The Gershwins
Fascinating Rhythm - Florence
Fri Oct 16, 7:30-10:00 pm
Concert Hall, FEC
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
The songs of George and Ira Gershwin present perhaps the big­gest challenge. So well-known have their songs become, and so often have they been performed by so many artists of widely divergent styles, that it is often difficult to disassociate the songs from one’s own personal preferences for (or remembrances of) record­ing art­ists, from Al Jol­son to Ella Fitz­ger­ald. There is also the formidable legacy of George Gershwin’s instru­mental concert works and his opera Porgy and Bess, which is finally being hailed as the masterpiece that it is. But these concert works have also become an integral part of popular music and jazz as well. For this program, ex­pect to hear everything from "The Real American Folk Song", "Fascinating Rhythm", "Rhap­sody In Blue" and "I Got Rhythm" to Porgy and Bess and "A Foggy Day". You will also hear songs written by each of the Gershwin brothers without the other ("Swanee", "I Can’t Get Started").
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Vocalists
Shirley Sachs, vocalist
Julie Alsin, vocalist
Bob Cross, vocalist
Wade Willis, vocalist
Musicians
Steve Owen, reeds
Frank Kenney, reeds
James Phillips, reeds
Ernie Carbajal, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
Dave Bender, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Vicki Brabham, piano
Alan Phillips, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Program
SET I
 Rialto Ripples
 Swanee
(1919) Sinbad Irving Caesar (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise
(1922) George White's Scandals 4th Edition B. G. DeSylva, Arthur Francis (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Rhapsody In Blue
(1924)
 Little Jazz Bird
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Oh, Lady, Be Good!
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Fascinating Rhythm
(1924) Lady, Be Good Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Someone To Watch Over Me
(1926) Oh, Kay! Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Fidgety Feet
(1926) Oh, Kay! Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Strike Up The Band
(1927) Strike Up The Band Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
SET II
 I Got Rhythm
(1930) Girl Crazy Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 The Man I Love
(1924) Strike Up The Band Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I Can't Get Started
(1935) Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 Ira Gershwin (w) Vernon Duke (m)
 Cheerful Little Earful
(1930) Sweet And Low Ira Gershwin (w) Harry Warren (m)
 Let's Take A Walk Around The Block
(1934) Life Begins At 8:40 Ira Gershwin, Yip Harburg (w) Harold Arlen (m)
 'S Wonderful
(1927) Funny Face Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
(1937) Shall We Dance Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Nice Work If You Can Get It
(1937) A Damsel In Distress Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Slap That Bass
(1937) Shall We Dance Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)
 Summertime
(1935) Porgy And Bess Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 I Got Plenty O' Nuttin'
(1935) Porgy And Bess Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 My Man's Gone Now
(1935) Porgy And Bess Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward (w) George Gershwin (m)
 There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon For New York
(1935) Porgy And Bess Ira Gershwin (w) George Gershwin (m)


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Concert Hall
Florence Events Center
715 Quince St
Florence, Oregon
541-997-1994