Jan 27, 2015
On Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th, 2015 the historic Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts, will present THE ULTRASONIC ROCK ORCHESTRA kicking off their 11th year with two exclusive concerts of the Who’s “Quadrophenia.” From the thunderous opening chords of “The Real Me,” to the rollicking centerpiece “5:15,” to the closing jubilation of “Love Reign O’er Me,” Quadrophenia remains one of the most power-packed recordings ever made. These two shows feature URO’s 14 singers and instrumentalists performing the 90-minute opus beneath a spectacular light show.
“Quadrophenia,” says URO co-founder Sal Clemente, “is the ultimate adult rock record—written by Pete Townshend and recorded by The Who at the peak of their powers. It has an immense weight to it, and brims over with earnestness, taking us on an anti-hero’s journey—told in the first person with tortured angst and abstract resolution. I LOVE this record. Not just because it spoke to me in my youth, but because even though the words are the same, their meaning continues to evolve. Isn’t that what the best art does? Quadrophenia is one of THE great rock records, and it’s a total thrill for us to be performing it on the Regent stage.”
“I grew up with The Who and love so much of their music,” says Regent Theatre co-owner Leland Stein, “but, Quadrophenia is the Who record I keep coming back to. Tommy may be more popular and recognized around the world, but in many ways, Quadrophenia is better, more sophisticated, and diverse—with amazing songs that resonate to this moment. The URO grabs this challenging material like a pack of hounds—doing justice to the original work while putting their own stamp on it.”
The Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra performs jaw-dropping, electrifying, dynamically diverse renditions of classic ‘60s and ‘70s British Rock. As the works of Mozart and Beethoven live on in symphonies, the URO is a unique and unconventional orchestra, bringing to vivid life this glorious, beloved music. Performing with uninhibited power, nuance and feeling, the URO is honored to bring these iconic classic songs to today’s audiences.
THE ULTRASONIC ROCK (URO) Performs The Who’s “Quadrophenia”
Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th at 8pm
Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street (off Massachusetts Avenue), Arlington, Massachusetts
MBTA & wheelchair accessible; free parking in municipal lot across the street
Reserved Seats: $25
Tickets & Theatre Info: 781-646-4849 or regenttheatre.com