Judy Collins Set for Bay Area Cabaret, 3/15
Bay Area Cabaret has announced that due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict, Stacey Kent, originally scheduled to perform on March 15, has been forced to postpone her appearance to next season. In her place, Bay Area Cabaret will present Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Judy Collins. With a crystalline voice that famously introduced generations to her own interpretations of songs by Joni Mitchell ("Both Sides Now"), The Beatles ("In My Life"), Bob Dylan ("Mr. Tambourine Man") and others in a career that has spanned more than 50 years, Ms. Collins holds a remarkable place in the music lexicon. Her repertoire encompasses folk music, show tunes, pop, and rock and roll. Ms. Collins will perform one-night-only, 8pm, Saturday, March 15, at the historic Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street. Subscriber tickets for Stacey Kent will be honored and additional tickets for non-subscribers ($65, plus a limited number of $100 premium seats) are now available at www.bayareacabaret.org or by phone at City Box Office (415) 392-4400.
In addition to the concert, patrons may purchase tickets to a private post-concert Meet and Greet with Ms. Collins, with the opportunity to take photographs and obtain autographs. Tickets for the Meet and Greet ($40) are available at www.bayareacabaret.org or by calling (415) 927-4636, with all proceeds benefiting the non-profit Bay Area Cabaret.
At age 13, Judy 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 attracted her interest. She soon moved away from classical music and began a lifelong career with the guitar. In 1961, when she was 22, Judy Collins released her first album, interpreting the songs of fellow artists - particularly the social poets of the time such as Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, and Tom Paxton. She was instrumental in bringing at the time lesser known singer-songwriters to a wider audience, including poet/musicIan Leonard Cohen, and musicians Joni Mitchell and Randy Newman. Her rendition of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" on her 1967 album, Wildflowers, won a Grammy and has since been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her recording of "Send in the Clowns," written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical "A Little Night Music," won "Song of the Year" at the 1975 Grammy Awards.