George M. Cohan, Over There (New York: William Jerome Publishing Corporation, 1917). Gift of anonymous donor. Image courtesy of The Library Company of Philadelphia.

the music of world war i
Saturday, february 11th 2:00 pm
Historic landmark building

co-sponsored by the library company of philadelphia

Public radio host and Peabody Award winner Michael Lasser, who has been talking about popular music as social history for over thirty-five years, turns his expertise to the time of World War I, when songs like the military-themed anthem “Over There” reflected the imaginations of a country newly at war. Accompanied by live performances of some of the most notable songs from the period, his approach is richly musical, anecdotal, insightful, often amusing, and just as often emotional, and audiences may be compelled to singalong with their favorite numbers. 

 

This public program is held in conjunction with the exhibition World War 1 and American Art.
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The Music of World War I
This program includes both lectures and live performances of the music of World War I. Admission price also includes access to the World War I and American Art exhibition for the entire day.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM
 
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