The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, best known for his work as half of Simon and Garfunkel, has enjoyed an illustrious career. Having released his first album with Paul Simon fifty years ago, the duo recorded myriad songs that have transcended time. Nearly everyone who has tuned in to a pop or rock station on the radio in the past half century can sing part of “Cecelia,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” or “Mrs. Robinson.”
Garfunkel’s solo career is similarly impressive. He has released twelve solo albums, a book of poetry, and starred in multiple films. He has won Grammys and is a hall of famer. Garfunkel recently stated on singing, “It’s my best friend. I’m married to singing…now that it’s back, I am so grateful.”
The Bardavon Opera House was constructed in 1869. Its walls have seen performances by Mark Twain, Frank Sinatra, Patti Smith, Greg Allman, and many others. Located on Market Street in Poughkeepsie, the theater has been a premier venue for live performances in the Hudson Valley for nearly a century and a half, featuring two tiers of seating to view the stage.