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

Oct 15, 2001, 01:00 ET from RCA

    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
     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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