At the Gallery: Sammy Fain
At the Gallery: 20th Century American Composers
Sammy Fain performed by Court Stewart and Tom Bennett
As the world gets crazier, music can offer a lovely, romantic refuge. A new series paying tribute to American composers, the brainchild of Steve Kelly and Craven Arts Council & Gallery Executive Director Carol Tokarski, takes you back to quieter, more melodic times. Tickets are available at the Bank of the Arts and online.
Sammy Fain was born as Samuel Feinberg in New York City on June 17, 1902. Self taught on the piano, his first job was as a stockroom boy for Mills Music Publishing. One day his boss caught Fain playing some of his own songs in the audition room. His boss gave him a job as a song plugger, at which he became adept and later worked for several different publishers in the same capacity. Fain continued to compose songs; and in 1925 he had one published for the first time, “Nobody Knows What a Red-Headed Mama Can Do.” Highlights of his catalogue include “Wedding Bells are Breaking Up That Old Gang of Mine,” “When I Take My Sugar to Tea,” “I Speak to the Stars” and “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing.” Fain also worked on scores for several Disney movies, including “Alice in Wonderland,” “Peter Pan,” and “The Rescuers.
Admission: $15 for Craven Arts Council Members, $20 for Nonmembers
Visit www.cravenarts.org/membership.html or call (252) 638-2577 for membership information.
All tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Bank of the Arts prior to the performance at will call