A Program for Gay Pride Weekend

June 23, 2018, 4:00 pm

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In this special one-hour tribute to the LGBTQ community, we give recognition to various composers including Tchaikovsky, Copland, and Menotti. You’ll also hear an aria from the 2017 opera Fellow Travelers, about two men who meet in McCarthy-era Washington. We nod to Broadway with Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles and the film version of Victor/Victoria.


Waltz in C Sharp Minor, Op. 64, N0.2, by Frédéric Chopin
Van Cliburn, piano
(RCA VICTOR, 1961 )

“Sensation,” by Dinu Lipatti
Hugues Cuenod, tenor; Madeleine Lipatti, piano
(RMI, 1951)

Paraphrase on Sleeping Beauty, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Paul Pabst, piano
(Marston, 1895)

“Last Night” from Fellow Travelers, by Gregory Spears and Greg Pierce
Aaron Blake, tenor; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Mark Gibson, conductor
(FC, 2016)

“Lili Marlene,” by Hans Leip
Marlene Dietrich with Orchestra; Jimmy Carroll, conductor
(SONY 1954)

“When the Special Girlfriend” and “The Lavender Song,” by Mischa Spoliansky
Ute Lemper with Matrix Ensemble; Robert Ziegler, conductor
(London 1996)

“Hoe‐Down” from Rodeo, by Aaron Copland
Morton Gould and his Orchestra

“…And Her Mother Came Too” from Gosford Park, by Ivor Novello
Jeremy Northam, self‐accompanied
(DECCA 2001)

“You’ve Got That Thing,” by Cole Porter
Bobby Short, self‐accompanied with Bass and Drums

“You and the Night and the Music,” by Arthur Dietz and Howard Schwarz
Libby Holman with Richard Himber and his Ritz‐Carlton Orchestra
(RCA 1934)

“Gay Paree” from Victor/Victoria, by Henry Mancini
Robert Preston with Orchestra; Henry Mancini, conductor
(RHINO 1981)

“Finale” from La Cage aux Folles, by Jerry Herman
George Hearn and Gene Barry with Orchestra
(RCA 1983)