Art Garfunkel in Concert
Saturday, August 11, 2012
NOTE: THIS PERFORMANCE IS SOLD OUT.
The Clark welcomes legendary singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel in a rare concert appearance on Saturday, August 11, at 8 pm. Tickets are $55 ($50 members and students) and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524, beginning July 13.
The Singer, a new 34-song collection that spans Garfunkel’s entire musical career—from the first Simon & Garfunkel album of 1964 (Wednesday Morning, 3 AM) through 2007’s Great American Songbook album (Some Enchanted Evening)—and includes two newly recorded performances for this collection (“Lena” and “Long Way Home”), is scheduled for release on August 28.
The voice and soul of a true American poet have illuminated the work of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Art Garfunkel for nearly five decades. It is there on record—the Simon & Garfunkel LPs of 1964 to 1970 on Columbia, and his deep catalog as a solo artist starting in 1973 (the first six albums also on Columbia)—as well as in film, and on the printed page (his collection of prose poetry, Still Water, was published in 1989). The five-time Grammy® Award winner has always approached every new project with a poet’s perspective.
Garfunkel’s work with Paul Simon earned seven Grammy® Awards, starting with two for “Mrs. Robinson” (from the movie The Graduate) in 1969, named Record of the Year and Best Contemporary Pop Performance/Duo or Group. Two years later, Bridge Over Troubled Water was voted Album of the Year and the title song swept Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Contemporary Song, Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists, and Best Engineered Recording. In 1977, Bridge Over Troubled Water received England’s prestigious Britannia Award as the Best International Pop LP and Single of the previous 25 years. Garfunkel added another Grammy® Award nomination in 1998—Best Children’s Album—for his solo album Songs From a Parent To a Child.
Garfunkel’s roster of #1 hits includes “All I Know” (his debut single as a solo artist in 1973, a Jimmy Webb composition); the 1975 reunion duet with Simon on “My Little Town” (premiered on the second show of NBC’s Saturday Night Live); and “Breakaway” (written by England’s Gallagher & Lyle, one of the three consecutive #1 hits from the Breakaway LP.
Tickets are non-refundable.