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Let's Misbehave
Cole Porter in Paris, 1920-37
Thu, Aug 9, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The grandson of “the richest man in Indiana”, Cole Porter came to his love of music as a child and developed his love for musical theatre while at Yale, where he wrote over 300 songs. In 1917 he moved to France, which became his primary home for the next 20 years. He joined the French Foreign Legion, married wealthy divorcée Linda Lee Thomas (in 1919), hosted wild parties at their luxurious homes in Paris and Venice, encouraged the career of nightclub hostess Bricktop, and wrote lots of songs, as his career on Broadway established itself. For this concert, we’ll look at early songs written by Porter during his years in Paris and his songs that were written about Paris, many from later in his career. Ken ponders, “I always wonder which came first: our almost caricatured impressions of Paris coming from his songs, or vice versa!.
Event Personnel
Ken Peplowski, director, clarient
Program
 The Laziest Gal in Town
(1927)
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Weren't We Fools
(1927)
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Let's Do It
(1928) Paris
Words & music by Cole Porter
 The Happiest Heaven Of Harlem
(1929) Fifty Million Frenchmen
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Paree, What Did You Do To Me?
(1929) Fifty Million Frenchmen
Words & music by Cole Porter
 I'm Unlucky At Gambling
(1929) Fifty Million Frenchmen
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Josephine
(1955) Silk Stockings
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Can-Can
(1953) Can-Can
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Give ‘Em The Oo-La-La
(1939) Du Barry Was A Lady
Words & music by Cole Porter
 C'est Magnifique
(1953) Can-Can
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Allez-Vous-En
(1953) Can-Can
Words & music by Cole Porter
 I Love Paris
(1953) Can-Can
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Ca, C'est L'Amour
(1957) Les Girls
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Paris Loves Lovers
(1955)
Words & music by Cole Porter
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Ticket/Venue Info
Let's Misbehave Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
AA30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
A26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  13.00 
B20.00  18.00  17.00  16.00  10.00 
O16.00  14.50  13.75  13.00  8.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000

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