Festival Musical(s)
Festival Events Calendar
Monday Aug 1
6:00 pIt's De-Lovely
Thursday Aug 4
10:00 aBorn To Dance
4:30 pMovie Bios of Porter
7:30 pAll Of You
Friday Aug 5
10:00 aKiss Me, Kate
1:30 pJazz Transformations
2:30 pNow You Has Jazz
4:30 pAround The World w/ Porter
7:30 pCole Jazz
Saturday Aug 6
10:00 aYou're The Top! Marathon
2:30 pKiss Me, Kate
4:30 pRestoring Anything Goes
7:30 pAnything Goes!
Sunday Aug 7
2:30 pAnything Goes!
Tuesday Aug 9
7:30 pAnything Goes!
Wednesday Aug 10
10:00 aPanama Hattie
2:30 pLet's Do It!
4:30 pClassic Paris
7:30 pAnything Goes!
7:30 pPorter In Paris
Thursday Aug 11
10:00 aSilk Stockings
2:30 pI Get A Kick
4:30 pPorter As Balladeer
7:30 pClassic Porter
Friday Aug 12
10:00 aFilm: Can-Can
2:30 pYou're Sensational
4:30 pSong Styles
7:30 pAnything Goes!
Saturday Aug 13
7:30 pAll Through The Night
The Shedd Ticket Office
Hearing Loop

Spaces looped
– at The Shedd –

Jaqua Concert Hall
Sheffer Recital Hall
Cole Gallery
Warren Court
Room B09
Shedd Ticket Office
Will Call desk

  • Description
  • Personnel
Cole Porter's most formative years, after completing his schooling at Yale, were spent in 1920s Paris. A hotbed of musical, literary, and artistic innovation, Paris was the cultural capital of the world–and Porter drank in all it had to offer, from the ballets to the cabarets. He rubbed elbows with the most famous artists in Paris, including Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, choreographer Serge Diaghilev, and composers Igor Stravinsky, Darius Milhaud, and Erik Satie. His single "classical" effort, the ballet Within The Quota, was premiered in 1923 by The Ballet Suedois on the same program that premiered Milhaud's La création du monde.
James Paul and members of the American Symphonia present a program of music that Porter might have heard during his years in Paris–those magical years when classical music and jazz met on equal terms for the first time. Featured will be Stravinsky's 1918 masterpiece L'Histoire du Soldat for narrators and ensemble, Bohuslav Martinù's 1927 La Revue de Cuisine, Milhaud's Caramel Mou (Shimmy pour Orchestre de Jazz)and the 1920 Album de Six, the joint effort whereby Milhaud, George Auric, Arthur Honneger, Louis Durey, Germaine Tailliferre and Francis Poulenc became known as "Les Six", a group of composers who were the focus of the Parisian music scene in the 1920s.
Event Personnel
James Paul, conductor, music director
Ticket/Venue Info
Porter In Paris Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA36.00  30.75  29.00  27.00  18.00 
A28.00  24.00  22.50  21.00  14.00 
B20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
O20.00  17.00  16.00  15.00  10.00 
Jaqua Concert Hall
The John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts
285 E Broadway
Eugene, Oregon
OFAM 2005 Title Sponsor