Performance Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 8 PM

Jessye Norman
Mark Markham

Hooray for Love!

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
In a special program of classics from musical theater and the Great American Songbook, Jessye Norman is sure to captivate audiences with selections by Arlen, Bernstein, Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers and Hart, and Ellington, plus songs by Satie, Weill, Poulenc, Bizet, and others.


  • Jessye Norman, Soprano
  • Mark Markham, Piano
  • Colin Davin, Guitar and Mandolin
  • Ron Carter, Double Bass


  • KERN "The Song Is You"
  • RODGERS "Lover"
  • RODGERS "Falling in Love with Love"
  • SATIE "Je te veux"
  • RODGERS "With a Song in My Heart"
  • GERSHWIN "I Got Rhythm"
  • WEILL "September Song"
  • KERN "All the Things You Are"
  • GERSHWIN "But Not for Me"
  • POULENC "Les chemins de l'amour"
  • GERSHWIN "The Man I Love"
  • ELLINGTON "Sophisticated Lady"
  • ARLEN "Stormy Weather"
  • GERSHWIN "Love Walked In"
  • BERNSTEIN "Lucky to Be Me"
  • ARLEN "Hooray for Love"
  • PORTER "In the Still of the Night"
  • SCOTTO "J'ai deux amours"
  • DUKE "April in Paris"
  • BIZET "Quand je vous aimerai - Habanera" from Carmen


Duke Ellington's 'Heaven'
Jessye Norman, Soprano | Mark Markham, Piano

At a Glance

In this Valentine’s Day salute to the love song, Jessye Norman shows us a different side of her talent by choosing some of the most beloved songs of the Great American Songbook, including classics from Jerome Kern and George Gershwin to Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein. But there’s a French subtext to this romantic evening, too, in three songs in that language by such masters as Francis Poulenc and Erik Satie. In closing, Miss Norman returns to the world of opera, where she has created so many indelible portrayals, and Georges Bizet’s alluring but dangerous gypsy heroine, Carmen.
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This performance is part of Great Artists II.