"The Winston-Salem Symphony, Robert Moody, Music Director, is presenting a Plugged-In Pops! concert featuring renowned American singer and songwriter Judy Collins. The performance will take place on Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Auditorium, 301 N. Hawthorne Road in Winston-Salem. Tickets range from $15– $62 and are available in advance by calling the Symphony Box Office at 336-464-0145 or online at WSsymphony.org.
Under the baton of Associate Conductor Matthew Troy, the Symphony and Collins will perform some of her unforgettable songs, including Chelsea Morning, Mountain Girl, Someday Soon, and of course, Both Sides Now and Send in the Clowns.
“Judy Collins has moved listeners for generations through her music,” said Maestro Troy. “From folk songs to pop, rock and roll and show tunes, she brings her unique voice to a variety of music styles.”
Judy Collins has thrilled audiences worldwide with her unique blend of interpretative folksongs and contemporary themes. Her impressive career has spanned more than 50 years. At 13, Collins made her public debut performing Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos, but it was the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival, that sparked Collins’ love of lyrics. She soon moved away from the classical piano and began her lifelong love with the guitar.
In 1961, Judy Collins released her first album, A Maid of Constant Sorrow, at the age of 22. She interpreted the songs of fellow artists—particularly the social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and Tom Paxton. Collins was instrumental in bringing other singer-songwriters to a wider audience including poet/musician Leonard Cohen and musicians Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman.
Judy Collins is also noted for her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now on her 1967 album, Wildflowers, which has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Winning “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards, Collins’ version of Send in the Clowns was a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music. She has continued an impressive musical career with an extensive catalog from every decade throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and up to the present.
Judy Collins is still writing, performing, and nurturing fresh talent. She plays 80 to 100 dates a year around the country. Collins, a relentlessly creative spirit, is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished painter, filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.
For a full artist biography please visit WSsymphony.org.
This concert and the Winston-Salem Symphony are sponsored by Season Presenting Sponsor Wells Fargo; Plugged-in Pops Co-Presenting Sponsors Novant Health and BlueCross and BlueShield of North Carolina, as well as the Arts Council of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County and the North Carolina Arts Council.
About the Winston-Salem Symphony
The Winston-Salem Symphony began its 67th season in September 2013 as one of the Southeast’s most highly regarded regional orchestras. Under the baton of Music Director Robert Moody, its performance season includes a classics series, a pops series, concerts for kids, annual performances of Handel’s Messiah, a concert featuring Winston-Salem Symphony and Youth Symphony musicians, holiday concerts, three youth orchestra ensembles, and a multitude of educational and community engagement programs. For more information visit WSsymphony.org."
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