Author’s Forum: Let Me Sing and I’m Happy: A Conversation with Joan Morris and Daniel Herwitz

January 30, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Hatcher Library, Room 100
913 S University Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Mezzo-soprano Joan Morris and U-M Professor Daniel Herwitz discuss Morris’ new book Let Me Sing and I’m Happy: The Memoir and Handbook of a Singing Actress. Followed by Q & A. 

Let Me Sing and I’m Happy is the history of an actress who sings popular songs. It is also a handbook detailing an approach to bringing the song to life. Author Morris writes “For forty years I’ve been privileged to sing the greatest songs from our American musical theater history – Kern, Berlin, Gershwin, Porter, and Rodgers and Hart. I was fortunate to find a musical partner, William Bolcom, who felt the same way, who helped me illuminate and bring to life the history and drama in each song. Our approach gained us entry into the serious-music concert world. It helped us, in Schiller’s words, to ‘…unite that which fashion had sternly parted.’”

5:30 p.m., 100 U-M Hatcher Grad Library Gallery, enter from the Diag. Free. 763-8994.