Solo pianist George Winston, best known for his seasonally themed recordings including “December,” “Autumn,” “Winter Into Spring” and “Summer, will perform a piano concert in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall at Frostburg State University as a part of FSU’s Cultural Events Series Jazz Club sponsored by Kauffman Music on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Winston plays over 100 concerts a year in the U.S. and beyond, performing music inspired by the seasons. His concerts feature a variety of styles, including his melodic folk piano, stride piano, New Orleans R&B piano, Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces and more. Winston has seven multi-platinum, platinum and gold records.
Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults and $18 for people under 17. Group rate tickets are also available. To order tickets, please call 1-866-849-9237 (1-866-TIXX CES) or 301-687-3137, or visit http://ces.frostburg.edu. There will be a food drive to support the Allegany County Food Bank and audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable donation to the concert. This performance is supported by Marc Dinola, DDS.
In 1972 Winston recorded his first album, “Ballads and Blues 1972.” Since 1980 he has released nine more albums including “Autumn” (1980), “Winter Into Spring” (1982), “December” (1982), “Summer” (1991), “Forest” (1994), “Linus & Lucy-The Music of Vince Guaraldi” (1996 – which features compositions by the late jazz pianist, including “Cast Your Fate to the Wind” and pieces from the “Peanuts” TV specials); “Plains” (1999 – which was inspired by his Eastern Montana upbringing), “Night Divides the Day – The Music of The Doors” (2002) and “Montana – A Love Story” (2004).
Winston’s latest album is entitled “Gulf Coast Blues & Impressions – A Hurricane Relief Benefit” and was released in 2006. His next release will be “Love Will Come – The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2.” Additional information on George Winston is available online at www.georgewinston.com.
The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSCA provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The CES Jazz Club is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council.
Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. For more information, visit www.frostburg.edu.
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