An evening with Art Garfunkel

| 27 Sep 2012 | 12:53

— Art Garfunkel's signature vocals remain one of the most recognizable and finest instruments in pop music. Enjoy a retrospective of the songs that have made him one of the most celebrated performers since the 1960s as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon and Garfunkel. Garfunkel performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $52 to $97.
Garfunkel met up with Paul Simon as teenagers and after a modest success on the charts, the pair parted, only to be reunited in the early 1960s. Simon and Garfunkel maintained a tireless pace in the recording studio and on the road, reaching a wide and loyal international audience. From 1964 to 1970, they recorded a groundbreaking string of classic albums and an equally impressive body of songs, many of which became pop standards, among them; "The Sound Of Silence," "Homeward Bound," "I Am a Rock," "America," "Scarborough Fair/Canticle," "Mrs. Robinson" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Simon and Garfunkel won five Grammy awards together, two in 1968 for "Mrs. Robinson" and three in 1970 for "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
Garfunkel's first solo album, Angel Clare, was released in 1973 to critical and commercial acclaim. The album contained the smash-hit "All I Know." Other solo hits included "Second Ave.," "I Only Have Eyes For You," "Looking For The Right One," "What a Wonderful World," (with vocals by Art, Paul Simon and James Taylor), "Bright Eyes," and "A Heart In New York."
In 1981, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel reunited for a concert in New York's Central Park before a crowd of 500,000. The pair have reunited several times since, including at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 20, 2005 in "From The Big Apple to The Big Easy," a concert for long term relief and rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The concert raised $9 million for long-term relief from the hurricane.
Garfunkel has also appeared in many films, including Catch-22, Carnal Knowledge and Boxing Helena.