So Hard To Forget
OFAM 2017 Grand Finale
Sat, Aug 12, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
Jesse Cloninger and company close Oregon Festival of American Music 2017 with an evening of our absolute favorites from the classic American Songbook. Of course there is no way we can do all of them, but we offer tonight's selection as a token of our appreciation for all of you who have joined us on this year's journey through the best of historic American popular music…and as a confession of our deep affection for these absolutely wonderful songs and their exquisite melodies!
 The Nearness Of You
Words by Ned Alexander
 Time After Time
(1947) It Happened In Brooklyn
Words by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jule Styne
 Thou Swell
(1927) A Connecticut Yankee, 1943
Words by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
 Stormy Weather
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Ted Koehler
Music by Harold Arlen
 As Time Goes By
(1931) Everybody's Welcome
Words & music by Herman Hupfeld
 Georgia On My Mind
Words by Stuart Gorell
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward
Music by George Gershwin
 My Funny Valentine
(1937) Babes In Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
 Star Dust
Words by Mitchell Parish
 The Man I Love
(1924) Lady, Be Good
Words by Ira Gershwin
Music by George Gershwin
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg
Music by Harold Arlen
 Sophisticated Lady
Words by Mitchell Parish
Music by Duke Ellington
 Night And Day
(1932) Gay Divorce
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(1933) Roberta
Words by Otto Harbach
Music by Jerome Kern
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd
Words by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton
Music by Johnny Green
 All Of Me
Words & music by Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons
 Tea For Two
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach
Music by Vincent Youmans
 I'll Be Seeing You
(1938) Right This Way
Words by Irving Kahal
Music by Sammy Fain
 The Way You Look Tonight
(1936) Swing Time
Music by Jerome Kern
 Blue Moon
Words by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
 Honeysuckle Rose
Words by Andy Razaf
Music by Fats Waller
Words by Irving Mills
Music by Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol
 Take The 'A' Train
(1939) interpolated into Reveille with Beverly
Words by Joya Sherrill
Music by Billy Strayhorn
 Pennies From Heaven
(1936) Pennies From Heaven
Words by Johnny Burke
Music by Arthur Johnston
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Ned Alexander, -
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Irving Caesar, 1895-1996
Sammy Cahn, 1913-1993
Hoagy Carmichael, 1899-1981
Duke Ellington, 1899-1974
Frank Eyton, 1894-1962
Sammy Fain, 1902-1989
Dorothy Fields, 1905-1975
George Gershwin, 1898-1937
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Stuart Gorell, 1901-1963
Johnny Green, 1908-1989
Otto Harbach, 1873-1963
Yip Harburg, 1896-1981
Lorenz Hart, 1895-1943
Edward Heyman, 1907-1981
DuBose Heyward, 1885-1940
Herman Hupfeld, 1894-1951
Arthur Johnston, 1898-1954
Irving Kahal, 1903-1942
Jerome Kern, 1885-1945
Ted Koehler, 1894-1973
Gerald Marks, 1900-1997
Irving Mills, 1894-1985
Mitchell Parish, 1900-1993
Cole Porter, 1891-1964
Andy Razaf, 1895-1973
Richard Rodgers, 1902-1979
Joya Sherrill, 1924-2010
Seymour Simons, 1896-1949
Robert Sour, -1985
Billy Strayhorn, 1915-1967
Jule Styne, 1905-1994
Juan Tizol, 1900-1984
Fats Waller, 1904-1943
Vincent Youmans, 1898-1946
Ticket/Venue Info
So Hard To Forget Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Youth 
A37.00  33.50  31.50  29.75  18.50 
B33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  16.50 
C27.00  24.50  23.00  21.75  13.50 
O19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  9.50 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

Become a member
Purchase tickets at:
The Shedd Ticket Office
OFAM 2017 Musical
OFAM 2017 Concerts
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
E. Broadway & High Street, Eugene | PO Box 1497, Eugene OR 97440-1497 | Phone 541.687.6526 | Tickets: 541.434.7000 | Email:
Copyright © 1991-2014 The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts. All rights reserved.
Shedd Institute Reviews Google+