PERFORMANCE: the West in Popular Songs
January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“We’ll Build a Sweet Little Nest”: The West in Popular Songs
Sunday, January 27
Included with admission; free for members
Music scholar Michael Lasser and musicians Cindy Miller and Alan Jones combine singing, stories, and a bit of history to present a program of Eastern songs about the West. Not “The Last Round-Up” or “Home on the Range,” but Broadway and Tin Pan Alley’s take on the American West. From ragtime and swing to hit musicals by Irving Berlin and George Gershwin, these songs say something essential about the West and its open spaces and undiminished appeal to the American Imagination. Space is limited.