316-seat Claire Loftus Carriage House Theatre, the series features a diverse array of artists from a variety of genres from classical to jazz to R&B, rock, plus theatre, comedy, and more. Guests have the option to arrive early and mingle in Montalvo's Project Space ArtBar, where wine, beer, and other beverages are available for purchase before the show.
Montalvo Arts Center is a donor-supported nonprofit institution whose mission is to engage the public in the creative process, acting as a catalyst for exploring the arts, unleashing creativity, and advancing different cultural perspectives. Located in Silicon Valley's Saratoga Hills, Montalvo occupies 175 stunning acres and is home to the Sally and Don Lucas Artists Program (LAP), the Carriage House Concert Series, and a robust arts education program.