Cole Porter’s Les Ambassadeurs Hits the Big Screen

In 1928, Cole Porter, enjoying the pleasures of Paris and always preferring to be writing a new project, worked on what was advertised as a “chic night club” revue, Les Revue des Ambassadeurs, Ambassadeurs being the name of the nightclub hosting the musical revue – located by the Place de Concorde and the Champs-Elysees.

It was a huge success with the sell-out crowd.

After the show closed in Paris, it faded into memory with a score largely forgotten. A life-time would pass before it would be rediscovered and remounted on the Paris stage. With an overwhelming reception to the 2012 Paris production, Ken Bloom made plans to produce the show’s North American debut in New York City.

Noah Griffin was in the audience of the New York debut. With a cast of stellar performers, he brought Les Ambassadeurs to the west coast for the second time in America, allowing the audience to hear his seminal work.

From this performance, we created a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of this sold out event. Keeping with the Lark Theater’s tradition of Met Performances with back stage access, this film falls right in line. If you were in attendance at the performance, we think you would enjoy seeing it again with behind the scenes rehearsal footage.

Here is the opportunity to witness history in the making. The film documents the sole on-screen representation of this vintage Cole Porter on the big screen. Come see your favorite local Cole Porter ensemble members … Noah Griffin, Founder of The Cole Porter Society, Grammy nominated Desiree Goyette, Phantom of the Opera and Mountain Play star, Patrick Leveque, the acclaimed Deborah Winters and young star, Sofia Perozzi.

Other Bay Area standouts include classical performer Martin Bell, opera artist Michael Dailey and cabaret queen, Amanda King.

New York talent includes author and Grammy winner Ken Bloom, Grammy winner Laurence Hobgood, society pianist Peter Minton, and from Chicago, theater historian Charles Troy.

Dancing With The Stars Jason Rodgers lights up the stage.

All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Cole Porter Society. Our mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate the legacy of Cole Porter.

Please click on BUY NOW and get your tickets today. Your name will on the VIP list at the door!

ELM Performs Live in May at Venues Across the County

ELM Spring Concert

May 20, 2017 at 7 pm
Mt. Tam United Methodist Church
410 Sycamore Ave, Mill Valley

Highlights include:
  • Special guest conductor/artistic director from the LA Philharmonic Juan Felipe Molano
  • Works by Bach and Brahms and Latin favorites including Tico Tico and Limoncito
  • First performance of our new parent ukulele ensemble  Join us for a reception following the concert to meet Juan Felipe and the musicians.
    Free concert. Donations gratefully accepted.
Other Upcoming ELM Events and Student Performances

May 7th • 7 pm
Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra
College of Marin, James Dunn Theater Kentfield Campus

ELM’s very talented violin intern, Stephanie Oh, will perform the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with the Marin Youth Symphony Orchestra.

May 13th • 12-3 pm
St. Luke’s Spring Fling
10 Bayview Dr San Rafael
St. Luke Presbyterian Church in San Rafael will host their Spring Fling. There will be food, raffle prizes, games, and activities for kids.
Our 5th grade San Pedro violin class will perform at 1:30pm.
All proceeds benefit ELM.

May 14th • 3 pm
College of Marin Symphony Orchestra
Youth Concerto Competition
College of Marin, James Dunn Theater Kentfield Campus
It’s the final round of COMSO’s first-ever youth concerto competition, and you’re invited!  Join us to hear three rising stars including our very own Benji Wu, ELM Cello intern, square off as they perform as soloists with the full symphony orchestra.

May 18th • 7:00 pm
Lobby Lounge Live
Civic Center, San Rafael
Come support our middle school string ensemble and high school flute quartet performing at the Marin IJ Lobby Lounge Series. The second annual concert showcases Marin’s most talented student musicians, including our very own ELM ensembles. Purchase tickets in advance here.

May 20th • 7:00 pm
ELM Spring Concert
Mt. Tam United Methodist Church
Join us for our final concert of the season with works by Bach, Brahms, and Latin Favorites Tico Tico and Limoncito. This concert is free and open to the public.