A Pocketful Of Dreams
Bing Crosby & The Classic Songbook
Thu, Feb 1, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
In 1947 an Associated Press poll declared him "the most admired man alive"...ahead of Jackie Robinson, Pope Pius the XII and President Harry S. Truman. In 1948 Music Digest estimated that more than half of the 80,000 hours of recorded music broadcast on radio each week were filled with his recordings. In 1954 Decca Records declared that "the voice of Bing Crosby, has been heard by more people than the voice of any other human being who has ever lived." By mid-century, the crooner's voice, face and personality were indeed seemingly everywhere. Certainly the extraordinary technological developments in entertainment distribution in the late 1920s through '40s -- the phonograph, the radio, and motion pictures -- played a significant role in making such a thing possible. But it was Crosby's brilliant understanding of the special requirements and potential of each of those new media, that set him apart, even from his many equally-successful and famous colleagues. Jesse Cloninger and The Jazz Kings pay tribute to Crosby with a choice selection of the best from his long career.
This concert is eligible for The Shedd's Free Shedd Jazz Student Ticket program, which makes a set of free tickets to 2017-18 Shedd jazz concerts available to students elementary through college (college students must show student ID). The program is made possible by a support from Shedd benefactors dedicated to exposing young people to jazz in all its forms. Contact The Shedd Ticket Office for information. Usually, Youth high school and younger 50% discount and college w/ current student ID 10% discount.
 Dissertation On The State of Bliss
(1954) The Country Girl
Words by Ira Gershwin
Music by Harold Arlen
 I've Got A Pocketful Of Dreams
(1938) Sing You Sinners
Words by Johnny Burke
Music by James V. Monaco
 Sierra Sue
Words & music by Joseph B. Carey
 Pennies From Heaven
(1936) Pennies From Heaven
Words by Johnny Burke
Music by Arthur Johnston
(1932) The Big Broadcast
Words by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
 Lili Marlene
Words by Hans Leip
Music by Norbert Schultze
 Shoo-Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy
Words by Sammy Gallop
Music by Guy Wood
 A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
(1939) New Faces (Br)
Words by Eric Maschwitz
Music by Manning Sherwin
 I'm An Old Cowhand (From The Rio Grande)
(1936) Rhythm On The Range
Words & music by Johnny Mercer
 Blue Skies
(1926) Betsy
Words & music by Irving Berlin
 I'll Be Seeing You
(1938) Right This Way
Words by Irving Kahal
Music by Sammy Fain
 Swinging On A Star
(1944) Going My Way
Words by Johnny Burke
Featured composers, lyricists, creators
Harold Arlen, 1905-1986
Irving Berlin, 1888-1989
Johnny Burke, 1908-1964
Joseph B. Carey, -
Sammy Fain, 1902-1989
Sammy Gallop, -
Ira Gershwin, 1896-1983
Arthur Johnston, 1898-1954
Irving Kahal, 1903-1942
Hans Leip, -
Eric Maschwitz, 1901-1969
Johnny Mercer, 1909-1976
James V. Monaco, 1885-1945
Ralph Rainger, 1901-1942
Leo Robin, 1900-1984
Norbert Schultze, -
Manning Sherwin, -
Jimmy Van Heusen, 1913-1990
Guy Wood, -
Ticket/Venue Info
A Pocketful Of Dreams Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20% 
A30.00  27.00  25.50  24.00  -  
B26.00  23.50  22.25  21.00  -  
C22.00  20.00  18.75  17.75  -  
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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