A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration
February 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts
February 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. & February 14, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. Hemmens Cultural Center
Experience the great Rodgers and Hammerstein classics with Lyric Opera star Jenn Gambatese.
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February 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts
February 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
February 14, 2016 at 2:30 p.m.
Hemmens Cultural Center
Stephen Squires, conductor
Jenn Gambatese, vocalist
Sean McLaughlin, vocalist
Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, host
Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Rodgers and Hammerstein are synonymous with the “Golden Age” of Musical Theater. Stellar soprano, Jenn Gambatese, joins ESO after her debut with the Lyric Opera in 2014 as “Maria” in The Sound of Music. You’ll hear your toe-tapping favorites from Carousel, The King and I and Oklahoma. And, we bet you’ll say “I remember that one!” when the orchestra plays nostalgic pieces from The Sound of Music and South Pacific.
The Carousel Waltz from Carousel
It’s a Grand Night for Singing from State Fair
I Have Dreamed from The King and I
We Kiss In a Shadow from The King and I
June is Bustin’ Out All Over from Carousel
If I Loved You from Carousel
You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
Soliloquy from Carousel
Rodgers & Hammerstein Orchestra Overture
Oh What a Beautiful Mornin’ from Oklahoma!
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top from Oklahoma!
Out of My Dreams from Oklahoma!
People Will Say We’re In Love from Oklahoma!
A Wonderful Guy from South Pacific
Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music
Do-Re-Mi from The Sound of Music
Oklahoma from Oklahoma!
From Resident Conductor, Stephen Squires when asked if he has any stories or connections to any particular piece of music or Broadway show:
“Being a pianist, I have played all of these tunes numerous times over the years for all kinds of singers. And I, like many others, always feel a special connection to that music which is most familiar. With this Rodgers and Hammerstein show in particular, The Sound of Music has a deep connection for me – to my mother – it was always her favorite.”