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Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Art Garfunkel, 4/11

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Art Garfunkel, 4/11

Six-time Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Art Garfunkel, whose songs helped define a generation and remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music, will be in concert after a two-year hiatus, on Friday, April 11, at The Ridgefield Playhouse. This stirring event will be Art Garfunkel's first appearance at The Ridgefield Playhouse, along with his guitar player Ted Leven, in an evening that will be filled with familiar songs, poetry and a special audience Q&A. Discretion is advised if intending to purchase tickets for children younger than 10 years of age. After a two-year hiatus from performing due to complications with his vocal chords, Art Garfunkel is back on tour and feeling great. This event will be Art Garfunkel's first concert at The Ridgefield Playhouse.

"His new interactive show format gives the audience a chance to engage directly with this incredibly famous artist," explains Allison Stockel, Executive Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse. We are excited to welcome Art Garfunkel to our stage. It will be an amazing evening of music, poetry and even include a special audience Q&A with Art." The Ancient Mariner (451 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a free glass of house wine with dinner the night of this show when tickets/stubs are presented. This event is part of the Doyle Coffin Architecture Singer/Songwriter Series with media sponsor WFUV 90.7fm.

"Bridge Over Troubled Water", the anthem of college kids some forty years ago in the folk music era, was a ubiquitous refrain on the airwaves throughout the U.S. when Art was part of the sensational Simon & Garfunkel duo. They earned five Grammy awards, and Art has 13 solo albums to his credit. Not many singer/songwriters have the expansive generation-defining songbook as that of Art Garfunkel, whose image and signature vocals remain among the most instantly recognizable in popular music. His newest album, The Singer, puts his entire career in focus as a retrospective of one of the most extraordinary careers in music history.

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