Peter Yarrow of Legendary 1960s Folk Group "Peter, Paul and Mary"
in a Mother’s Day Concert to Benefit Hope Academy of Music and the Arts
Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
116 South Highland Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Admission is pay-what-you-can to benefit Hope Academy of Music and the Arts
In the early 1960s the music of Peter, Paul and Mary awakened a generation to activism and idealism. In 1963, the trio marched with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King in Selma, Alabama and Washington, D.C.; they organized and participated in countless demonstrations against the Vietnam War, including the anti-war March on Washington, “The National Mobilization to End the War.” Their songs, “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer,” have become classics, sung by children and youth in schools and choirs around the world. As a performer and social activist, Peter Yarrow continues to use music to inspire and bring people together to create a more just, peaceful and compassionate world. This concert is a celebration of his music and lifelong commitment to making positive social change.
The concert will take place in the beautiful sanctuary of East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Hope Academy’s teen theater company (HAT Co) will open the concert by performing contemporary songs with social justice themes. You can also hear HAT Co perform and promote this event on the Saturday Light Brigade radio show (88.3 WRCT) on Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 am.
Admission to the concert is pay-what-you can and all proceeds will support Hope Academy’s music scholarship fund.
This family-friendly event is a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day together!