When: Fri., May 11, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., May 12, 7:30 p.m. 2018
The San Antonio Symphony picks up where German film composer Klaus Badelt (and uncredited film composer Hans Zimmer) left off when he co-wrote the score for director Gore Verbinski’s 2003 adventure fantasy Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. The Disney in Concert event will feature the symphony performing on stage as the original (and best) film of the swashbuckling movie franchise screens simultaneously behind them. The film stars Johnny Depp as Jack Sparrow, an eccentric pirate who teams up with blacksmith Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) to save a governor’s daughter (Keira Knightley) from an immortal ship captain (Geoffrey Rush) and reclaim a golden medallion that can break an evil curse. For his Keith Richards-inspired performance, Depp was nominated for an Academy Award, although the seemingly sloshed character would wear out its welcome in the subsequent four sequels. Black Pearl also earned Oscar nods for makeup, sound mixing, sound editing and visual effects. Before the concert starts, we recommend you order something with rum at the bar to get into full pirate mode. Yo, ho, ho, scallywags!