What do Henry Purcell, George Gershwin and Cole Porter all have in common?

They were all composers of the theater--of a popular theater! They were song writers who could take verse and, with a genius of alchemy, turn word into melody. Purcell, like Berlin and Porter, molded songs that set words to music in the most natural way while powerfully expressing the sentiment and mood of the text. This program presents show music from the 17th to 20th century, from King Arthur to Porgy and Bess, from The Old Bachelor to the Gay Divorcee.



THE THEATER: THE HAYMARKET & BROADWAY

Prelude Recitative and Air
Andante - Largo - Andante - Allegro Vivace

Henry Purcell

Music from King Arthur
Overture - Aire - Song tune - Hornpipe - Chaconne

Henry Purcell
LOVE SONGS
If Music be the Food of Love
Blah, Blah, Blah
Since from My Dear
What'll I Do?
Pretty Youth
Someone to Watch Over Me

Henry Purcell
George Gershwin
Henry Purcell
Irving Berlin
Henry Purcell
George Gershwin
MUSIC from THE OLD BACHELOR
and THE GAY DIVORCEE

Slow aire - Hornpipe March
Night and Day
Rondeau - Minuet
After You, Who?
Bouree - Gi
gue

Henry Purcell & Cole Porter

BY GEORGE
Fascinatin' Rhythm (piano solo)
Liza (piano solo)
By Strauss

George Gershwin
MUSIC FROM THE FAIREY QUEEN
Preludio - Aire - Rondeau - Hornpipe
If Love's a Sweet Passion
One Charming Night - Hornpipe
Henry Purcell
MEDLEY - CRAZY FOR YOU George Gershwin

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