Date:   2/27/2015

Peter Yarrow, folk icon of the famed trio Peter, Paul & Mary coming to Thrasher!

Peter Yarrow, legendary folk singer, writer and social activist of the famed 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul & Mary, will be performing at the historic Thrasher Opera House in downtown Green Lake on Friday, February 27, at 7:30 p.m.

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. Some of the most moving songs either written by Peter or made famous by the trio include "Puff, the Magic Dragon,” "Blowin’ in the Wind,” and "If I Had a Hammer.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs.

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. Peter Yarrow’s life and work – culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect with its "Don’t Laugh At Me” initiative – is based on his passionate belief that music, with its power to build community and catalyze change, can be a particularly powerful organizing tool.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Tickets for this concert are $35 and available at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake); Pick N Save, Twister (Princeton) by calling (920) 294-4279, or online at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

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