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Aretha: A Tribute
Raleigh Pops
Aretha: A Tribute

Fri, Jan 20, 2023 | 8pm
Sat, Jan 21, 2023 | 3pm & 8pm

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North Carolina Symphony
Lucas Waldin
, conductor
Capathia Jenkins, vocals
Ryan Shaw, vocals

Various Composers / Arr. Bill Holcombe
Aretha Overture

Don Covay / Arr. Sam Shoup
“Chain of Fools”
Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Burt Bacharach/Hal David 
“I Say a Little Prayer”
Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Ray Henderson/Buddy DeSylva and Lew Brown / Arr. George Rhodes, Orch. Mort Stevens
“Birth of the Blues”
Ryan Shaw, vocals

Stevie Wonder / Arr. Michael Philip Mossman
Sir Duke

Marvin Hamlisch/Carole Bayer Sager / Arr. Nic Raine
“Nobody Does It Better”
Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Charles Crozat Converse/Joseph M. Scriven – Aretha Franklin / Arr. Matt Podd
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus” –
 “Climbing Higher Mountains”

Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Jimmy Webb / Arr. Bill Holcombe
MacArthur Park

Samuel A. Ward/Katharine Lee Bates / Arr. Sam Shoup
“America the Beautiful”
Ryan Shaw, vocals

Otis Redding / Arr. Roger Holmes
Capathia Jenkins, vocals
Ryan Shaw, vocals


Various Composers / Arr. Lee Norris
Salute to Ray Charles

James Brown / Arr. Kenneth Bernier
“I Got You (I Feel Good)”
Ryan Shaw, vocals

Irving Gordon / Arr. Bill Holcombe
Capathia Jenkins, vocals
Ryan Shaw, vocals

Carole King/Gerry Goffin/Jerry Wexler / Arr. John Bachalis
“(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”
Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Sam Cooke
"A Change Is Gonna Come"
Ryan Shaw
, vocals

Stevie Wonder / Arr. Bill Holman
Isn’t She Lovely

Mack Gordon and Harry Warren / Arr. Riley Hampton
“At Last”
Capathia Jenkins, vocals

Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, and Harry M. Woods / Arr. Sam Shoup
“Try a Little Tenderness”
Ryan Shaw, vocals

Traditional/John Newton / Arr. Matt Podd
“Amazing Grace”
Capathia Jenkins, vocals
Ryan Shaw, vocals

The North Carolina Symphony gratefully acknowledges the support of Concert Sponsor The Forest at Duke.