Art Garfunkel and Graham Nash perform this weekend

Two heavy hitters will grace area stages this weekend. We all grew up listening to their fabulous music, here’s your chance to see them live in concert.

Grammy winner Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world, and will perform 8 p.m. Saturday in the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.

Starting as half of the Simon & Garfunkel duo, he rocked the music charts with Mrs. Robinson, Scarborough Fair, The Sound of Silence, andBridge Over Troubled Water. The Hall of Famer proves his timelessness with the solo hits All I Know and I Only Have Eyes for You. 

Tickets start at $55.

Or go see Graham Nash at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa.

A two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997 and The Hollies in 2010), Nash wrote and sang lead on CSN classics like “Marrakesh Express,” “Our House,” “Teach Your Children,” “Wasted on the Way” and “Just a Song Before I Go,” while lending his vocals and guitar work to many of the group’s other hits. Prior to joining CSN, he was a member of The Hollies, the British group that produced Top 10 hits like “Bus Stop” and “Carrie Anne.”

In addition to his work with CSN and The Hollies, Nash has enjoyed a successful solo career and often joined forces with CSN bandmate Crosby for recordings and tours. In 2013, the singer-songwriter released his autobiography, “Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life,” which ended up on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list, and earlier this spring he released “This Path Tonight,” his first new solo recording in 14 years.

Tickets begin at $39 but be sure to check for senior rush tickets on their website.

Or if classical music is more to your liking, check out the Danish National Symphony Orchestra performing 8 p.m. Friday in Segerstrom Concert Hall. Founded in 1925,  it is one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras and the world’s leading proponent of the music of Carl Nielsen.

Under the leadership of Italian maestro and new principal conductor Fabio Luisi, the orchestra will perform Nielsen’s orchestra showpiece, the Helios Overture, and Mahler’s First Symphony..

American operatic soprano Deborah Voigt is increasingly recognized as one of the world’s most versatile singers and one of music’s most endearing personalities. A leading dramatic soprano, internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Wagner and Richard Strauss, she has also portrayed some of the heroines of Italian opera to great acclaim.

Honored in the media with a CBS 60 Minutes profile, features in People and Vanity Fair, spotlights in More and O – the Oprah Magazine, and appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, and the nationwide telecast of the MACY*S Thanksgiving Day Parade and July 4 fireworks celebration, Voigt has become America’s most visible and beloved diva.

Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35 but check for senior rush tickets after noon on Friday.

On Sunday, Dance to the Music takes the stage at 3 p.m. in the Cerritos Center. This high-octane production features celebrity pros from Dancing With the Stars and finalists from So You Think You Can Dance, and American Idol.

Dance to the Movies re-creates memorable moments from films such as West Side Story, Grease, Chicago, Singin’ in the Rain, and Moulin Rouge. Choreography to scores from Titanic, The Matrix, Willy Wonka, and Harry Potter will also be performed.

The lineup features Dancing With the Star pros Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin; So You Think You Can Dance veterans Jonathan Platero, Legacy, and Randi Strong; American Idol’s Vonzell Solomon and Rayvon Owen; and special guest Lesley Ann Warren.

Tickets start at $65.

This weekend is your last chance to see Finding Neverland at the Segerstrom Center. Shows are nightly at 7:30 p.m.  with matinees 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. The last performance is 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Rush tickets for seniors 65 and older have been going for $20 cash, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the box office.

Or you can go see Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical “Carousel” at the Carpenter Center for Performing Arts at Cal State Long Beach. The Musical Theater West production continues through April 9.


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