Monday, August 21, 2023

Paul Winter Consort Performs “This Glorious Earth!” – Labor Day 2023

The Paul Winter Consort
Saranac NY
– The legendary Paul Winter Consort performs This Glorious Earth! at Weatherwatch Farm in Saranac on LABOR DAY: Monday, September 4 at 3:00 pm. An outdoor event, the show is rain or shine under a large tent on a mown hayfield looking south to the high peaks of the Adirondacks. Advance-sale tickets at $30 are available online through Hill and Hollow Music’s website. Admission at the gate is $40. Chairs are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

This Glorious Earth! is a live music event performed by the Paul Winter Consort, a group of seven exceptional artists renowned for their unique blend of jazz, world, and classical music. The ensemble features Paul Winter, soprano saxophone; Theresa Thomason, voice; Dave Haughey, cello; Henrique Eisenmann, keyboard; Paul Meyers, guitar; Peter Slavov, bass; and Rogério Boccato, drums; plus (recorded) voices of Whale, Wolf, Wood Thrush. This Glorious Earth! is a celebration of wildlife and wilderness areas of the Earth that will resonate with many like-minded individuals and organizations across the Adirondacks.

Paul WinterThe extraordinary saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Paul Winter has a body of work that chronicles his wide-ranging experiences in the musical traditions and natural environments of our planet and celebrates the cultures and creatures of the whole earth. His colleagues include some of the world’s finest jazz, world, and classical musicians, along with notable voices from the great symphony of wildlife.

From the early days of his college jazz sextet, which toured 23 countries of Latin America for the State Department and performed the first-ever jazz concert at the White House for the Kennedys in 1962, to his now venerable ensemble, the Paul Winter Consort, concert tours and recording expeditions have taken him to 52 countries and to wilderness areas on six continents, where he has traveled on rafts, dog sleds, mules, kayaks, tug-boats and Land Rovers. He has recorded over 50 albums, of which seven have been honored with Grammy® Awards.

Paul Winter and his group, the Paul Winter Consort, have dedicated their music to the cause of environmental advocacy for more than 40 years. The Consort have performed throughout the world, including New York’s iconic Carnegie Hall and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. One of the earliest exponents of world music, the group developed a unique genre of “Earth Music” (sometimes described as ecological or environmental jazz), interweaving classical, jazz, and world music elements with voices from the world of nature.

For further information please phone 518-293-7613, e-mail or visit

Photo Credit:
Paul Winter Consort full band by Matthew Muise
Paul Winter, Crestone, by Bill Ellzey

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts.

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