Concerts

Lerner & Loewe

Lerner & Loewe

Concert Program

Lerner & Loewe Overture

Selections from “Camelot”

Camelot
What Do The Simple Folk Do?
If Ever I Would Leave You

Selections from “Paint Your Wagon”

I Talk To The Trees
They Call The Wind Maria
Another Autumn
There’s A Coach Coming In
I’m On My Way

Selections from “Gigi”

Say A Prayer For Me Tonight
Thank Heaven For Little Girls
I Remember It Well
Gigi

INTERMISSION

Selections from “Brigadoon”

Overture
Come To Me, Bend To Me

Selections from “My Fair Lady”

Prelude
Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
With A Little Bit Of Luck
The Rain In Spain
I Could Have Danced All Night
Get Me To THe Church On Time
On The Street Where You Live
Show Me
I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face
Finale

Featuring

Christine Pfenninger – Soprano

Christine Pfenninger is delighted to be joining the Wheaton Symphony for a sixth season. She has been seen throughout Chicagoland, from Cicero, to Glencoe, to Woodstock, to Batavia in numberous stage productions. Favorite roles include Sister Amnesia in “Nunsense”, Florence in “Chess”, Amalia in “She Loves Me”, Eva Peron in “Evita”, Marian in “The Music Man”, Reno Sweeney in “Anything Goes”, and most recently Christmas Eve in the regional premiere of “Avenue Q”.

A comedienne at heart, she is also fond of Broadway impersonations and tackled Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Liza Minelli, Chita Rivera, and Marissa Jaret Winokur in Steel Beam Theatre’s productuion of “Forbidden Broadway”. She met her husband David in a production of “Pump Boys & Dinettes” in St. Charles over ten years ago and he remains her favorite leading man.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theatre from Roosevelt University and is a proud mom to Amalia Elizabeth. As always, she is truly blessed to make music with the Wheaton Symphony and share such wonderful, classic tunes with their generous audiences.

Jeffery Goodlove – Tenor

Jeffery Goodlove has recently performed the operatic roles of Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, Florville in Il Signor Bruschino, Astolf in Die Verschworenen , Baron Brusowsky in The Circus Princess, and King Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors. Jeffery has also performed recently as a soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and the Messiah. Recent performances also include a performance with Samuel Ramey and the CSO Brass, a solo performance with Charlie Vernon, CSO principal trombonist, a soloist with the Lincolnwood Chamber Orchestra and Chicago Syntagma Musicum.

Program Notes

Camelot

Based on the classic King Arthur legend, the original production of “Camelot” opened in December, 1960, at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway. Featured members of the cast included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, and Robert…

Paint Your Wagon

This musical set in California during the Gold Rush was unsuccessful in its initial incarnation, with the Broadway version only lasting a few months from 1951-52. A West End production in 1953 was more successful, running about twice as long…

Gigi

Until recent years, it was common for musicals to start life on the stage, before being adapted for the movie screen. With Lerner & Loewe’s “Gigi”, that pattern was reversed. The 1973 Broadway production was an adaptation of their…

Brigadoon

This 1947 musical, centering on the discovery of a mythical Scottish village that appears for only one day every century, was the first success in the Lerner & Loewe oeuvre. After one show that closed during previews, and two others that…

My Fair Lady

This Lerner and Loewe classic first premiered on Broadway in March, 1956. An adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion”, several attempts to create a musical version had been made. Lerner and Loewe initially worked…

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