shows

some things I can offer for varied audiences (teens and up):

CONCERT — auditorium or backyard, either with additional musicians or the intimacy of me and my guitar (my album’s “The Bark Mitzvah Song” and “Spiritual Not Religious” illustrate my engaging solo live style, and I connect to holidays/parashot as well as to current events), adjusting for COVID safety as needed; venues I’ve played include Temple Mount Sinai (TX), Cong. B’nai Zion (TX), Temple Beth-El (NM), Cong. Agudath Achim (GA), Savannah Jewish Education Alliance, Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall (with Layali Al-Sham), Unitarian Universalist Community of El Paso, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, New Mexico Music Awards, International Sephardic Anusim Conference, Yom Limmud or Jewish arts/music/culture festivals in several cities, several universities, house concerts, etc.  The option of an ONLINE CONCERT expands scheduling flexibility and saves lodging/travel costs like this one I did for a region’s Jewish Federation a month into the pandemic, prompting this reaction in a newsletter: “Many thanks, Larry, for the [online concert]. It offered comfort and distraction as we struggled to adapt to our new world of pandemic and sheltering-in-place.” And just like an in-person show, I can tailor the setlist to that audience and I’m happy to hang out afterwards to chat with attendees.

CONCERT-plus!  can include an artist talk-back conversation and/or a group study session (see flyer or article) on the material underlying the songs; also possible are customized concerts with a song progression on a single theme (such as pluralism,  lessons from the Holocaust, or B’nei Anusim) or you can choose specific songs from the SPARKS album to be part of the concert and thus tailor the experience to your organization; with Lesser, you get MORE!

SCHOLAR/ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE weekend/Shabbaton/conference that includes multiple sessions of my Jewish music/scholarship; I’ve presented solo as well as with rabbis (Orthodox or Reform!) or other musicians.

SONGWRITING — a workshop, a critique/feedback session, or a commissioned one-of-a-kind custom musical work of art by an award-winning songwriter to add a long-remembered personal touch for your special occasion or loved one!

something else….?  let’s talk!   915-585-8895       admin @ larrylesser.com 

(while you likely got here from my Jewish music page, I also write/perform original secular singer-songwriter contemporary folk songs and even educational math/statistics songs and poems)