The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden welcomes celebrated singer/songwriter Susan Werner for a live performance on January 25 at 8 p.m. The event is sponsored in part by Valencia Community College under its Visions & Voices distinguished artists series.
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show. Seating is general admission.
Susan Werner made her public debut at age five, playing guitar and singing at church. She began playing piano when she was 11, and after earning a degree in voice from the University of Iowa, she completed her graduate studies at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she performed in recitals and operas.
Werner launched her recording career with the self-released “Midwestern Saturday Night” in 1992, which was followed by “Live at Tin Angel” in 1993. The second album impressed executives at Private Music/BMG, which released her major label debut “Last of the Good Straight Girls” in 1995. She also received critical accolades for her subsequent recordings, “Time Between Trains” (VelVel, 1998) and “New Non-Fiction” (Indie, 2001). She has toured the nation with acts such as Richard Thomson, Keb Mo and Joan Armatrading, and was featured in a 1998 Peter, Paul and Mary PBS television special as one of the best of the next generation of folk songwriters.
From her folk/pop beginnings, to the songbook flavored “I Can’t Be New” and now “Susan Werner: Classics,” Werner relishes the challenges of being a creative free spirit. Her new CD, “Kicking the Beehive,” will be released on March 1, 2011 (www.susanwerner.com).
For tickets and information, visit gardentheatre.org or call 407-877-4736. The Garden Theatre is located at 160 West Plant St. in Winter Garden.