Oregon Festival of American Music presents its 11th annual 10-day summer festival Gershwin Transformations
, August 1-10, 2002 in Eugene, Oregon. Gershwin Transformations
will celebrate the lives, times and "fascinating rhythms" of George and Ira Gershwin and their impact on American music. During the two-week festival, we will explore the full range of the Gershwins’ works, from Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and Hollywood, to opera and the concert hall.
OFAM Music Director and Conductor James Paul and Jazz Advisor Dick Hyman return to Eugene for this rich and varied extravaganza of music. Evening events include a full-production of the 1992 Tony Award-winning "new" Gershwin musical Crazy for You!
, four other concerts of jazz, classical and popular music, and a dinner-dance. Five more matinee concerts explore the rep-ertoire more deeply, and a large variety of free events fill out the bill. These include a film series, a lecture series and a series of free public recitals featuring festival guest artists and student performers.
Guest artists include: Doug Miller, bass; Ken Peplowski, saxophone and clarinet; Scott Robinson, contra bass saxophone; Randy Sandke, trumpet; Derek Smith, piano; Ian Whitcomb, ukulele; William Wolfram, piano; Lenanne Sylvester and Shirley Sachs, vocals; and Stephen Stone & The Emerald City Jazz Kings.
Tickets are on sale at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. For a ticket brochure, call Oregon Festival of American Music at (541) 687-6526 or (800-248-1615) or visit ofam.org