Rubinoff and His Violin Pops Concert

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Rubinoff and His Violin: a name that brings back fond memories for anyone who remembers the golden age of radio. Before André Rieu, Rubinoff captured the hearts of millions on the air and record crowds of 225,000 at concerts. David Rubinoff was discovered by Victor Herbert at Warsaw’s Royal Conservatory in 1911. Herbert brought the 14-year-old Russian prodigy to the United States. In 1931 Rubinoff was signed by NBC to join Eddie Cantor on the Chase and Sanborn radio program where his orchestra included Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller. Inspired by his friend John Philip Sousa, Rubinoff dedicated his life to promoting a love for music in young people, performing at thousands of schools across the country.

Now you can experience Rubinoff’s musical memories live for the first time in 80 years featuring international violin virtuoso Steven Greenman, a soprano soloist and a 17-piece orchestra conducted by Joseph N. Rubin. Hear your favorite songs of the 1920s and 30s: Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Cheek To Cheek, Dancing in the Dark, St. Louis Blues and much more, all in Rubinoff’s original arrangements saved from destruction by the “Ambassador of the American Songbook,” Michael Feinstein.


Length: Two hours with a fifteen minute intermission (can be altered by request)

Eddie Cantor Overture Arranged by Rubinoff-Salta
Margie (Robinson, Conrad, Davis), Palesteena (Robinson, Conrad), That’s The Kind of a Baby For Me (Egan, Harriman), My Baby Just Cares For Me (Donaldson, Kahn, Makin’ Whoopee (Donaldson, Kann), If You Knew Susie (Meyer & DeSylva)
(a) Dance of the Russian Peasant Rubinoff
(b) Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Kern; Arranged by Einar Swan
St. Louis Blues Handy; Arranged by Einar Swan
Dark Eyes Fantasy Arranged by Menotti Salta
Broadway Hits of 1931 Arranged by Rubinoff-Salta
99 Out of A Hundred Wanna Be Loved (Sherman, Lewis), Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time (Stolz), I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five and Ten Cent Store) (Warren, Dixon, Rose), Just a Gigolo (Casucci, Caesar), Life is Just a Bowl of  Cherries (Henderson, Brown), When the Moon Comes Over The Mountain (Johnson, Woods, Smith), When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba (Hupfeld), Dancing in the Dark (Dietz, Schwartz)
Il Bacio (Soprano Solo) Arditi
A Day At the Fair Arranged by Rubinoff-Salta
In The Good Old Summertime, While Strolling Through The Park, The Peanut Stand, The Oriental Dancer, The Midget,  Sledge Hammer, The Funny House, The Roller Coaster, Merry Go-Round


Irving Berlin Overture Arranged by Rubinoff-Salta
This Is The Life, All Alone, Always, Everybody’s Doing It, He’s a Devil In His Own Hometown, Lady of the Evening, Blue Skies, Oh How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning, What’ll I Do, Russian Lullaby, Alexander’s Ragtime Band
Cheek to Cheek Berlin; Arranged by Menotti Salta
(a) Tango Tzigane Rubinoff
(b) Fiddlin’ The Fiddle Rubinoff
On The Road To Mandalay Speaks; Arranged by Einar Swan
Giannina Mia (Soprano Solo) Friml
Sidewalks of New York Arranged by Einar Swan
Chinese, Spanish, Jewish, Russian, German, Scotch, Harlem
Gypsy Airs Arranged by Rubinoff-Salta
Play Gypsy, Dance Gypsy (Countess Maritza - Kalman), Brahm’s 6th Hungarian Dance, Waltz from Sari (Kalman), Hejre Kati (Hubay), Countess Maritza, Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen, Monti’s Czardas, Liszt’s 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody
Goodnight, Sweetheart Noble; Arranged by Menotti Salta
Give Me A Moment Please (Rubinoff’s Theme)


Saturday, June 2, 2019 - Circleville High School Auditorium, Circleville, Ohio

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