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An Evening with Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary
Saturday, February 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm$30.00
It is official! Peter Yarrow is coming to Caltech in February, 2018! After months of working out a date and other details, the Folk Music Society will present Peter at 7:00 PM (Note earlier-than-usual start time!) on Saturday, February 10 in Ramo Auditorium, just a 4 minute walk from our usual venue, Beckman Institute Auditorium. Peter has dedicated his life to music and social activism, and he will share songs and stories of over 50 years of of performing and touring with the group, Peter, Paul and Mary, as well as from being a solo performer and playing in other combinations. During this span, the trio recorded a tremendous number of fine songs, including If I had a Hammer and Where Have All the Flowers Gone, both co-written by Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind, 500 Miles, Lemon Tree, and many others. They also had great success with some of Peter’s own songs, Puff, the Magic Dragon, Day is Done, The Great Mandala, and others. They were involved with the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, as well as the the protest against the Vietnam War. Peter has been active in many other social issues over the years. His stories will remind us of how important music was during these great social changes, and about how people joining together in song can again be a factor in our current times of turmoil.
Here is how Peter describes this show:
“Yes, it will be nostalgic for many. But on another level, it will bring them a sense of what is still possible. Yes, they will sing ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane,’ and I will give them a sense of the current history of what this music is doing, and why it’s important. So it will be a history lesson, it will be a singalong that inspires, but it will also assert the importance of the continuation of this kind of music in people’s lives today. And where we’re going from here in those terms. It’s not necessarily a big lecture — it’s inherent in the music. They’ll get it. I know it, ’cause that’s what I do.”
Tickets can be purchased on the phone (626-395-4652) with a credit card (a service charge will be added per order), purchased at the Caltech Public Events Ticket Office in the Spalding Building (California Blvd. and Wilson Avenue) for face value (open Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ), purchased online (click on red ticket below- service charge added per ticket, sales end 2 days before show), or purchased at the door for cash or check (no credit cards.) Occasionally, a show will be sold out before the day of the show, so call the Ticket Office, if you are planning to buy tickets at the door. Better yet, join our mailing list and you’ll be informed about such situations ahead of time.
Tickets: $30 / $10 for Caltech students and children