Evening Concert
Blue Skies
The Immigrant Songwriters
Fri, Aug 4, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Concert Sponsor
Born Israel Isidore Beilin in 1888 in Tyumen, Russia, Irving Berlin immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 5 years old. As was the case for so many other immigrant families at the time--especially eastern European Jewish families--the Beilin's were not so much seeking out America, as they were fleeing a homeland that did not want them. But having arrived here they proceeded, again like so many others, to become Americans as soon and as fully as possible. Indeed, Israel Beilin's own path left him one of the clearest American voices of his century: indeed, through classics like "God Bless America", "White Christmas" and many more Irving Berlin helped articulate what it means to be an American almost better than anyone else.
But Irving Berlin wasn't the only immigrant composer to help define his new homeland. Indeed, the entire popular song industry of the early 20th century seemed peopled by those who were not born here. In this, our first 2006 OFAM evening concert at The Shedd, Dick and company are joined by soprano Maria Jette and OFAM favorite's Bill Hulings and Michael Stone in a celebration of the great first and second-generation immigrant songwriters that changed the face of American music, including Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwins, Harry Warren, Yip Harburg, Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, among others.
Event Personnel
Dick Hyman, piano, director
Maria Jette, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Peter Appleyard, vibraphone
Mike Denny, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Ken Peplowski, clarinet, saxophone
Sandke Randy, trumpet
Set I
 Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
Music by Irving Berlin
 Give My Regards To Broadway
Words & music by George M. Cohan
 Abie Sings An Irish Song
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Russian Lullaby
Words & music by Irving Berlin
(1917/27) Show Boat
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II, P. G. Wodehouse - Music by Jerome Kern
 Fascinating Rhythm
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Embraceable You
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 You Took Advantage Of Me
(1928) Present Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Memories Of You
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Eubie Blake
 Lullaby of Broadway
(1935) Gold Diggers of 1935
Words by Al Dubin - Music by Harry Warren
Set II
 Dancing In The Dark
(1931) The Band Wagon
Words by Howard Dietz - Music by Arthur Schwartz
(1932) Love Me Tonight
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 All The Things You Are
(1939) Very Warm For May
Words by Oscar Hammerstein II - Music by Jerome Kern
 September Song
(1938) Knickerbocker Holiday
Words by Maxwell Anderson - Music by Kurt Weill
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Music by George Gershwin
 Chattanooga Choo Choo
(1941) Sun Valley Serenade
Words by Mack Gordon - Music by Harry Warren
(1957) West Side Story
Words by Stephen Sondheim - Music by Leonard Bernstein
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Maxwell Anderson, 1888-1959
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Leonard Bernstein, 1918-1990
Eubie Blake, 1883-1983
George M. Cohan, 1878-1942
Howard Dietz, 1896-1983
Al Dubin, 1891-1945
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Mack Gordon, 1904-1959
Oscar Hammerstein II, 1895-1960
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
DuBose Heyward, 1885-1940
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Emma Lazarus, 1849-1887
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Arthur Schwartz, 1900-1984
Stephen Sondheim, 1930-
Harry Warren, 1893-1981
Kurt Weill, 1900-1950
P. G. Wodehouse, 1881-1975
Ticket/Venue Info
Blue Skies Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
15%  20%  25%  Stud. 
AA38.00  32.50  30.50  28.50  19.00 
A30.00  25.50  24.00  22.50  15.00 
B22.00  18.75  17.75  16.50  11.00 
O22.00  18.75  17.75  16.50  11.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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Festival Events Calendar
Tuesday Aug 1
6:00 pmG. Bellows' America
Thursday Aug 3
10:00 amThe Cocoanuts
1:30 pmAlex's Ragtime Band
4:30 pmBerlin's Songs
7:30 pmCheek To Cheek
Friday Aug 4
10:00 amTop Hat
2:30 pmHeat Wave
4:30 pm20s In Revue
7:30 pmBlue Skies
Saturday Aug 5
10:00 amLet Yourself Go!
2:30 pmA Day In The Life
4:30 pmThe Real Anthem
Tuesday Aug 8
10:00 amFilm: Annie Get Your Gun
Wednesday Aug 9
10:00 amFollow The Fleet
2:30 pmCome On And Hear
4:30 pmTin Pan Alley & The South
Thursday Aug 10
10:00 amHoliday Inn
2:30 pmFace The Music
4:30 pmBerlin The Man
7:30 pmYou're Just In Love
Friday Aug 11
10:00 amCall Me Madam
2:30 pmMan Bites Dog
4:30 pmBerlin On America
Saturday Aug 12
2:30 pmMy Walking Stick
7:30 pmSay It With Music