October 20, 2017 – 6:30 pm
Concert: The Music of World War I
narrated by music historian Michael Lasser, with performances by vocalists Cindy Miller and Alan Jones
Frist Center Auditorium
Free; first come, first seated
Public radio host and Peabody Award winner Michael Lasser, who has been talking about popular music as social history for more than thirty-five years, returns to the Frist Center and turns his expertise to World War I, when songs like the military-themed anthem “Over There” reflected the imagination of a country newly at war. Accompanied by live renditions of other notable songs from the period, Lasser’s program is richly musical, anecdotal, insightful, amusing, and emotional.
This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition World War I and American Art, on view through January 21, 2018.