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"Gratis Gershwin," you might call it.

The Oregon Festival of American Music Oregon Festival of American Music is an eclectic, thematically-based two-week summer music festival that has been held annually in Eugene, Oregon since 1992. Produced by The John G.  will include a series of free events, including concerts, lectures, film showings and a public jam session with festival headliners.

In keeping with this year's focus on George Gershwin, the freebies will include not only performances of Gershwin's music but also discussions on how he composed and the impact he has had.

The free events will take place in the meeting hall or concert hall at the Shedd Institute for the Arts (in the former Baptist church at 868 High St.), in the lobby of the Hult Center (Seventh and Willamette streets) and in the Cuthbert Amphitheater (Alton Baker Park Alton Baker Park is located in Eugene, Oregon, United States, near Autzen Stadium. It features duck ponds, bicycle trails, and a dog park, and directly touches the Ferry Street Bridge. ).

Thursday: Keith Campbell Keith Campbell may refer to:
  • Keith Campbell (biologist), English biologist involved in the study of cloning.
  • Keith Campbell (motorcyclist), Australian former Grand Prix motorcycle world champion.
 will talk about "The Piano in America" at 5 p.m. (Shedd). Jazz bands and a vocal jazz Jazz Singing can be defined by the instrumental approach to the voice, where the singer can match the instruments in their stylistic approach to the lyrics, improvised or otherwise, or through scat singing; that is, the use of nonsensical meaningless non-morphemic syllables to imitate the  ensemble from the Young Artists Academy will play at 7 p.m. (Hult).

Friday: Stephen Stone will introduce "Gershwin in Film" at 10 a.m., James Ralph James Trevor Ralph (born 9 October, 1975) is an English cricketer who played one first-class match for Worcestershire and later played minor counties cricket for Shropshire. He was born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.  will talk about "The Gershwin Musicals" at 5 p.m. and jazz bands from the Young Artists Academy will play at 7 p.m. (Shedd).

Saturday: The public is invited to take part in a jam session with Ian Whitcomb, Dick Hyman and Derek Smith at 10 a.m. (Hult). Whitcomb will talk about "Tin Pan Alley Tin Pan Alley

Genre of U.S. popular music that arose in New York in the late 19th century. The name was coined by the songwriter Monroe Rosenfeld as the byname of the street on which the industry was based—28th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway in the early
" at 5 p.m. (Shedd), and a vocal jazz ensemble from the Young Artists Academy will sing at 7 p.m. (Hult).

Aug. 4: The Northwest Academy of Musical Theater will present a showcase program at 7:30 p.m. (Shedd).

Aug. 7: Jack Powell will introduce the movie "Damsel in Distress" at 10 a.m. (Shedd), Carl Woideck will talk about "I Got Rhythm & Jazz" at 5 p.m. (Shedd), and the Young Artists Academy will present "SongFest song¬∑fest ¬†
n.
A casual gathering for group singing.
" at 7 p.m. (Hult).

Aug. 8: John Attig will introduce the film "Shall We Dance" at 10 a.m. (Shedd).

Aug. 9: Jack Powell will introduce the film "An American in Paris
This article is about the Gershwin composition. For the 1951 musical starring Gene Kelly, see An American in Paris (film).


An American in Paris is a symphonic composition by American composer George Gershwin, composed in 1928.
" at 10 a.m. (Shedd), the Young Artists Academy will present a showcase program of jazz, song and musical theater at noon (Hult), Sue Neimoyer will talk about "Gershwin's Concert Music" at 5 p.m. (Shedd), and participants in the Northwest Advanced Strings Camp will play at 7 p.m. (Hult).

Aug. 10: John Attig will introduce the film "Girl Crazy" at 10 a.m. (Shedd); the Northwest Advanced Strings Camp will play "Classic Gershwin" with violinist Fritz Gearhart, violist Leslie Straka and members of the American Symphonia at 2:30 p.m. (Shedd); and the Young Artists Academy will perform in the Cuthbert Amphitheater at 6:05 p.m., before the final concert of this year's festival.
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Date:Jul 28, 2002
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