“Forgotten Hollywood”- Oregon Fest Examines Songbook!

Posted on June 21, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   With Oregon Festival of American Music 2013, they begin a two-year celebration of the classic American Songbook in Hollywood. This summer, they focus on the 1930s and early 1940s–those early years of the Hollywood’s Golden Age when the motion picture industry was maturing into the full potential of its cinematic  market. Next summer, with Hollywood: The Sequel, they move forward to the mid 1940s and 1950s, as the industry and its songwriters continued with changing tastes in popular culture.


   This August 6th-10th, Festival music director Ken Peplowski touch upon concerts designed around key aspects of those years, including the seminal 1930s RKO films of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire; Bing Crosby’s prodigious Paramount Pictures output; the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby-Dorothy Lamour 1940s Road motion pictures; 1930s cartoon music; the Casablanca score; and the early 1940s celluloid roles of the Andrews Sisters, and the great big bands of the Swing Era.  Finally, the 2013 classic musical will be Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.
   Tickets are on sale at The John G. Shedd Institute Ticket Office at 868 High Street in Eugene. The Shedd Institute for the Arts is supported in part by grants from The Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Arts Foundation of Western Oregon Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation.
Until next time>                                “never forget”

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