Fascinating Rhythm - Eugene
Thu, Oct 15, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Soreng Theater, Hult Center
The songs of George and Ira Gershwin present perhaps the big­gest challenge. So well-known have their songs become, and so often have they been performed by so many artists of widely divergent styles, that it is often difficult to disassociate the songs from one’s own personal preferences for (or remembrances of) record­ing art­ists, from Al Jol­son to Ella Fitz­ger­ald. There is also the formidable legacy of George Gershwin’s instru­mental concert works and his opera Porgy and Bess, which is finally being hailed as the masterpiece that it is. But these concert works have also become an integral part of popular music and jazz as well. For this program, ex­pect to hear everything from "The Real American Folk Song", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Rhap­sody In Blue" and "I Got Rhythm" to Porgy and Bess and "A Foggy Day". You will also hear songs written by each of the Gershwin brothers without the other ("Swanee", "I Can’t Get Started").
Program
SET I
 Rialto Ripples
(1917)
 Swanee
(1919) Sinbad
Words by Irving Caesar - Music by George Gershwin
 I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
(1922) George White's Scandals 4th Edition
Words by B. G. DeSylva, Arthur Francis - Music by George Gershwin
 Rhapsody In Blue
(1924)
 Little Jazz Bird
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Oh, Lady, Be Good!
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Fascinating Rhythm
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Someone To Watch Over Me
(1926) Oh, Kay!
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Fidgety Feet
(1926) Oh, Kay!
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Strike Up The Band
(1927) Strike Up The Band
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
SET II
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 The Man I Love
(1924) Strike Up The Band
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 I Can't Get Started
(1935) Ziegfeld Follies of 1936
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Vernon Duke
 Cheerful Little Earful
(1930) Sweet And Low
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by Harry Warren
 Let's Take A Walk Around The Block
(1934) Life Begins At 8:40
 'S Wonderful
(1927) Funny Face
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
(1937) Shall We Dance
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Nice Work If You Can Get It
(1937) A Damsel In Distress
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Slap That Bass
(1937) Shall We Dance
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Summertime
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Music by George Gershwin
 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Music by George Gershwin
 My Man's Gone Now
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Music by George Gershwin
 There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
B. G. DeSylva, 1895-1950
Vernon Duke, 1903-1969
Arthur Francis, 1896-1983
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
DuBose Heyward, 1885-1940
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
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Soreng Theater
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000
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