Enjoy a Perfect Getaway in Walla Walla, WA 

Editor’s Note:

The George Winston concerts scheduled for October 3 and 4, 2021 have been postponed. Check Gesa Power House Theatre for updates on rescheduled dates.

Original Article:

Gesa Power House Theatre invites you to visit Walla Walla to experience famed pianist George Winston live in concert on Sunday, October 3 at 2:00 p.m. or Monday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. 

George Winston is undeniably a household name. He has inspired fans and musicians alike with his singular solo acoustic piano songs for more than 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 concerts annually, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, offering us all a chance to take a step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds adventurously wander. 

George Winston grew up mainly in Montana and also spent his later formative years in Mississippi and Florida. He began playing the organ in 1967 but switched to acoustic piano a few years later after hearing recordings from the 1920s and 1930s by legendary stride pianists Thomas “Fats” Waller and Teddy Wilson. Winston developed his own style of instrumental music on solo piano called folk piano. 

George Winston’s classic albums, “Autumn” and “December,” are perennial favorites, along with “Winter into Spring,” “Summer,” 2017’s “Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit,” as well as two volumes of the compositions of Vince Guaraldi, two volumes of benefit albums for the Gulf Coast disasters, and six other solo piano albums. 

For this intimate concert, George Winston will play his “Winter” program along with selections from his 15th and most recent album, “Restless Wind.”  

George Winston previously performed to a sold-out house at Gesa Power House Theatre in 2019. Reserved seating tickets ($45) are available online at http://www.phtww.org or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. 

Additional precautions, such as required mask use for unvaccinated patrons, will be observed based on the latest guidance from state and county health departments. 

Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla, a must-visit destination in Southeast Washington, with a charming and historic downtown, an abundance of arts, culture, and recreation, a creative culinary scene, and scores of award-winning wineries. In 2021 – for the second consecutive year – the Walla Walla Valley was named “America’s Best Wine Region” in the “USA Today” 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. 

 

 

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