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PAUL WINTER'S

25TH ANNUAL

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION

June 20, 4:30 AM EDT | Live Stream

 

JOIN US IN WELCOMING THE FIRST SUNRISE OF SUMMER ON THE LONGEST DAY OF THE YEAR

Paul Winter’s 25th annual Summer Solstice Celebration was live streamed on the morning of Saturday, June 20th , 2020, at 4:30 a.m, EDT. Traditionally, for the past 24 years, this event has been held at New York City’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine. But because the Cathedral is still closed, due to the pandemic, the concert will take place in the hills of northwest Connecticut, in Paul’s barn, which has a cathedral-like loft.

Joining Paul’s soprano sax were Steve Gorn on bansuri (the traditional flute of India), and Jeff Boratko, playing bassoon and percussion, along with the recorded participation of members of the Paul Winter Consort including Eugene Friesen, cello; Jeff Holmes, keyboards; Eliot Wadopian, bass, as well as Ray Nagem playing the organ of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

“The birds begin to sing at 4:30 a.m. this time of year, and we like to start with them.” Paul Winter says, “We invite people to listen-in, and then together we can all welcome the first sunrise of summer, on the longest day of the year.”

This year, June 20th was the actual day of the summer solstice.

The stream is free to all, and accessible on Youtube, as well as embedded on the website below. 

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PERFORMERS

Paul Winter

 Soprano Saxophone 

Jeff Boratko

 Bassoon and Percussion 

Steve Gorn

 Bansuri 

Along with recorded participation by

 

Paul Halley/organ

Ray Nagem/organ

Tim Brumfield/organ

Jeff Holmes/piano

Don Grusin/keyboard

Henrique Eisenmann/fortepiano

Peter Slavov/bass

 
 

LIVE STREAM

Thank you for being part of our Summer Solstice Celebration. We are happy to have been able to keep this 25-year tradition alive, together, from home. Here's to a wonderful summer!

We are happy to offer this live stream free to everyone. We have of course incurred production costs, and if you felt moved to make a donation toward these expenses, we would be grateful. 

For information on the music played in this morning's concert, please be in touch with us through the contact form below. 

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