Grand Finale Concert
Say It With Music
Grand Finale
Sat, Aug 12, 7:30 - 10:00 pm
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor
We bring OFAM 2006 to a close with a journey through Irving Berlin’s America! Berlin is unique among American songwriters in that he was active from the turn of the century well into the late 1950s, and was able to reflect America’s triumphs and tribulations in his songs.
This is really what our entire festival has been about--that Irving Berlin, this Russian-Jewish immigrant kid, did as much or more than anyone else to help all of America understand what it MEANS to be an American. And he did that through his songs. Perhaps Mr. Berlin expressed this best himself in a new verse he wrote in 1980 for his 1921 hit, "Say It With Music":

Say it with music,
Beautiful music.
Somehow for so many years,
This great land, through smiles and tears
Has said it with music,
With words and music.
Let's keep America strong,
And say it with a beautiful song.

We invite you to join Dick Hyman, his all-star band, and many special guests for this stirring tribute to Berlin and the nation he loved so well!
Event Personnel
Dick Hyman, piano, director
Julie Alsin, vocals
Shirley Andress, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Ian Whitcomb, vocals
Peter Appleyard, vibraphone
Mike Denny, guitar
Ken Peplowski, clarinet, saxophone
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Program
Set I
 Russian Lullaby
(1927)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Say It With Music
(1921) The Music Box Revue
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Oh, How That German Can Love
(1910) interpolated into The Girl And The Wizard
Words by Irving Berlin - Music by Ted Snyder
 It Takes An Irishman To Make Love
(1917) interpolated into The Century Girl
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Sweet Italian Love
(1910) interpolated into Up And Down Broadway
Words by Irving Berlin - Music by Ted Snyder
 Sadie Salome Go Home
(1909)
Words & music by Irving Berlin, Edgar Leslie
 Alexander's Ragtime Band
(1911)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 This Is The Life
(1914)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 I'm Going Back To The Farm
(1915)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 I Want To Go Back To Michigan (Down On The Farm)
(1914)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Keep Away From The Fellow Who Owns An Automobile
(1912)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 At The Picture Show
(1913)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning
(1918) Yip Yip Yaphank
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 It's Your Country And My Country
(1917)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 We're On Our Way To France
(1918)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Goodbye, France (You'll Never Be Forgotten By The U.S.A.)
(1918)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Home Again Blues
(1920)
Words by Irving Berlin - Music by Harry Akst
 That Revolutionary Rag
(1919) The Royal Vagabond
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil
(1922) Music Box Revue 1922-23
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Shaking The Blues Away
(1927)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
Set II
 You Cannot Make Your Shimmy Shake On Tea
(1919) Ziegfeld Follies of 1919
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Don't Send Me Back From Petrograd
(1925)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Supper Time
(1933) As Thousands Cheer
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Cheek To Cheek
(1935) Top Hat
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
(1935) Top Hat
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Let Yourself Go
(1936) Follow The Fleet
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Any Bonds Today?
(1941)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 This Is A Great Country
(1940) interpolated into Mr. President
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Freedom Train
(1947)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 I Like Ike
(1950) Call Me Madam
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 They Say It's Wonderful
(1946) Annie Get Your Gun
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 Funny When You're Left With Nothing More To Say
(1948)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 God Bless America
(1938)
Words & music by Irving Berlin
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harry Akst, 1894-1963
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Edgar Leslie, 1885-1976
Ted Snyder, 1881-1965
Ticket/Venue Info
Say It With Music Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
15%  20%  25%  Stud. 
AA42.00  35.75  33.75  31.50  21.00 
A34.00  29.00  27.25  25.50  17.00 
B28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
C22.00  18.75  17.75  16.50  11.00 
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
541-682-5000

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Irving Berlin's America Musical Overview
Irving Berlin's America Schedule
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
7:30 pmAnnie Get Your Gun
Sunday Aug 6
2:30 pmAnnie Get Your Gun
Tuesday Aug 8
10:00 amAnnie Get Your Gun
7:30 pmAnnie Get Your Gun
Wednesday Aug 9
10:00 amFollow The Fleet
2:30 pmCome On And Hear
4:30 pmTin Pan Alley & The South
7:30 pmAnnie Get Your Gun
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
7:30 pmAnnie Get Your Gun
Saturday Aug 12
2:30 pmMy Walking Stick
7:30 pmSay It With Music
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