Faculty and staff are invited to purchase discounted tickets to “An Evening with Judy Collins” at Morrison Center. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Get 20 percent off of Level 2 tickets by using the promotional code “BLUE” at this link. Regular tickets start at $49.50.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, new generations are basking in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heeding inspiration from the spiritual discipline that has allowed her to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
Collins is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, “Wildflowers,” has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Her dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns,” a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical “A Little Night Music,” won Song of the Year at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several Top10 hits and gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album “Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.”