Whittier College

Office of Public Relations

13406 Philadelphia St.

P.O. Box 634

Whittier, CA  90608-0634

Feb. 12, 2002                                                         

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Contact:  Judy Browning at (562) 907-4216

The Elegance of Cole Porter Comes to Whittier College



WHAT:                        “Mostly Cole” with pianist and composer Joe Harnell


WHEN:                   8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23


WHERE:                 The Ruth B. Shannon Center at Whittier College,

                             13606 Philadelphia St., Whittier


COST:                         $30 for the general public, $25 for students with ID and senior


ADD:                      Take some of the wittiest music ever written and combine it with
a Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer and you have the delightful evening “Mostly Cole” with Joe Harnell.  Harnell, who
began his piano studies at the age of 6, has written musical
scores for movies and television, from movies of the week to
mini-series to daytime drama to commercials.  He has recorded
18 albums; “Fly Me to the Moon” won four Grammys.  He served
as musical director for Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland,
Lena Horne, Pearl Bailey and Beverly Sills, among others. 
In addition, he was musical director of “The Mike Douglas Show”
for five-and-a-half years.  He has conducted seminars on music
for film at the University of Vienna in Austria and UCLA and also
teaches film scoring at the Flora Thornton School of Music
at USC.  He recently published his memoirs, Counterpoint,
The Journey of A Music


                             Joining him on stage will be vocalist Lisa Bowman, who most
recently co-starred in and co-produced the critic’s choice “Lisa
Bowman, Samantha Samuels, Joe Barnett…and a Piano,” and the Broadway revue “We’ll Take Manhattan” with the same cast.


INFORMATION:       Contact the Shannon Center Box Office at 562-907-4203



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