Of the many famous song-writing teams in the history of American popular music, none had a more closely linked identity than Rodgers and Hart. They wrote their first song together, "Any Old Place With You", in 1919. After several years of moderate success writing together and with others, they finally hit Broadway big time in the Garrick Gaieties of 1925. From that point until 1943, the year in which Hart died and Rodgers began collaborating with Oscar Hammerstein II, they wrote only as a team, producing one hit musical after another and, in the process, some of America's finest songs. 2002 is the centennial year of Rodgers' birth, so what better time to celebrate Rodgers and Hart's glorious collaborations?
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Vocalists
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Peg Major, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Bill Hulings, vocalist
Musicians
Frank Kenney, reeds
Steve Owen, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Chris Peters, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Glenn Bonney, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Program
SET I. MANHATTAN
 Manhattan
(1925) Garrick Gaieties
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 The Sweetest Sounds
(1962) No Strings
Words & music by Richard Rodgers
 The Girl Friend
(1926) The Girl Friend
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Falling In Love With Love
(1938) The Boys From Syracuse
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Johnny One Note
(1937) Babes In Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Wait Till You See Her
(1942) By Jupiter
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 There's A Small Hotel
(1935) On Your Toes
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Spring Is Here
(1938) I Married An Angel
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Isn't It Romantic
(1932) Love Me Tonight
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Ten Cents A Dance
(1930) Simple Simon
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Thou Swell
(1927) A Connecticut Yankee
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Lover
(1932) Love Me Tonight
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Sing For Your Supper
(1938) The Boys From Syracuse
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
SET II. MY FUNNY VALENTINE
 Have You Met Miss Jones
(1937) I'd Rather Be Right
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 You Took Advantage Of Me
(1928) Present Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 I've Got Five Dollars
(1931) America's Sweetheart
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 It Never Entered My Mind
(1940) Higher And Higher
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 It's Easy To Remember
(1935) Mississippi
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Take Him
(1940) Pal Joey
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 The Lady Is A Tramp
(1937) Babes In Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Ev'rything I've Got
(1942) By Jupiter
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 My Funny Valentine
(1937) Babes In Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Little Girl Blue
(1935) Jumbo
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
(1936) On Your Toes
Music by Richard Rodgers
 Mountain Greenery
(1926) Garrick Gaieties 1926
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
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Concert Hall
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St
Florence, Oregon
541-997-1994