So Hard To Forget
OFAM 2017 Grand Finale
Sat, Aug 12, 8:00 - 10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
The Eye Center
Concert sponsor
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!
Event Personnel
Jesse Cloninger, director, reeds
Tony Glausi, trumpet
Jesse Cloninger, sax
Graham Dechter, guitar
Larry Fuller, piano
Chuck Redd, vibes/drums
Lynn Seaton, bass
 My Funny Valentine
(1937) Babes In Arms
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 All Of Me
Words & music by Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons
 Georgia On My Mind
Words by Stuart Gorell - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Stormy Weather
(1933) Cotton Club Parade, 22nd Edition
Words by Ted Koehler - Music by Harold Arlen
 Night And Day
(1932) Gay Divorce
Words & music by Cole Porter
 Blue Moon
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
Words by Irving Mills - Music by Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol
 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
(1933) Roberta
Words by Otto Harbach - Music by Jerome Kern
 Tea For Two
(1925) No No Nanette
Words by Irving Caesar, Otto Harbach - Music by Vincent Youmans
 Star Dust
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Time After Time
(1947) It Happened In Brooklyn
Words by Sammy Cahn - Music by Jule Styne
 Sophisticated Lady
Words by Mitchell Parish - Music by Duke Ellington
 Take The 'A' Train
(1939) interpolated into Reveille with Beverly
Words by Joya Sherrill - Music by Billy Strayhorn
 The Nearness Of You
(1938) Romance In the Dark
Words by Ned Washington - Music by Hoagy Carmichael
 Honeysuckle Rose
Words by Andy Razaf - Music by Fats Waller
(1935) Porgy And Bess
Words by Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward - Music by George Gershwin
 The Way You Look Tonight
(1936) Swing Time
Words by Dorothy Fields - Music by Jerome Kern
 The Man I Love
(1924) Strike Up The Band
Words by Ira Gershwin - Music by George Gershwin
 I'll Be Seeing You
(1938) Right This Way
Words by Irving Kahal - Music by Sammy Fain
 Body And Soul
(1930) Three's a Crowd
Words by Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton - Music by Johnny Green
 Thou Swell
(1927) A Connecticut Yankee
Words by Lorenz Hart - Music by Richard Rodgers
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz
Words by Yip Harburg - Music by Harold Arlen
 As Time Goes By
(1931) Everybody's Welcome
Words & music by Herman Hupfeld
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
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
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
Ned Washington, 1901-1976
Vincent Youmans, 1898-1946
Ticket/Venue Info
So Hard To Forget Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
A37.00  33.50  31.50  29.75  -  
B33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  -  
C27.00  24.50  23.00  21.75  -  
O19.00  17.25  16.25  15.25  -  
Student Free0.00  0.00  0.00  0.00  -  
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon

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