Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Legendary Singer Judy Collins Performs in Concert, Nov. 4 in Strathmore

The Grammy Award-winning performer of “Send in the Clowns” brings her solo show to the Music Center at Strathmore for one night only

Grammy Award-winning singer Judy Collins will perform her solo show on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore. Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide for more than 50 years with her unique blend of interpretive folksongs and contemporary themes.

Collins began playing music at the age of 13, making her public debut on piano with teacher Antonia Brico at her side. Soon after, Collins developed an interest in folk music and left the world of classical music. Elektra Records signed Collins when she was just 22 years old and produced her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow. In the early 60’s, she sang traditional folk songs or music written by others, such as Bob Dylan. In 1966, her musical style began to change, and she began drawing from influences such as the Beatles, Jacques Brels and Kurt Weill. In 1967, Collins began to write her own compositions and received a Grammy award for her album Wildflowers.

Judy Collins is still entertaining audiences around the country, performing as many as 100 times a year. According to the New York Times, Collins has an “icy-sweet voice and classical approach to phrasing and intonation. [She] occupies a stylistic middle ground between folk and so-called art song.”

Please note the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will not appear in this performance.

Tickets for this concert range from $28-$88 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.

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