New Zealand promoter Liberty Stage will celebrate one of the most famous music events in history, Simon & Garfunkel – The Concert in Central Park.
On the 40th Anniversary of the concert and release of the multi-platinum selling album, a group of acclaimed and award-winning New Zealand songwriters and artists will perform the music from that very special concert, along with some additional selected special songs.
The haunting, ethereal and melodic tones of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel will be captured by Sam Scott, Luke Buda (Phoenix Foundation), Holly Arrowsmith, Age Pryor, (Fly my Pretties) and Anita Clark (Motte).
This concert is a celebration and homage to Simon & Garfunkel by our very own celebrated songwriters. An absolute must see for Simon & Garfunkel fans!
It was September 1981 and a reported 500,000 New Yorkers turned out for the now legendary benefit. Aside from being arguably the first major rock event of the 1980s; culturally, the concert marked one of the music's most important forces coming full circle.
Not only did it reunite Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel but it saw their music cross generational boundaries in much the same way The Beatles' music had.
The concert was mainly comprised of Simon & Garfunkel's '60s classics, including Homeward Bound, America, The Sound Of Silence, Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, Old Friends, April Come She Will, Scarborough Fair, The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) and Bridge Over Troubled Water.
The duo also performed several of Simon's '70s hits, such as Kodachrome, Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard, 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover, Still Crazy After All These Years, Slip Slidin' Away, American Tune, and Simon's latest hit, 1980’s Late In The Evening.
Aside from being arguably the first major rock event of the 1980s; culturally, the concert marked one of the music's most important forces coming full circle.
“This was the point where the perfect storm had happened, and Simon & Garfunkel were taken from a very formidable level of success into the stratosphere,” says a reviewer.
The exceptional songwriting genius of Paul Simon is apparent in the huge body of exquisite songs that feature throughout the concert.