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
Tuesday Aug 8
10:00 aFilm: Annie Get Your Gun
Wednesday Aug 9
10:00 aFollow The Fleet
2:30 pCome On And Hear
4:30 pTin Pan Alley & The South
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
Saturday Aug 12
2:30 pMy Walking Stick
7:30 pSay It With Music
The Shedd Ticket Office
541.434.7000
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
Born Israel Isidore Beilin in 1888 in Tyumen, Russia, Irving Berlin immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 5 years old. As was the case for so many other immigrant families at the time--especially eastern European Jewish families--the Beilin's were not so much seeking out America, as they were fleeing a homeland that did not want them. But having arrived here they proceeded, again like so many others, to become Americans as soon and as fully as possible. Indeed, Israel Beilin's own path left him one of the clearest American voices of his century: indeed, through classics like "God Bless America", "White Christmas" and many more Irving Berlin helped articulate what it means to be an American almost better than anyone else.
But Irving Berlin wasn't the only immigrant composer to help define his new homeland. Indeed, the entire popular song industry of the early 20th century seemed peopled by those who were not born here. In this, our first 2006 OFAM evening concert at The Shedd, Dick and company are joined by soprano Maria Jette and OFAM favorite's Bill Hulings and Michael Stone in a celebration of the great first and second-generation immigrant songwriters that changed the face of American music, including Irving Berlin, George & Ira Gershwins, Harry Warren, Yip Harburg, Harold Arlen, Leonard Bernstein, Rodgers & Hart, among others.
Event Personnel
Dick Hyman, piano, director
Maria Jette, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Peter Appleyard, vibraphone
Mike Denny, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Ken Peplowski, clarinet, saxophone
Sandke Randy, trumpet
Program
Set I
 Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor
(1948) - Irving Berlin (m)
 Give My Regards To Broadway
(1904) - George M. Cohan (w/m)
 Abie Sings An Irish Song
(1913) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Russian Lullaby
(1927) - Irving Berlin (w/m)
 Bill
(1917/27) Show Boat - Oscar Hammerstein II, P. G. Wodehouse (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 Fascinating Rhythm
(1924) Lady, Be Good - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Embraceable You
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 You Took Advantage Of Me
(1928) Present Arms - Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 Memories Of You
(1930) Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930 - Andy Razaf (w) Eubie Blake (m)
 Lullaby of Broadway
(1935) Gold Diggers of 1935 - Al Dubin (w) Harry Warren (m)
Set II
 Dancing In The Dark
(1931) The Band Wagon - Howard Dietz (w) Arthur Schwartz (m)
 Lover
(1932) Love Me Tonight - Lorenz Hart (w) Richard Rodgers (m)
 All The Things You Are
(1939) Very Warm For May - Oscar Hammerstein II (w) Jerome Kern (m)
 September Song
(1938) Knickerbocker Holiday - Maxwell Anderson (w) Kurt Weill (m)
 Summertime
(1935) Porgy And Bess - Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Chattanooga Choo Choo
(1941) Sun Valley Serenade - Mack Gordon (w) Harry Warren (m)
 America
(1957) West Side Story - Stephen Sondheim (w) Leonard Bernstein (m)
 Over The Rainbow
(1939) The Wizard Of Oz - Yip Harburg (w) Harold Arlen (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Blue Skies Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
15%20%25%Stud.
AA38.00  32.50  30.50  28.50  19.00 
A30.00  25.50  24.00  22.50  15.00 
B22.00  18.75  17.75  16.50  11.00 
O22.00  18.75  17.75  16.50  11.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
LibertyBank
OFAM 2006 Title Sponsor
The Eye Center
Shedd Presenting Sponsor