Hear Simon & Garfunkel’s greatest hits in this genuine and acclaimed musical treatment by national touring artists AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. Michael Krajewski will lead the Seattle Symphony in this moving tribute, featuring some of Simon & Garfunkel's greatest hits — like “The Sounds of Silence,” “I Am a Rock,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia” and many more.
Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. He is Music Director of The Philly Pops and Principal Pops Conductor of the Atlanta and Jacksonville Symphonies. Previously, he was Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston Symphony for sixteen seasons.
Vocalist Jonathan Beedle has been a performing musician for more than 30 years. His voice was heard in the Season 1 finale of the HBO series Big Love, singing the Civil War-era classic, “Lorena.” Beedle has traveled all over the United States and has shared the stage with Steve Forbert, The Strawbs, Lucy Kaplansky and Jimmy Webb.
AJ Swearingen grew up in a house where the classic country records of Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson were always spinning. "I love that music, but the folk records of the early '70s like Gordon Lightfoot and Simon & Garfunkel are what really fueled my desire to pursue a life in music." His acoustic guitar finger style echoes his influences, but his silky, soulful baritone voice is definitely his own.
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.