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
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Evening Concert
Classic Porter
An Evening with Sylvia McNair
Thu Aug 11, 7:30-10:00 pm
Silva Concert Hall, Hult Center
Concert Sponsor
Concert Sponsor
OFAM 2005 Title Sponsor
  • Description
  • Personnel
  • Program
For a more "classical" take on Cole Porter's songs, OFAM is extremely pleased to present an elegant and altogether classy (and sassy!) evening with 2-time Grammy Award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair in a special concert at the Hult Center's Silva Concert Hall. A rare talent at home on both the operatic stage and in the most intimate cabarets, Ms. McNair has over 70 recordings to her credit ranging from Mozart arias with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St.-Martin-in-the-Fields to CDs with Andre Previn of music by Jerome Kern and Harold Arlen. She has sung for and with just about everyone, from Pope John Paul II, Hillary Clinton and Sandra Day O'Connor to symphony orchestras worldwide (with the likes of Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Leonard Slatkin and Robert Shaw) and her recent tour-de-force at The Algonquin Hotel's Oak Room. Of that appearance critic Rex Reed wrote, "What a glowing surprise to find Ms. McNair not only in such splendid voice, but thrillingly adept at exploring the subtexts of songs in a dozen variable moods… For a classical singer making a segue into the art of the popular song, her phrasing is exemplary. Her modulations are inspired. Her time is enviable… I could get used to this kind of ecstasy!"
Who better to bring out the classic feel of Porter's music? Ms. McNair will focus her considerable talents on graceful new arrangements of Porter's music for voice and chamber orchestra by our own Dick Hyman, specially crafted for James Paul and the American Symphonia. Watch for guest appearances by members of the Dick Hyman Band, including Ken Peplowski on clarinet, Doug Miller on bass, and Dick himself on piano.
Event Personnel
Sylvia McNair, vocals
Ken Peplowski, clarinet, saxophone
Dick Hyman, piano, director
James Paul, conductor
Harry Allen, saxophone
Frank Capp, percussion
Doug Miller, bass
 In The Still Of The Night
(1937) Cole Porter (w/m)
 Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
(1944) Seven Lively Arts Cole Porter (w/m)
 Begin The Beguine
(1935) Jubilee Cole Porter (w/m)
 Were Thine That Special Face
(1948) Kiss Me Kate Cole Porter (w/m)
 Ev’rything I Love
(1941) Let's Face It Cole Porter (w/m) instrumental
 I Hate Men
(1948) Kiss Me Kate Cole Porter (w/m)
 All Through The Night
(1934) Anything Goes Cole Porter (w/m)
(1948) Kiss Me Kate Cole Porter (w/m)
 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
(1938) Leave It To Me! Cole Porter (w/m)
 Why Shouldn't I?
(1935) Jubilee Cole Porter (w/m)
 Love For Sale
(1930) The New Yorkers Cole Porter (w/m)
 Dream Dancing
(1941) You'll Never Get Rich Cole Porter (w/m) instrumental
 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
(1943) Something To Shout About Cole Porter (w/m)
 Don't Fence Me In
(1936) Robert Fletcher (w) Cole Porter (w/m)

Ticket/Venue Info
Classic Porter Ticket Prices
Discount Prices
AA42.00  35.75  33.75  31.50  21.00 
A34.00  29.00  27.25  25.50  17.00 
B26.00  22.25  21.00  19.50  13.00 
C18.00  15.50  14.50  13.50  9.00 
Silva Concert Hall
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
One Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon
OFAM 2005 Title Sponsor