Peter Yarrow of the Legendary Trio Peter, Paul and Mary Shares Message of Humanity and Caring with Triad Community
Evening of Song and Conversation scheduled
for Sat., Jan. 21, at the High Point Theatre
High Point, North Carolina – We all know the classic folk hits produced by the beloved trio of Peter, Paul and Mary, but what does Peter Yarrow really think about his time as a member of the legendary group or his own work as a highly accomplished solo artist? Turning the High Point Theatre stage into an environment similar to that of the audience’s own individual living rooms, Yarrow will share his story and perform the Grammy Award-winning music born of social activism, Saturday, January 21, at 7:30 PM.
New York City native and Cornell University graduate Peter Yarrow has charmed, inspired, and delightfully entertained generations of audiences since Peter, Paul and Mary first sang their way into the national consciousness in the early 1960s with songs “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” “Day is Done”, “Light One Candle” and “The Great Mandala.” The trio’s first album, the eponymous Peter, Paul & Mary, remained in the Top Ten for ten months, in the Top Twenty for two years and sold more than two million copies. As a member of the renowned musical trio for 49 years, Peter’s creative talent and gifted songwriting garnered five Grammys and an Emmy nomination, eight gold and five platinum albums, and six Top 10 hits.
Peter Yarrow has always been an activist and, over the years, the issues of equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education have moved him to commit his time and talent to their causes. During the last decade, he has devoted himself primarily to the work of heading Operation Respect (OR), a non-profit organization that works to assure a schoolchild’s learning experience is free of bullying, ridicule and violence. He recently produced a one-hour “Concert for Newtown,” airing on PBS, whose message is that out of tragedy great transformation toward civility can arise.
“Expect so much more than just a nostalgia show,” says High Point Theatre Director David Briggs. “The audience will be encouraged to participate and interact with Peter, while also being privy to behind-the-scene glimpses into the world of one of America’s most popular 1960s-1970s musical ensembles.” Tickets are $25-$30, available through www.highpointtheatre.com or at the box office by calling (336) 887-3001.
About High Point Theatre – Owned and operated by the City of High Point, the High Point Theatre is conveniently located within the International Home Furnishings Center at the corner of Commerce Avenue and Hamilton Street in High Point. The Theatre features an elegant 930-seat auditorium with continental style seating, three exhibition galleries for meetings, displays, and receptions, and free parking.