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. 

These 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.”

Concert Group

 

 

 

 

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

2019

"The Conversation with the Flying Plates": Love Songs for Grown Ups

Sunday, May 5, 2019, 2:00 pm
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Glazer Music Performance Center, Nazareth College

The Songs of Johnny Mercer

Friday, June 4, 2019, 7:30 pm
Concert and book signing with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Beverwyck, Slingerlands, NY

"E-Lec-Tri-Ci-Ty": Songs from the Time of Tiffany

Sunday, July 21, 2019, 2:00 pm
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum, Utica, NY

A Host of Wonders: Songs for a Community

Friday, July 26, 2019
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Arts Council of Wyoming County, Perry, NY

"All Talking! All SINGING! All Dancing!" Great Songs from the Movies

Friday, October 18, 2019
Concert with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

City Songs

November 3-10 (?), 2019 - Date TBD
Concert and book signing with Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Lane Dworkin Rochester Jewish Book Festival

 

 

 

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