George Winston's Remembrance Honors The Fallen, Aiding Victims' Families And Survivors of Terrorist Attack
100% Artist Royalties To Be Donated by Winston to Families of the Victims and
Survivors of September 11th
Windham Hill Recording Features Six New Compositions for Solo
Piano, Guitar and Harmonica
NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- George Winston will release REMEMBRANCE, a six-track CD on the Windham Hill label comprised of new solo compositions and arrangements for piano, guitar and harmonica. 100% of artist royalties will be donated to families of victims and survivors of the September 11th tragedy. Winston produced the album and wrote four of the six pieces. REMEMBRANCE is due to arrive in stores on November 6. Tracks on REMEMBRANCE include two pieces for piano ("Lament," "Remembrance"), three for guitar ("Where Are You Now;" "Where the Sun Rises First;" written by Hawaiian slack key guitarists Moses & George Kahumoku; and "Daughters and Sons," by L. Ke'ala Kwan, Jr., eldest son of influential Slack Key master Leonard Kwan) and harmonica (a Farewell medley consisting of the Scottish air "Farewell," the Winston original "Kindness Emerging," "America/My Country 'Tis of Thee," and "Taps"). Winston will also play a solo benefit concert in New York in December (date and location tbd). "I was totally shocked and saddened by the September 11 tragedies, and when driving home all night from my Bakersfield concert on September 14, this benefit album came to me and I immediately recorded it," said George Winston. "It will benefit people affected by these events now, and its proceeds will continue to assist those in need forever." The release of REMEMBRANCE comes on the heels of Windham Hill's special salute to the 20th anniversary of the release of Winston's multi-platinum solo recordings Autumn (1980) and its follow-up December (1982). Windham Hill Records celebrated the impact of both recordings with special editions of each that include bonus tracks and sheet music. Autumn-20th Anniversary Edition was released on September 11, and partial proceeds from artists' royalties will also benefit those affected by the September 11 tragedies. December-20th Anniversary Edition is to be released on October 23. In 1998, George Winston celebrated his 25th anniversary as a recording artist, world-renowned pianist, composer, and producer. In 1972 Winston released his first album, Ballads and Blues 1971, which remains very active in the catalog, as are all of Winston's many releases. Among his other platinum and gold albums are Winter Into Spring (1982), Summer (1991), Forest (1994 Grammy Award Winner), Linus & Lucy - The Music of Vince Guaraldi (1996), and Plains (1999). His next solo piano album, to be released in September 2002 is The Night Divides the Day - The Music of the Doors. Winston also founded Dancing Cat Records in 1983, which is the foremost label recording the masters of the Hawaiian Slack Key guitar tradition. George has produced and released 33 recordings to date in the Hawaiian slack key guitar masters series. The following is a complete itinerary of George Winston's upcoming U.S. fall and winter tour (for more details go to http://www.dancingcat.com): 10/18/01 8:00 PM Sylvania, OH Franciscan Center 10/20/01 8:00 PM Indianapolis, IN Pike Performing Arts Center 10/22/01 8:00 PM Hamilton, OH Miami University 10/24/01 7:30 PM Carbondale, IL Shyrock Aud. 10/26/01 7:30 PM New Albany, IN Ogle Center/Richard Stern Hall 10/28/01 8:00 PM St. Louis, MO Sheldon Concert Hall 11/10/01 8:00 PM Appleton, WI Fox Valley Lutheran High School 11/12-13 8:00 PM Milwaukee, WI Wisconsin Lutheran College 11/15/01 8:00 PM Kenosha, WI Univ. of Wisconsin Comm. Arts 11/17/01 8:00 PM Madison, WI Oscar Meyer Theatre 11/25/01 7:00 PM Tarrytown, NY Music Hall 11/27/01 7:30 PM Lancaster, NH Dayspring 11/28/01 8:00 PM Claremont, NH Opera House 11/30/01 8:00 PM New Bedford, MA Zeiterion Theatre 12/2/01 3:00 PM Fairfield, CT Quick Center for the Performing Arts 12/4/01 7:30 PM Harrisburg, PA Sunoco Performance Theatre 12/5/01 8:00 PM Glenside, PA Keswick Theater 12/7/01 8:00 PM W. Long Branch, NJ Monmouth University Arts Center 12/9/01 4:00 PM Pomona, NJ Stockton Performing Arts Center 12/11/01 8:00 PM Vineland, NJ Frank Gueraraci Arts Center 12/13/01 8:00 PM Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House 12/15/01 8:00 PM Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center 12/17/01 7:30 PM Minneapolis, MN Orchestra Hall 12/19/01 8:00 PM Evanston, IL Pick Staiger Hall 12/22/01 (DATE AND VENUE TBD) New York City Benefit Concert, NY 1/4/02 8:00 PM Fairfield, CA Center for the Creative Arts 1/5/02 7:30 PM Cupertino, CA Flint Center/DeAnza College 1/11/02 8:00 PM Wilmington, NC Thalian Hall 1/13/02 7:30 PM Charlotte, NC McGlohon Theater 1/15/02 7:30 PM Winston Salem, NC Maple Springs United Methodist Church 1/17/02 8:00 PM Harrisonburg, VA Wilson Hall Aud. 1/19/02 8:00 PM Asheville, NC Diana Wortham Theatre 1/22/02 7:00 PM Athens, TN Athens Jr. High School 1/24/02 8:00 PM Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre 1/26/02 8:00 PM High Point, NC High Point Theater 1/29/02 8:00 PM Newberry, SC Opera House 1/31/02 8:00 PM McCaysville, GA First Baptist Church 2/2/02 8:00 PM Atlanta, GA Ferst Theatre GA Tech 2/8/02 8:00 PM Lodi, CA Hutchins Street Square 2/15 & 02/16 7:30 PM Albuquerque, NM Sandia Prep School Theatre 2/18/02 7:30 PM Gallup, NM Gallup High School 2/20/02 8:00 PM Sedona, AZ St. John Vianney Church 2/23/02 8:00 PM Chandler, AZ Chandler Center for the Arts 2/24/02 2:00 & 7:00 PM Tucson, AZ Crower Hall Univ. of Arizona 2/27/02 7:00 PM Brawley, CA Palmer Performing Arts Center 3/1/02 8:00 PM Torrance, CA Marsee Aud. 3/2/02 8:00 PM Malibu, CA Smothers Theatre - Pepperdine Univ. 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