Back to the Garden: The Artistry of Joni Mitchell
May 3, 2012
Back to the Garden: The Artistry of Joni Mitchell is a play with music and dance about the life and work of the iconic artist, written and performed by Berklee College of Music students. Back to the Garden features guest performer, Grammy Award-winning alumna Paula Cole, and music directed by Grammy Award-winning alumna Terri Lyne Carrington. Please note: Joni Mitchell will not be performing.
Hits like “Big Yellow Taxi,” “Circle Game,” and “Both Sides Now” will be performed with new arrangements by students and faculty. Paula Cole will sing “A Case of You” and “Love.” Joni Mitchell, one of the most important female recording artists of the 20th century, is innovative and iconoclastic. Her music evolved from deeply personal folk in the 1960’s and ‘70’s to pop, jazz, and world music. Back to the Garden is about that journey, Mitchell’s commitment to change, and her fierce unwillingness to compromise.