Peter Yarrow Concert

Feb 23, 2013, 7:30 PM
McCready Hall, Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center, 2014 Cedar Street

The Pacific University Performing Arts Series presents its fourth installment of the 2012-13 season: Peter Yarrow.


Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including Puff, the Magic Dragon, Day is Done, Light One Candle and The Great Mandala. As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous Grammy Awards.

Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Along with his singing partners, Paul and Mary, Peter participated in the Civil Rights Movement, which brought them to Washington in 1963 to sing for the historic march led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the equally historic Selma-Montgomery march in 1965. He went on to produce and coordinate numerous events for the Peace/anti-Vietnam War movement, including festivals at Madison Square Garden and Shea Stadium. These efforts culminated in his co-organizing the 1969 Celebration of Life, a now-famous march on Washington, in which some half-million people participated.


Tickets available by calling the box office 503-352-2918 from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sponsored by Tuality Healthcare and Best Western University Inn & Suites.

 

 


Posted by Paula Thatcher (thatchep@pacificu.edu) on Sep 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Edited by Brian Hess (hess4327@pacificu.edu) on Oct 12, 2012 at 3:23 PM

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