George Winston, a widely known pianist with strong Montana roots, will play a concert in Bozeman on May 18. PHOTO BY JOE DEL TUFO.

George Winston, a widely known pianist with strong Montana roots, will play a concert in Bozeman on May 18. PHOTO BY JOE DEL TUFO.


HOPA MOUNTAIN

On Wednesday, May 18, renowned pianist George Winston will perform a benefit concert in support of Hopa Mountain, a Bozeman-based nonprofit. Held at the Emerson Cultural Center’s Crawford Theater, the show will begin at 7 p.m.

This concert will include songs from Winston’s spring and summer collections as well as melodic folk piano songs, Vince Guaraldi’s “Peanuts” pieces, and songs inspired by the New Orleans rhythm and blues piano and Harlem stride piano traditions.

Winston will also be holding a food drive for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank before the concert and non-perishable food will be collected at the door.

Since 1972, Winston has released 13 solo piano albums, and his latest releases are “Love Will Come -The Music Of Vince Guaraldi Vol. 2” and “Gulf Coast Blues and Impressions 2 – A Louisiana Wetlands Benefit.”

For more information about the May 18 benefit concert in Bozeman, call Hopa Mountain at (406) 586-2455 or email info@hopamountain.org. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Cactus Records (online and in the store) and at the door. To learn more about Winston or listen to his music, visit georgewinston.com.

Hopa Mountain invests in rural and tribal citizen leaders, adults and youth that are working to improve education, ecological health, and economic development. Visit hopamountain.org for more information.