Simon & Garfunkel Tribute meets Classic
With songs like “The Sound of Silence” and “Cecilia” Simon & Garfunkel created poetic hymns for a whole generation. “Mrs. Robinson” became world-famous in 1969 with the US feature film “Die Reifeprüfung”. In 1968 the American duo wrote with “The Boxer” a highly emotional song of praise for a survival artist. Two years later “Bridge Over Troubled Water”, a composition of simple beauty, went down in music history as a message of hope.
For some years now the duo Graceland has been intensively following the musical spirit of their role models and has been touring the republic very successfully with the programme “A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel”. In their current project, Thomas Wacker (Paul Simon) and Thorsten Gary (Art Garfunkel) impressively prove: the countless classics of the probably most successful folk rock duo in the world harmonize perfectly with the unmistakable sound of a classical string ensemble. The interplay of the two voices and two guitars with the classical instruments makes the songs of Simon & Garfunkel an expressive and extraordinary musical experience. In a concert with two artists who come very close to their American idols and a string quartet that gives this music a completely new, unmistakable sound.
“A beautiful sound, soulful homage with a very personal touch” is the verdict of the press.