Coming Up: Art Garfunkel at the Emelin Apr. 12
28 Mar, 2014
By Loop Contributor
From the Emelin:
Grammy-winning artist Art Garfunkel will perform at the Emelin on Saturday April 12 at 8pm. The audience will be treated to an an intimate evening of songs, anecdotes, prose and an audience Q&A session during an acoustic performance by the artist.
Tickets start at $65 and can be purchased online or by phone at 914.698.0098.
Executive Director Lisa Reilly says “These special gatherings have proven to be a wonderful experience for both Art and his audience, and the Emelin Theatre is a perfect venue for this unique event.”
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Blessed with what the New York Times described as a “beautiful countertenor,” singer Art Garfunkel has left an indelible stamp on the music world both as a solo artist and as half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has enjoyed a successful film career and has published a book of poetry whilst also releasing 12 solo albums, most recently Some Enchanted Evening in 2007.
Garfunkel was first revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums recorded with partner and fellow NYC native Paul Simon. Their Greatest Hits collection, which includes “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “The Sound of Silence,” “The Boxer” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” among others, has gone Platinum 14 times over and is one of the best-selling albums of all time.
After Simon & Garfunkel parted ways in 1970, Art released his solo debut, Angel Clare (1973), which spawned the Top 10 hit “All I Know;” his other solo albums include Breakaway (1975, featuring the hit “I Only Have Eyes for You”), Watermark (1978, featuring “[What A] Wonderful World” with James Taylor and Paul Simon), Fate for Breakfast (1979), Scissors Cut (1981), The Animals’ Christmas (1986), Lefty (1988), Garfunkel (greatest hits, 1988), Up Till Now (1993), Across America (1997), Songs from a Parent to a Child (1997), Everything Waits to be Noticed (2003), and Some Enchanted Evening (2007). He has also landed major film roles in movies including Mike Nichols’s Carnal Knowledge, in which he appeared opposite Jack Nicholson, Catch 22, and Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession. An avid reader, since June 1968 he has chronicled each and every book he’s finished, and they’re now listed on his website —all 1,195.
In the late 1980s he took on two new challenges: he published the poetry collection Still Water in 1989, and he went on an amazing trek across America —on foot. The 80s and 90s also found Garfunkel doing what he does best: singing and connecting with an audience. “Taking on the fear and vulnerability of a live show keeps you vital,” he says.
Art Garfunkel once famously performed before 500,000 people for the legendary 1981 “Concert in Central Park,” which ranks among the most attended concerts in the history of music. The chance to experience a one-night only close encounter in a theatre like the Emelin with an artist who is a household name throughout the world is not to be missed.
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.artgarfunkel.com/
ABOUT EMELIN THEATRE
The Emelin Theatre, located in Mamaroneck, and founded in 1972, is the oldest continuously operating performing arts theater in Westchester County. Its mission is to bring the best in live performing arts to Westchester and other nearby communities and to promote a cultural life that entertains, educates, and invigorates. The Emelin, well-known for its high-quality and affordable programs, is one of the few performing arts venues in this region which offers a broad mix of entertainment appealing to all ages and tastes, and attracts diverse audiences throughout Westchester County and beyond. Due to its strategic location in central Westchester, the Emelin also attracts theatergoers from New York City, New Jersey, and lower Connecticut.
Box Office: 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10543 (914) 698-0098 or Visit www.emelin.org.