Joseph N. Rubin’s Orchestra pays tribute to the music that won “The Great War” in Over There: The Music of World War One in commemoration of the centennial of the Armistice: November 11, 1918.
This concert will transport audiences on a musical journey through popular music of the war years of 1914-1918 by some of the greatest American composers of all time including George M. Cohan, Jerome Kern, and Victor Herbert. Immortal songs “Over There,” “K-K-K Katy,” “Smiles,” “How Ya Gonna Keep ’em Down on the Farm,” “Goodbye Broadway, Hello France” and more will be brought to life again in their original orchestrations for the first time in a century. Heidi Swinford, favorite leading soprano on Northern Ohio stages, will recreate selections originally introduced by Vaudeville stars Nora Bayes and Elsie Janis.
Armistice was declared on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in nineteen hundred and eighteen (November 11, 1918). This concert marks the centenary of this monumental occasion in world history and is dedicated to all the veterans who have served to help keep this country free.
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