Cole Porter. The very name conjures an image of the sophistication and elegance of American and European high society in the 1920s and 30s. His incomparable catalogue of songs includes some of the most finely crafted, most beloved entries in the Great American Songbook–"It’s De-Lovely", "I’ve Got You Under My Skin", "Let’s Misbehave", and many more. His musicals, including Kiss Me, Kate and Anything Goes, are still constantly performed around the world.
This year’s Oregon Festival of American Music, Cole Porter - Night & Day will explore the many facets of Porter’s musical artistry. Cole Porter was a true musical chameleon, adept at writing songs that were as appropriate in the most elegant French cabarets as they were on the Broadway stage. To that end, we will present Porter’s songs in a number of different settings, from cabaret to classical to jazz. Also featured will be five performances of a reconstruction of of the original version of Cole Porter's smashing musical farce Anything Goes, returning to the original Bolton-Wodehouse-Crouse-Russell script as it was performed at its Alvin Theatre premiere in 1934. In addition will be five afternoon and four evening concerts, culminating with a grand finale outdoor concert at Cuthbert Amphitheater.
Join us for the 14th annual Oregon Festival of American Music. You won’t want to miss it!