The Legendary Art Garfunkel Performs with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Valentine's Day Weekend February 14-16
Program features new solo works alongside Simon & Garfunkel classics
Baltimore, Md. (January 8, 2008) - Half of the unparalleled Simon & Garfunkel duo, Art Garfunkel will make a special appearance with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, February 14 at the Music Center at Strathmore and February 15 and 16 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the BSO in some of the duo's classics such as "Bridge over Troubled Water" and "Mrs. Robinson," along with works from his newest recording, Some Enchanted Evening. See below for complete program information.
With an unmistakable voice that The New York Times describes as "clear and resonant, surely one of the finest instruments in all of popular music," Garfunkel has performed to sold-out audiences for more than 30 years. After parting with Paul Simon in 1970, Garfunkel went on to record 15 solo albums and appeared on several movie soundtracks. In addition to his singing career, Garfunkel has appeared in several films, including Catch-22 and Carnal Knowledge, and has also published three books of poetry.
Garfunkel's latest album, Some Enchanted Evening, is a musical celebration of material from the 20th century's prominent songwriters, including Rodgers & Hammerstein, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen, Antonio Carlos Jobim and George Gershwin.
Art Garfunkel, vocalist
Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry and released his 12th solo album, Some Enchanted Evening, in January 2007.
Mr. Garfunkel was originally revered for his Grammy-winning, chart-topping songs and albums with partner Paul Simon. Their greatest hits collection, which includes "Mrs. Robinson," "Scarborough Fair," "The Sound of Silence," "The Boxer" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water," is the number one selling album ever by a duo.
Mr. Garfunkel earned his bachelor of arts degree at Columbia College, majoring in Art History and received his master's degree in architecture at Columbia University.
Steven Reineke, conductor
Steven Reineke is the music associate and principal arranger/composer of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and is one of America's most dynamic emerging talents in the symphonic pops genre. He has written and arranged for pops conductors Doc Severinsen, Jack Everly and Michael Krajewski. Mr. Reineke's arrangements can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops recordings on the Telarc label and have been broadcast nationally by PBS.
Mr. Reineke made his conducting debut with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra in 2007 with the multi-faceted entertainer Wayne Brady. In addition, Mr. Reineke arranged and orchestrated all of the music for Mr. Brady's new orchestral show.
Mr. Reineke is also an established symphonic composer. His works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in the United States and Canada. In 2005 his Festival Te Deum and Swans Island Sojourn were performed by the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops respectively. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are performed by concert bands around the world. He is a frequent guest conductor and clinician with college and high school bands.
A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, receiving two bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition.
COMPLETE PROGRAM INFORMATION
Special Presentation (Meyerhoff)/BSO SuperPops (Strathmore):
Art Garfunkel and the Baltimore Symphony
Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.-The Music Center at Strathmore*
Friday, February 15, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.-JMSH
Saturday, February 16, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.-JMSH
Special anniversary pricing at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is made possible by generous underwriting from the PNC Foundation.
The Baltimore Sun and WLIF 101.9 Lite FM are the media sponsors for this program.
Tickets for these concerts range from $15 to $84 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 877.BSO.1444 or 410.783.8000, or BSOmusic.org.