This year the GNWCA will be presenting Bookends at the Rialto Theatre in downtown Lancaster. The Rialto concert is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 24. “As an added attraction, we will be using the Rialto’s movie screen during the live concert to project images of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel and their times as their music is sung live by Bookends. The effect will be stunning,” said Jordan.
The show, titled, “Simon and Garfunkel: Through the Years” Live in Concert, is authorized by Simon and Garfunkel to help bring their music to the public that grew up with such songs as “Mrs. Robinson,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Homeward Bound,” “The Boxer”–and so many more.
Simply put, Bookends perform the most authentic sounding tribute to the unforgettable music of Simon and Garfunkel. The duo is comprised of Dan Haynes and Pete Richards. Based in England, Bookends have toured extensively with their concerts being described as “simply breathtaking.” Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece and has taken Bookends to prestigious venues.
“One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world,” enthused Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster.
All the hits, from “The Sound of Silence” to the unforgettable “Bridge Over Troubled Water,’” are performed as Haynes and Richards share fascinating information about Paul and Art. It’s “a masterpiece,” states BBC Radio.
“There is a lot of interest in this show,” said the GNWCA’s Jordan. “You may want to secure your tickets early.” Tickets are now available at the Rialto Theatre on Main Street in Lancaster, at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, or at the door on the night of the show. Tickets are $15. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call 237-9302 or 246-8998.