7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Tickets start at $33, or buy a VIP Pass to the entire festival by calling 248.432.5673.
PRESENTED BY THE JCC ETHAN & GRETCHEN DAVIDSON MUSIC FESTIVAL
In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.
Award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more.
THE SET LIST...
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Scarborough Fair April Come She Will
Wake Up Little Susie
Still Crazy After All These Years
Late in the Evening
Slip Slidin' Away
A Heart in New York
The Late Great Johnny Ace
Kodachrome / Maybellene
Bridge Over Troubled Water
50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
Old Friends / Bookends Theme
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
The Sound of Silence
Late in the Evening (Reprise)
ABOUT LEE & JOHNNY...
LEE LESSACK’s graceful Lyric baritone vocals and sophisticated, yet endearing persona have made him a shining star on the international concert scene. Billboard Magazine calls his singing “cabaret romanticism of a high order”.
Touring extensively in the United States and Europe to sold-out performances and releasing eight albums, Lessack has proven himself both as a performer and recording artist.
Among his critically acclaimed albums is a live recording of Too Marvelous for Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer, from the famed Cinegrill in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, which was chosen for the 2002 Grammy Award preliminary ballot. His newest album, in collaboration with Johnny Rodgers is a recreation of the Simon & Garfunkel Live in Central Park concert in September, 1981. All are available on www.lmlmusic.com.
JOHNNY RODGERS is an internationally-celebrated singer-songwriter, pianist, music ambassador, Broadway star, and recording artist who is described by Stephen Holden, from The New York Times, as an entertainer “who has show business in his bones” with “fused elements of Billy Joel, Peter Allen and Johnny Mercer.”
Johnny has traveled the country and the world making music with great artists such as Billy Joel and Judy Collins and also with the unknown talents found in villages across the Middle East and South East Asia. No matter where he roams Rodgers dazzles audiences with his Americana mélange of original songs and classic favorites.
In addition to Liza Minnelli, Johnny Rodgers has performed and/or recorded with Michael Feinstein, Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, Stephen Schwartz, Susan Werner, Dave Koz, Clint Holmes, and Ann Hampton Callaway, among others and is featured on the recordings; The Maury Yeston Songbook, Hallways: The Songs of Carol Hall, and Jule Styne In Hollywood.