Musicians recreate Simon & Garfunkel concert at Miller Auditorium

Contact: Thom Cooper
Photo of pianist Rodgers, a WMU School of Music alum, vocalist Lee Leesack and other musicians performing on a stage.

"Live in Central Park (Revisited): Simon & Garfunkel," features Lee Lessack, center, and Johnny Rodgers, far left.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—"Live in Central Park (Revisited): Simon & Garfunkel," featuring Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers, is coming to Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

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In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. In "Live in Central Park (Revisited): Simon & Garfunkel," award-winning recording artists Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night. Guests will hear all of the beloved masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: "Mrs. Robinson," "Homeward Bound," "Scarborough Fair," "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," "The Sound of Silence" and many more.

Rodgers is a WMU School of Music alumnus. He was a member of the University's award-winning vocal jazz ensemble, Gold Company, and also worked in the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.


"Live in Central Park (Revisited): Simon & Garfunkel," at Miller Auditorium is part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series and is welcomed by Meijer, Peps and Seat n Sleep. Tickets are on sale now and range from $35 to $45. They can be purchased online at, by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or in person at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office.

A 15 percent discount is available to all WMU faculty and staff, and a 50 percent discount is available to WMU students. Discounted tickets may be purchased by phone or in person, and a valid Bronco ID is required at the time of pickup. Group discounts are available at (269) 387-2312.

For more information, contact Bethany Gauthier at or (269) 387-2245.

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