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Windham Hill - Winter Solstice

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Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 4:00pm

Children 18 and under: $5 - $12.50 - $45. Adults $10 - $25 - $45.

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The significance of Winter Solstice is recognized in indigenous traditions around the world. This concert brings the best of acoustic music to joyfully mark a special moment in time. Master musicians who made their names on the Windham Hill record label, pianist Liz Story, guitarist Sean Harkness, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Samite have created a special show in celebration of Winter Solstice. Warmth, humor and stunningly pristine performances abound.

Performance is 90 minutes without intermission.

More about Winter Solstice’s performers:

A native of California, Liz Story began her musical training as a young child, mastering Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 11 by the age of 11. She continued her piano studies at the Juilliard School of Music and Hunter College. Liz Story has been an artist of great stature through the years of Windham Hill into the present times. Her brilliant stories and humor on stage contrasted with her deep and profoundly beautiful work on the piano keep audiences enthralled until the very last note.

Sean Harkness left Burlington, VT for New York City in 1994 to immerse himself in that music scene. Known especially for duets and ensemble work with singers from Broadway, television, and screen, Harkness is now a first-call guitarist who compliments an exhaustive client list of artists and productions worldwide. Sean performs extensively both as a solo artist and sideman in New York’s finest jazz, rock, folk, cabaret, blues, R&B, and singer/songwriter venues.

Samite has released nine CDs internationally and in 2009, the film Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, which features his original score, debuted nationally on PBS. Samite released “My Music World”, in 2010 and, as he states, the album captures more of who he is than any of his previous albums.Today his smooth vocals accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes mesmerize audiences throughout the world.

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