Windham Hill Winter Solstice 30th Anniversary Concert

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Portland'5 Centers for the Arts says
WINDHAM HILL WINTER SOLSTICE
30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
FEATURING WILLIAM ACKERMAN, BARBARA HIGBIE, AND ALEX DE GRASSI

Portland'5 presents the Windham Hill Winter Solstice 30th Anniversary Concert, featuring William Ackerman, Barbara Higbie, and Alex de Grassi, at the Newmark Theatre on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 10, 2016 at 10am at portland5.com, the Portland"5 Box Office, TicketsWest outlets, and by phone: 800-273-1530.

Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music drawn from the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice series as well as their many solo releases. Windham Hill founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman, and Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie, and the Grammy-nominated guitarist and composer Alex de Grassi come together to lead joyous holiday concerts.

Grammy-nominated Barbara Higbie is another classic artist from the Windham Hill label who combines elements of jazz, folk, classical, African, Brazilian and Celtic music to create unique compositions that are lyrical, rhythmically playful and harmonically inventive. Barbara is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and championship fiddle player as well as a pianist and composer. She is known for her work as co-founder of the acoustic super-group Montreux. Higbie is a high priestess of collaboration. She has played with musicians as different as Bonnie Raitt, Kronos Quartet, Milton Nascimento and Spyro Gyra, and has performed on more than 65 albums. Perhaps Higbie's greatest gift is not just her knowledge about musical genres, but her view that live performance "is really a devotional form. Live music can heal you physically, mentally and spiritually." Her energy and humor onstage delights audiences from every walk of life. www.barbarahigbie.com

Guitarist Alex DiGrassi's early Windham Hill recordings of original music as well as his arrangements of folk, jazz, and world music have influenced a whole generation of young players. His 1978 recording, Turning: Turning Back (cited by Acoustic Guitar magazine among their top ten essential finger style recordings), the subsequent recordings Slow Circle (1979) and Southern Exposure (1984), and his GRAMMY® nominated recording The Water Garden (1998) are considered classics of the genre. His most recent solo recording, Now and Then: Folksongs for the 21st Century, features his contemporary take on traditional folksongs. www.degrassi.com

Will Ackerman is the founder of Windham Hill Records and producer of multiple platinum and gold records, as well as Grammy award winning albums. www.williamackerman.co
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By: Portland'5 Centers for the Arts

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