Simon and Garfunkel:

Songs and poetry

Simon and Garfunkel - Songs and poetry.

Paul Simon is a genuine poet and often refers to poetry in his songs. Some songs (Richard Cory) are even directly inspired by poems. The lyrics to many of his songs are exquisitely crafted both from his time in the duo Simon and Garfunkel, as well as during his solo career. This concert will look at the way songs and poetry interact through Paul Simon´s songs. Besides the classics such as, The Sound of Silence, The Boxer, I am a rock or Homeward Bound this concert explores the typical themes of poetry such as love, loss, sadness, through songs such as Kathy´s song, For Emily whenever I may find her, Hearts and Bones, or A most peculiar man but there´s also a chance to look at songs influenced by his collaboration with musicians from South Africa, found on the legendary "Graceland" LP.

Given the complexity of many of the songs, this concert is aimed at students with a minimum English level of "B2- C1"