American Landmark Festivals is sponsoring a special performance at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Smith Opera House featuring the singer Wynne Miller, accompanied by pianist Don Smith, in a concert dedicated to the memory and big-band era of her uncle, Glenn Miller. The concert will incorporate Miller's recollections of her uncle and many of his most famous hit tunes: Moonlight Serenade, In The Mood, Serenade in Blue, Chattanooga Choo Choo plus World War II favorites Berkley Square and White Cliffs of Dover. Also included will be two American ballads which Glenn had translated into German for his propaganda broadcasts to Germany and the continent during the war.
Wynne Miller has had an exciting career on Broadway and was awarded the Theatre World Award for her performance as Daisy Mae in “Li'l Abner”. She also appeared on Broadway in “A Thurber Carnival” and “Tenderloin.”
In addition to the Smith Opera House event Sept. 28, American Landmark Festivals will present Wynne Miller in a preview performance and reception in its Capitol Concert Series of Geneva at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 484 South Main Street in Geneva's historic district. Tickets to the Smith Opera event are available at $10 and $7 and seats for the preview on Sept. 26 may be obtained without charge but strictly by advance reservation due to limited seating. Call 789-8660 to make reservations or inquiries.
Wynne Miller's performance marks the first in American Landmark Festivals Smith Opera House 2002-2003 season; the next will be November 9, featuring world-famous legendary Portuguese master piano virtuoso Sequeira Costa.