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The Gershwin Songbook
Embraceable You
The Gershwin Songbook
Tue Aug 2, 8:00-10:00 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
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"I'd never known how good our songs were until I heard Ella sing them" -- Ira Gershwin
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook (1959) was the 6th and largest project in the Verve series and the first with Nelson Riddle, who had been arranging for Sinatra at Capital since 1953.Fitzgerald was 41 and in absolute top form, and she won a Grammy for Best Female Vocal Performance for "But Not For Me", from the first disk.
Frank Sinatra covered most of the songs Ella did on this project and others that she did not. Ken's chosen several that are quintessential Frank.
It was particularly tough, Ken notes, choosing the songs for this concert: there are so many great ones that both artist covered extremely well. The 20 he's chosen are great indeed.
[The album cover art for the Gershwin Songbook is a portrait of Fitzgerald by French Expressionist artist Bernard Buffet.]
Event Personnel
Julie Alsin, vocals
Siri Vik, vocals
Bill Hulings, vocals
Michael Stone, vocals
Ken Peplowski, director, clarinet
Jesse Cloninger, saxophone
Rod Fleeman, guitar
Doug Miller, bass
Chuck Redd, drums, vibes
Ted Rosenthal, piano
Byron Stripling, trumpet
Program
Set I
 Strike Up The Band
(1927) Strike Up The Band - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 'S Wonderful
(1927) Funny Face - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Embraceable You
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Nice Work If You Can Get It
(1937) A Damsel In Distress - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Our Love Is Here To Stay
(1938) The Goldwyn Follies - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Fascinating Rhythm
(1924) Lady, Be Good - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 How Long Has This Been Going On?
(1927) Smarty - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Oh, Bess, Where's My Bess
(1935) Porgy And Bess - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 It Ain't Necessarily So
(1935) Porgy And Bess - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
Set II
 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Someone To Watch Over Me
(1926) Oh, Kay! - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Soon
(1930) Strike Up The Band - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 They All Laughed
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 The Man I Love
(1924) Strike Up The Band - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Love Walked In
(1930) The Goldwyn Follies - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 A Foggy Day
(1937) A Damsel In Distress - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 They Can't Take That Away From Me
(1937) Shall We Dance - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I've Got A Crush On You
(1928) Treasure Girl - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Oh, Lady, Be Good!
(1924) Lady, Be Good - Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
Ticket/Venue Info
Embraceable You Ticket Prices
Seat
Level
Full
Price
Discount Prices
10%15%20%Stud.
AA36.00  32.50  30.75  29.00  18.00 
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  15.00 
B24.00  21.75  20.50  19.25  12.00 
O18.00  16.25  15.50  14.50  9.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
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Eugene, Oregon
541-434-7000
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