Date:   12/14/2013

Renowned pianist George Winston returns for seventh sell-out at Thrasher

Renowned Pianist George Winston will perform to a sold-out Thrasher Opera House this Saturday, December 14. This will be his seventh visit to Green Lake since 2002. Winston's concerts at the Thrasher have all been sell-outs, drawing audience members from all over the state. At each of his concerts, the Thrasher accepts donations for the Green Lake County Food Pantry, and George donates all proceeds from his merchandise sales to the food pantry. In conjunction with past concerts, he has managed to sneak in a few unadvertised performances for patients at area hospitals.

George Winston has recorded eleven solo albums in the style he calls folk piano. His latest solo piano release is Love Will Come – The Music of Vince Guaraldi, Vol. 2, which features compositions by the late jazz pianist including some from the Peanuts® TV specials. Other recording projects include the 2001 release 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 did the solo piano soundtrack for the children’s story "The Velveteen Rabbit" for Rabbit Ears Productions.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Alliant Energy Foundation, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Sponsored by The Heidel House Resort & Spa. 

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