2011-Gala

Cultural Icon, Grammy Nominee
Judy Collins’ Skaneateles performance in 2011 SOLD OUT!

The pure soprano voice of Judy Collins echoed off the lake again, when she returned to Skaneateles to perform at a concert, presented by the Skaneateles Area Arts Council, at Stella Maris Retreat Center, Saturday, on July 30, 2011. The 7th annual gala supported the Arts Council’s cultural events, free concerts in Clift Park, and community grants program. 

The iconic and beloved singer/songwriter and author met the public earlier in the day for a free “Conversations with Judy” at the Skaneateles Library.  The conversation was led by Laura Austin, actress, singer, and co-founder of Redhouse Arts Center.

Known for her eclectic style, Judy combines folk, show tunes, pop and rock and roll music.  Her love of lyrics was inspired by the music of such artists as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, as well as the traditional songs of the folk revival.  Events often drive Collins’ music. Through her poetic lyrics, Judy Collins helped articulate the feelings of a generation activated by the Vietnam War and the tensions of the Civil Rights Movement.  Of her 40 albums released over five decades, Collins has had numerous Top 10 Hits, Grammy nominations, and gold and platinum albums.  Among her hauntingly beautiful classic songs are: her rendition of Joni Mitchell’s, “Both Sides Now,” her version of Stephen Sondheim’s, “Send in the Clowns,” from the Musical, “A Little Night Music”; “Someday Soon,” “Who Knows Where the Time Goes,” “Suzanne,” “My Father,” “In My Life” and  her version of “Amazing Grace.”

Click the arrow below to listen to her singing Since You’ve Asked.

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