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Embraceable You
The Gershwin Songbook
Tue, Aug 2, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
"I'd never known how good our songs were until I heard Ella sing them" -- Ira Gershwin
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959) was the 6th and largest project in the Verve series and the first with Nelson Riddle, who had been arranging for Sinatra at Capital since 1953.Fitzgerald was 41 and in absolute top form, and she won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance for "But Not For Me", from the first disk.
Frank Sinatra covered most of the songs Ella did on this project and others that she did not. Ken's chosen several that are quintessential Frank.
It was particularly tough, Ken notes, choosing the songs for this concert: there are so many great ones that both artist covered extremely well. The 20 he's chosen are great indeed.
[The album cover art for the Gershwin Songbook is a portrait of Fitzgerald by French Expressionist artist Bernard Buffet.]
Event Personnel
Julie Alsin, vocals
Siri Vik, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Ken Peplowski, director, clarinet
Jesse Cloninger, saxophone
Rod Fleeman, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums, vibes
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Byron Stripling, trumpet
Program
Set I
 Strike Up The Band
(1927) Strike Up The Band
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 'S Wonderful
(1927) Funny Face
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Embraceable You
(1930) Girl Crazy
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
 Our Love Is Here To Stay
(1938) The Goldwyn Follies
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Fascinating Rhythm
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 How Long Has This Been Going On?
(1927) Smarty
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Oh, Bess, Where's My Bess
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 It Ain't Necessarily So
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
Set II
 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
(1937) Shall We Dance
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Someone To Watch Over Me
(1926) Oh, Kay!
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Soon
(1930) Strike Up The Band
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 They All Laughed
(1937) Shall We Dance
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
 Love Walked In
(1930) The Goldwyn Follies
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 A Foggy Day
(1937) A Damsel In Distress
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 They Can't Take That Away From Me
(1937) Shall We Dance
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 I've Got A Crush On You
(1928) Treasure Girl
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 Oh, Lady, Be Good!
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
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Ticket/Venue Info
Embraceable You Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA36.00  32.50  30.75  29.00  18.00 
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
B24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  12.00 
O18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000

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