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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SF Opera at Stern Grove

A great program if you like American staples. It's not really my thing even with Patricia Racette in a few arias and songs that look like good fits, and even with the glimpse of Leah Crocetto.

July 4, 2 p.m.
Stern Grove
19th & Sloat
San Francisco, CA

Ian Robertson's conducting the whole program.

JEROME KERN: Show Boat

Overture Orchestra with Maestro Robertson


AARON COPLAND: Variations on a Shaker Melody Orchestra and Chorus


CARLISLE FLOYD: Susannah

Ain’t It a Pretty Night? Patricia Racette


AARON COPLAND: The Tender Land

Stomp Your Foot! Orchestra and Chorus


CARLISLE FLOYD: Susannah

I’m Fixin' to Tell Y’Bout a Feller John Relyea, Leah Crocetto and Chorus


LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Candide

Glitter and be Gay Susannah Biller


Walk Together, Children

Traditional Spiritual, arranged by Moses Hogan Chorus


GIANCARLO MENOTTI: The Consul

To This We’ve Come (The “Papers Aria”) Patricia Racette


LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Candide

Make Our Garden Grow Susannah Biller, Sara Gartland,

Brian Jagde, Austin Kness, Chorus


INTERMISSION


JOHN PHILIP SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever Orchestra and Chorus


GEORGE GERSHWIN: Porgy and Bess

Bess, You is My Woman Now Leah Crocetto and John Relyea


STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Follies

Losing My Mind Patricia Racette


RICHARD RODGERS: Oklahoma!

Selections arranged by Russell Bennett Susannah Biller, Sara Gartland,

Brian Jagde, Austin Kness


JEROME KERN: Show Boat

Ol’ Man River John Relyea


GEORGE GERSHWIN: Girl Crazy

Embraceable You Patricia Racette


GEORGE M. COHAN: Patriotic Fantasy Orchestra and Chorus

Arranged by Walter Ehret and Paul Yoder


1 comment:

Joe Barron said...

Yeah, all pretty poppy stuff.

The thing about Cohan is that you can trade any line from most of his songs with any line from most of his other songs. The progressions are all more or less the same. Try singing these lines in succession, for example, with their original melodies:

You're a grand old flag, you're a high-flying flag, and forever in peace may you wave;
Tell all the boys at 42nd Street that I will soon be there;
I've got a Yankee Doodle sweetheart, she's my Yankee Doodle joy;
Yankee Doodle went to London, just to ride the ponies, and we won't come back till it's over over there.


You should be able to do it without missing a beat.