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Dibang (Arunachal Pradesh) [India], Dec 28 ( ANI ): Excitement, thrill and musical extravaganza gripped Dambuk village, located in the Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, when a four-day long Orange Festival of Music and Adventure (OFAM) offered tourists the experience of various rendition of Indo-Western music and adventure sports activities.
But OFAM's season also features two weeks of concerts with music and jazz of the World War II era, plus films and talks that relate to the overall theme, "G.I.
It's a fairly seamless transition, The Shedd's artistic director Jim Ralph said, because Cloninger is no stranger either to The Shedd or OFAM.
So during OFAM (Oregon Festival of American Music), for example, I've got a hundred people here for whom we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day of the week.
The celebration actually started last year, when OFAM's theme was "Hooray for Hollywood!" It concentrated for the first time on movie music, focusing on the 1930s and '40s.
Shedd Institute for the Art's OFAM calendar is dozens - maybe hundreds - of songs that fall under the theme "Hooray for Hollywood!" They celebrate the most memorable and enduring music that adorned movies made during the 1930s and 1940s.
But OFAM has abandoned American classical orchestral music completely.
The cast of the OFAM production also features Ron Daum, Janet Whitlow, Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj, Chas King, Skyler Sepp-Peterson, Mandy Rose-Nichols and Mirell Sork.
After OFAM Artistic Director Ken Peplowski sent her his final arrangements for the show, Clairdee practiced her singing around the house.
"Musically speaking, every part of the show has been perfectly honed," says Robert Ashens, who will conduct a 22-piece orchestra for the OFAM production.
Tickets: Evening concerts are $20 to $36 (jazz party $36 to $48); afternoon concerts $16 to $30; all lectures and films are free; 541-434-7000 and OFAM.org.
OFAM jazz director Ken Peplowski will head up a stable of musicians fronted by vocalists Clairdee and Byron Stripling; they'll do a program based on recordings in 1956 and 1957 of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.
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