WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute will host a rage concert appearance by legendary singer-songwriter Art Garfunkel -- the "beautiful countertenor" voice that an indelible mark on the music world both as a solo artist and as half of Simon & Garfunkel -- on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 8 p.m.
"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 Aug. 28. Garfunkel’s roster of solo 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," and "Breakaway."
Garfunkel, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is the "voice and soul of a true American poet," according to supplied material. His resume includes his part of Simon & Garfunkel, in the 1960s and early 1970s, his work as a solo artist starting in 1973, 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 off at the 1969 ceremony, with two for "Mrs. Robinson" (from the movie "The Graduate"), 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. Garfunkel added another Grammy Award nomination in 1998 -- Best Children’s Album -- for his solo album "Songs From a Parent To a Child."
The Clark is located at 225 South St. Tickets are $55. For tickets and information call 413-458-0524 or visit clarkart.edu.