Fri, Jan 13, 8 pm
Straz Center

Sat, Jan 14, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater


All hail the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. She captured our hearts and commanded the world’s R-E-S-P-E-C-T with her powerhouse voice. Featuring Chain of Fools, You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman and Respect.

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(Arr. William Holcombe, Jr.)
Aretha Overture

Don Covey
(Arr. Sam Shoup)
Chain of Fools

Burt Bacharach / Hal David
I Say a Little Prayer

DeSylva / Brown / Henderson
(Arr. Rhodes; Orch Stevens)
Birth of the Blues

Stevie Wonder
(Arr. Matt Podd)
Sir Duke

Marvin Hamlisch
(Arr. Nic Raine)
Nobody Does it Better

(Arr. Matt Podd)
What a Friend We Have in Jesus / Climbing Higher Mountains

Jimmy Webb
(Arr. Bill Holcombe)
MacArthur Park

Katherine Bates / Samuel Ward
(Arr. Sam Shoup)
America the Beautiful

Otis Redding
(Arr. Roger Holmes)

– Intermission –

(Arr. Lee Norris)
Salute to Ray Charles

James Brown
(Arr. Kenneth Bernier)
I Got You (I Feel Good)

Irving Gordon
(Arr. Bill Holcombe)

Goffin / King / Wexler
(Arr. John Bachalis)
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

Sam Cooke
A Change is Gonna Come

Stevie Wonder
(Arr. Bill Holman)
Isn’t She Lovely?

Harry Warren
(Arr. Riley Hampton)
At Last

Woods / Campbell / Connelly
(Arr. Sam Shoup)
Try a Little Tenderness

(Arr. Matt Podd)
Amazing Grace


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Calli Graver, Deshana Wooden & Nicholas Trawick, Backup Singers

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Fri, Jan 13, 8 pm
Straz Center

Sat, Jan 14, 8 pm
Mahaffey Theater

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