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George Winston Performs Solo Concert at Orchestra Hall, Dec. 21

Pianist George Winston returns to Minneapolis for one-night-only performance


Pianist George Winston has given more than two dozen performances at Orchestra Hall, including annual holiday shows since 2015. On December 21 he returns to perform his “Winter Show,” which includes many of his beloved fall- and winter-inspired songs; Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts® pieces; music inspired by the New Orleans piano and stride piano traditions; and songs from his most recent and upcoming recordings.

Since 1986, Winston has been raising money for food banks and service organizations. He continues to do so by joining the Minnesota Orchestra in partnership with Simpson Housing Services at this performance, requesting donations of new or gently-used winter hats and mittens or nonperishable food items. Look for collection bins near the Christmas tree in the lobby.

This concert is performed at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis on Friday, December 21, 2018, at 8 p.m., with ticket prices ranging from $40 to $75. More information is available at minnesotaorchestra.org and by phone at 612-371-5656.  For further purchasing details, refer to the information section at the conclusion of this press release. Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.


George Winston
Celebrated American rural folk pianist George Winston has just released his 14th solo piano album, Spring Carousel, and is currently touring the United States. He shares his life of musical study and inspiration with his own rural folk style as well as stride, R&B and slow dance songs from his favorite masters and composers. Each live performance is unique and may incorporate solo seven-string guitar and solo harmonica, while benefiting local food banks. Winston’s songs are often inspired by the changes in seasons and topography, leaving listeners eager for the next masterfully-crafted experience. Since 1980 he has released 14 solo piano albums including Autumn; Winter Into Spring; December; Summer; Forest; Linus & Lucy – The Music of Vince Guaraldi, which features compositions by the late jazz pianist including “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” and pieces from the Peanuts TV specials; Plains, which was inspired by his Eastern Montana upbringing; Night Divides the Day – The Music of the Doors; Montana – A Love Story; Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions – A Hurricane Relief Benefit; and Love Will Come – The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 3. George Winston plays Steinway Pianos. For more information, visit georgewinston.com.


Holiday Concerts
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON 

Friday, December 21, 2018, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall 

George Winston, piano

Please note: the Minnesota Orchestra does not perform on this program.

Tickets: $40 to $75


TICKET PURCHASING INFORMATION

Individual tickets and subscription packages can be purchased online at minnesotaorchestra.org, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at Orchestra Hall, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (Stage Door ticketing is open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lobby Box Office ticketing begins two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the skyway accessible Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Centre, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit minnesotaorchestra.org. For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit minnesotaorchestra.org/subscribe. For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662. 

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

The Star Tribune is the Minnesota Orchestra’s media partner for the 2018-19 season. 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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