Festival Events Calendar
Tuesday Aug 1
6:00 pG. Bellows' America
Thursday Aug 3
10:00 aThe Cocoanuts
1:30 pAlex's Ragtime Band
4:30 pBerlin's Songs
7:30 pCheek To Cheek
Friday Aug 4
10:00 aTop Hat
2:30 pHeat Wave
4:30 p20s In Revue
7:30 pBlue Skies
Saturday Aug 5
10:00 aLet Yourself Go!
2:30 pA Day In The Life
4:30 pThe Real Anthem
7:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Sunday Aug 6
2:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Tuesday Aug 8
10:00 aFilm: Annie Get Your Gun
7:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Wednesday Aug 9
10:00 aFollow The Fleet
2:30 pCome On And Hear
4:30 pTin Pan Alley & The South
7:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Thursday Aug 10
10:00 aHoliday Inn
2:30 pFace The Music
4:30 pBerlin The Man
7:30 pYou're Just In Love
Friday Aug 11
10:00 aCall Me Madam
2:30 pMan Bites Dog
4:30 pBerlin On America
7:30 pAnnie Get Your Gun
Saturday Aug 12
2:30 pMy Walking Stick
7:30 pSay It With Music
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  • Description
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  • Program
The 15th annual Oregon Festival of American Music kicks off with a gala opening concert in true OFAM style: Dick Hyman leads his Festival big band, chorus and guests through an evening of Irving Berlin that surveys the entire festival. Soprano Maria Jette heads up a stellar vocal line-up that includes Bill Hulings (who moves to the OFAM concert stage after 4 years as our summer musical leading man!), Shirley Andress (who puts aside Annie Oakley for the evening to join the fun), the inimitable Ian Whitcomb (but of course!), and the other two Jazz Kings "girls", Julie Alsin and Vicki Brabham. And look too for jazz regulars Peter Appleyard, Ken Peplowski, Frank Capp, Doug Miller, Mike Denny and Randy Sandke.
Irving Berlin wrote over 900 songs in the course of his long career, a lot of them are absolutely unforgettable classics, and, as is the nature of the American standard, they can be done well in so many different ways. So we'll have plenty to choose from for our playlist over the next 10 days, and plenty of ways of playing them, from instrumental jazz to big band, to cabaret and straight up musical theater, and even to legitimate art song. The opening gala samples all of these styles.
Songs include "I'd Rather Lead A Band", "Cheek To Cheek", "Easter Parade", "Blue Skies", "I Love A Piano", "God Bless America", "I'll See You In C-U-B-A", "Top Hat, White Tie And Tails", "Always", and more.
If you tell us you can only come to a couple OFAM 2006 concerts, we'll respond, as always, that you've just got to rearrange your life (!), but if you really can come to only one or two concerts, this should most definitely be one of them!
Event Personnel
Dick Hyman, piano, director
Maria Jette, vocals
Julie Alsin, vocals
Shirley Andress, vocals
Vicki Brabham, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Ian Whitcomb, vocals
Peter Appleyard, vibraphone
Mike Denny, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Ken Peplowski, clarinet, saxophone
Sandke Randy, trumpet
Set I
 Let's Face The Music And Dance
(1936) Follow The Fleet Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I Love A Piano
(1915) Stop! Look! Listen! Irving Berlin (w/m)
(1918) Yip Yip Yaphank Irving Berlin (w/m)
 How Deep Is The Ocean?
(1932) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I'd Rather Lead A Band
(1936) Follow The Fleet Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
(1937) On The Avenue Irving Berlin (w/m)
(1928) The Awakening Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Heat Wave
(1933) As Thousands Cheer Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Russian Lullaby
(1927) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Isn't This A Lovely Day (To Get Caught In The Rain?)
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m)
 It's A Lovely Day Today
(1950) Call Me Madam Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Steppin' Out With My Baby
(1947) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Cheek To Cheek
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m)
 You're Just In Love
(1950) Call Me Madam Irving Berlin (w/m)
Set II
 Alexander's Ragtime Band
(1911) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Cheek To Cheek
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Change Partners
(1938) Carefree Irving Berlin (w/m)
 The Piccolino
(1936) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Let Yourself Go
(1936) Follow The Fleet Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
(1936) Follow The Fleet Irving Berlin (w/m)
 There's No Business Like Show Business
(1946) Annie Get Your Gun Irving Berlin (w/m)
 The Song Is Ended
(1927) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 The Best Thing For You
(1950) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 It Only Happens When I Dance With You
(1948) Easter Parade Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Say It Isn't So
(1932) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 White Christmas
(1942) Holiday Inn Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning
(1918) Yip Yip Yaphank Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Supper Time
(1933) As Thousands Cheer Irving Berlin (w/m)
 The Night Is Filled With Music
(1938) Carefree Irving Berlin (w/m)
(1925) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 How About Me?
(1928) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I'll See You In C-U-B-A
(1919) Ziegfeld Midnight Frolic - 1919 Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Let's Take An Old Fashioned Walk
(1949) Miss Liberty Irving Berlin (w/m)
 My Walking Stick
(1938) interpolated into Alexander's Ragtime Band Irving Berlin (w/m)
 A Couple Of Swells
(1948) Easter Parade Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
(1948) Irving Berlin (m)
 God Bless America
(1938) Irving Berlin (w/m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Cheek To Cheek Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
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
OFAM 2006 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor