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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Jaqua Concert Hall
Sheffer Recital Hall
Cole Gallery
Warren Court
Room B09
Shedd Ticket Office
Will Call desk

  • Description
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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
Set I
 Russian Lullaby
(1927) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Say It With Music
(1921) The Music Box Revue Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Oh, How That German Can Love
(1910) interpolated into The Girl And The Wizard Irving Berlin (w) Ted Snyder (m)
 It Takes An Irishman To Make Love
(1917) interpolated into The Century Girl Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Sweet Italian Love
(1910) interpolated into Up And Down Broadway Irving Berlin (w) Ted Snyder (m)
 Sadie Salome Go Home
(1909) Irving Berlin, Edgar Leslie (w/m)
 Alexander's Ragtime Band
(1911) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 This Is The Life
(1914) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I'm Going Back To The Farm
(1915) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I Want To Go Back To Michigan (Down On The Farm)
(1914) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Keep Away From The Fellow Who Owns An Automobile
(1912) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 At The Picture Show
(1913) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning
(1918) Yip Yip Yaphank Irving Berlin (w/m)
 For Your Country And My Country
(1917) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 We're On Our Way To France
(1918) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Goodbye, France (You'll Never Be Forgotten By The U.S.A.)
(1918) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Home Again Blues
(1920) Irving Berlin (w) Harry Akst (m)
 That Revolutionary Rag
(1919) The Royal Vagabond Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Pack Up Your Sins And Go To The Devil
(1922) Music Box Revue 1922-23 Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Shaking The Blues Away
(1927) Irving Berlin (w/m)
Set II
 You Cannot Make Your Shimmy Shake On Tea
(1919) Ziegfeld Follies of 1919 Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Don't Send Me Back From Petrograd
(1925) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Supper Time
(1933) As Thousands Cheer Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Cheek To Cheek
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Top Hat, White Tie And Tails
(1935) Top Hat Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Let Yourself Go
(1936) Follow The Fleet Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Any Bonds Today?
(1941) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 This Is A Great Country
(1940) interpolated into Mr. President Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Freedom Train
(1947) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 I Like Ike
(1950) Call Me Madam Irving Berlin (w/m)
 They Say It's Wonderful
(1946) Annie Get Your Gun Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Funny When You're Left With Nothing More To Say
(1948) Irving Berlin (w/m)
 God Bless America
(1938) Irving Berlin (w/m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Say It With Music 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