By George!

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October 26, 1998         George Gershwin Songs

PROGRAM


Love Walked In
Kenny Baker/Goldwyn Follies, 1938
Elizabeth Maben, mezzo soprano
Ren Anderton, piano

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Fred Astaire/A Damsel in Distress, 1937
Michael Empey, tenor
Dianne Cangelosi, piano

I've Got A Crush On You
Clifton Webb/Treasure Girl, 1928; Gordon Smith/
Strike Up The Band (second version), 1930
Marcie Goldstein, soprano
Katerina Cameira, piano

Love Is Here To Stay
Kenny Baker/Goldwyn Follies, 1938
Jacob Herbert, baritone
Rubia Santos, piano

I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise
George White/George White's Scandals, 1922
Matthew Sopha, tenor
Levi Hammer, piano

Somebody Loves Me
Winne Lightner/George White's Scandals, 1924
Carrie Engelhardt, soprano
Debbie Wagner, piano

Song of the Flame
Words: Oscar Hammerstein II/Song of the Flame,1925
Jason Ogan, tenor
Karen Lilly, piano

But Not For Me
Ginger Rogers & Willie Howard/Girl Crazy, 1930
Ilse Apéstegui, mezzo soprano
Mory Ortman, piano

Swanee
Murial Deforest/Capitol Review, 1919
(Subsequently--Al Jolson/Sinbad, 1920
Ithamar Enriquez, tenor
Mory Ortman, piano

S'Wonderful
Adele Astaire & Allen Kearns/Funny Face, 1927
Melissa Nelson, soprano
Billie Whitaker, piano

A Foggy Day
Fred Astaire/A Damsel in Distress, 1937
Jason Paul, baritone
Mory Ortman, piano

I've Got Rhythm
Ethel Merman & Ensemble/Girl Crazy, 1930
Kate Daly, mezzo-soprano
Dr. Ralph Lockwood, piano

Sophia
Ray Walston/Kiss Me Stupid 1964 (adapted from
an earlier song by Ira: "Wake Up Brother, and Dance")
John Mauldin, tenor
Rubia Santos, piano

Do, Do, Do
Gertrude Lawrence & Oscar Shaw/Oh Kay! 1926
Heidi Yost, soprano
Ren Anderton, piano

Oh, Lady Be Good
Walter Catlett/Lady Be Good, 1924
André Garcia-Nuthmann, tenor
Debbie Wagner, piano

The Lorelei
Carl Randall/Pardon My English, 1933
Michelle Martin, soprano
Michael Dauphinais, piano

Maybe
Gertrude Lawrence & Oscar Shaw/Oh Kay! 1926
Tracy Wise, tenor
Mory Ortman, piano

The Man I Love
Written for Adele Astaire/Lady Be Good! 1924 but unused;
Vivian Hart/Strike Up the Band, (first version)1927;
rewritten for Marilyn Miller/Rosalie, 1928 but again, not used.
Alissa James, mezzo soprano
Mory Ortman, piano

Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers/Shall We Dance, 1937
Kelly Dwight, soprano & Robert Sharpe, baritone
Gail Novak, piano

 

INTERMISSION

 

Summertime
Abbie Mitchell/Porgy & Bess, 1935
Heidi Yost, soprano & Woman's Ensemble
Ren Anderton, piano

Blah, Blah, Blah
El Brendel/Delicious, 1931;
Also called "I Just Looked at
You" and "Lady of the Moon"
Jason Ogan, tenor
Karen Lilly, piano

How Long Has This Been Going On
Unused/Funny Face, 1927; Bobbe Arnst/ Rosalie, 1928
Carrie Engelhardt, soprano
Debbie Wagner, piano

They Can't Take That Away From Me
Fred Astaire/Shall We Dance? 1939; reintroduced in
The Barcleys of Broadway, 1949
Robert Sharpe, baritone
Gail Novak, piano

My Man's Gone Now
Ruby Elzy/Porgy & Bess, 1935
Dena Holland, soprano & Ensemble
Debbie Wagner, piano

A Boat That's Leavin' Soon for New York
John W. Bubbles/Porgy & Bess, 1935
John Mauldin, tenor
Rubia Santos, piano

They All Laughed
Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers/Shall We Dance, 1937
Jason Paul, baritone
Mory Ortman, piano

Bidin' My Time
The Foursome/Girl Crazy, 1930
Michael Empey, tenor
Dianne Cangelosi, piano

Bess, You Is My Woman Now
Anne Brown & Todd Duncan/Porgy & Bess, 1935
Dena Holland, soprano & James Newman, baritone
Debbie Wagner, piano

Fascinating Rhythm
Fred & Adele Astaire/Lady Be Good! 1924
Alissa James, mezzo soprano
Mory Ortman, piano

Isn't It A Pity
George Givot/Pardon My English, 1933
Tracy Wise, tenor
Mory Ortman, piano

My Cousin In Milwaukee
Lyda Roberti & Ensemble/Pardon My English, 1933
Elizabeth Maben, mezzo soprano
Ren Anderton, piano

Embraceable You
Ginger Rogers/Girl Crazy, 1930
Michelle Martin, soprano
Michael Dauphinais, piano

Just Another Rumba!
unused/Goldwyn Follies, 1938
André Garcia-Nuthmann, tenor
Debbie Wagner, piano

Someone To Watch Over Me
Gertrude Lawrence/Oh Kay! 1926
Kelly Dwight, soprano
Mory Ortman, piano

Oh, I Got Plenty Of Nothing
Todd Duncan/Porgy and Bess, 1935
James Newman, baritone & Ensemble
Michael Dauphinais, piano

By Strauss
Gracie Barne & Ensemble/The Show is On, 1936
Ilse Apéstegui, mezzo soprano
Mory Ortman, piano

It Ain't Necessarily So
John W. Bubbles & Ensemble/Porgy & Bess, 1935
Ithamar Enriquez, tenor & Ensemble
Mory Ortman, piano

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