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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