Concerts Designed & Narrated by Michael Lasser

With Performances By Singers Cindy Miller and Alan Jones

In addition to giving talks, Michael Lasser also joins with highly-regarded singers Cindy Miller and Alan Jones. The topics are the same as for the talks, but there’s a lot less talking and a lot more music. 

Left to their own devices, Cindy and Alan would probably sing jazz, but Cindy is a first-class mimic and Alan is also a perceptive accompanist. A musical chameleon, Cindy turns into Julie Andrews one minute and Ella Fitzgerald the next. But her own distinct stage personality underscores everything she does.  Alan does everything from conduct choirs to play piano and sing in cabarets.  Sometimes you close your eyes and you swear you’re hearing Billy Eckstine. 

Lasser-Miller-JonesThese two professionals have such varied experience, and such confidence in their own performing and in the way they work together that they look forward to trying new things. Michael Lasser says of them, “I’ve thrown every kind of song at them, including some they’d never heard of, from ragtime to 19th century sentimental ballads to rock ‘n’ roll. They love the challenge and the playfulness.”

Wait till you hear Cindy belt Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s “Come Rain or Come Shine,” and you’re bound to giggle at Alan’s understated humor in a 1912 comic song, “If You Talk in Your Sleep, Don’t Mention My Name.”

To see Michael's scheduled of upcoming Concerts click here or scroll down the page.

For more information about Cindy Miller, try her web site by clicking here.

Sixty and Ninety Minute Concerts available on a wide range of musical topics.  For more information, click here.

For more information about talks, click here

 

Video edit of an Irving Berlin program.

 

Calendar of Scheduled Concerts

2017

"We'll Build a Sweet Little Nest": Settling the West in Song

Saturday, January 7, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Briscoe Museum of Western Art, San Antonio, TX

"You Must Remember This": The Great American Standards

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glenridge Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, FL

"Hearing America Change": The Songs of World War I

Sunday, February 11, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Pennsylvania Academy for the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Great Songs from the Great Movie Musicals

Sunday, March 26, 2017
Concert with Genesee Valley Chorus and Orchestra
Lyric Theatre, Rochester, NY

Walking Alone: Songs from the World War II Home Front

Sunday, April 2, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Location TBD, Rochester, NY

Singing in the Future: New York Songs, 1925-1935

Sunday, July 16, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute, Utica, NY

Walking Alone: The Songs of World War II

Friday, July 21, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, TX

"We'll Build a Sweet Little Nest": Settling the West in Popular Songs

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, Denton, OK

Hearing America Change: The Songs of World War I

Friday, October 20, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
First Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

"Send the Word, Send the Word, Over There": The Songs of World War I

Friday, November 10, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Morris Museum of Southern Art, Augusta, GA

"Send the Word, Send the Word, Over There": The Songs of World War I

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Averitt Center for the Performance Arts, Zach Henderson Library
George Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

 

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