George Winston in Concert

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
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Solo pianist George Winston is known for his own style of melodic rural folk acoustic piano music. Kurt Loder of Rolling Stone called Winston "a musician of luminous grace" for his album "December", and his music "a meditation on the wintry months that suggests the simple, regenerative pleasures of a snowy weekend spent deep in the heart of the country." Winston has released ten other solo piano albums, including "Ballads and Blues 1972" (1972), "Autumn" (1980), Winter Into Spring" (1982), "Summer" (1991), "Forest" (1994), "Linus & Lucy - The Music of Vince Guaraldi" (1996), "Plains" (1999), "Night Divides The Day - The Music of the Doors" (2002), "Montana - A Love Story" (2004) and "Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions - A Hurricane Relief Benefit" (2006). His next release in February 2010 will be "Love Will Come - The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2." Also, in 2001 George released "Remembrance - A Memorial Benefit", a six song CD of piano, guitar and harmonica solos, to benefit those affected by 9/11. He has also worked with the late George Levenson of Informed Democracy on three projects: a solo guitar soundtrack for "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes", and soundtracks of piano, guitar and, harmonica solos for "Pumpkin Circle", and "Bread Comes To Life." In 1984 he also performed the solo piano soundtrack for the children's story "The Velveteen Rabbit" for Rabbit Ears Productions, which was narrated by Meryl Streep. George is presently concentrating mainly on live performances, and most of the time he is touring playing solo piano concerts (the Summer Show or the Winter Show), solo guitar concerts, solo harmonica concerts, and solo piano dances (with R&B and slow dance songs). The Boston Globe once described Winston's music as "...introspective, mood-setting and, frequently, tranquilizing..." Baruch Performing Arts Center welcomes George Winston to the critically-acclamed Engelman Recital Hall for a very special evening.