All You Need Is Love -- A Valentine Program of Romantic Works by San Jose Wind Symphony
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The last date listed for All You Need Is Love was Sunday February 13, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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After getting his start in Motown as part of the Commodores, singer-songwriter Lionel Richie became one of the most successful male solo artists of the 1980s, with hits like "Truly," the Caribbean-flavored "All Night Long," "Endless Love" with Diana Ross, "Hello" and "Say You, Say Me," which also won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Richie's concerts tend to become giant sing-alongs, so brush up on your lyrics and get ready for a night of magic. Sharing the stage with the five-time Grammy winner will be CeeLo Green. Known for his solo career as well as being a part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, Green has recorded numerous hits and is most widely recognized for the chart-topping single "Crazy" and his time as a judge on The Voice. Learn More
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Spring is just around the corner, and the San Jose Wind Symphony — like Tennyson’s young man’s fancy — “lightly turns to thoughts of love.”
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, “All You Need Is Love” features popular love songs and romantic music from well-known operas and ballets. Special guests for the afternoon are vocalists Susan Powers, lyric soprano, and Michael Taylor, baritone, performing the music of George and Ira Gershwin. Powers and Taylor will sing “They Can’t Take That Away From Me,” “’S Wonderful,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and other Gershwin favorites.
The featured instrumental work on the program is a suite from Sergei Prokofiev’s ballet Romeo and Juliet. From the world of opera, selections include “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Wagner’s Lohengrin, “Love Scene” from Puccini’s La Bohème and the “Love Duet” from Hanson’s Merry Mount. The program also features a medley of love songs by the Beatles and a lovely Sousa march, The Fairest of the Fair.