By Stampede Press UK, Apr 26 2016 04:00PM
C.F. KIP WINGER - Conversations With Nijinsky, Ghosts, A Parting Grace
DEBUT CLASSICAL ALBUM RELEASED MAY 27TH 2016:
Pre-order signed CD, receive exclusive download of So Long China (acoustic): www.kipwinger.com
Pre-order iTunes, receive 2 instants grats: http://hyperurl.co/cfkipwingerclassical
Skywalker Sound (promo video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L81u2K2d3To
“Kip Winger is one of the best writers of the past three decades. Playing a 12-string guitar, with no other accompaniment, you realise he is a brilliant musician.” (Classic Rock Magazine, UK)
C.F. Kip Winger, the multi-platinum recording artist, composer and producer, may be known best for his success with rock band, Winger, and his early days as bass player with Alice Cooper. However the range and scope of his musical journey can be more fully experienced in his solo work, This Conversation Seems Like A Dream, Songs From The Ocean Floor, From The Moon To The Sun.
Now C.F. Kip Winger will release his debut classical album with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Recorded at SkyWalker Sound, conducted by Martin West and co-produced by C.F. Kip Winger and 4 time Grammy winner Leslie Ann Jones, the new album features Winger’s acclaimed Ballet Ghosts, choreographed by Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, Conversations with Nijinsky, and the new composition A Parting Grace.
Pre-order the new classical cd (signed by Kip) now at www.kipwinger.com and receive a download of exclusive new acoustic version of So Long China from Winger’s Better Days Comin’ album. The VBI Classic Recording will be distributed digitally by DartMusic.com and is available for pre-order at iTunes with two instant gratification tracks.
“I've spent my life dedicated to music” , Winger explains, “Since my early days with Alice Cooper I've always known that my ultimate destination was composing classical music for the orchestra. It's been a great honor to work with Martin West, Leslie Ann Jones and this superb orchestra.”
Conversations with Nijinsky recently had its performance premiere by The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, at their 40th anniversary concert at Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California:
“It is an exciting and dynamic piece in four movements that progresses from a fiery, crazed fanfare to an ingeniously dizzy waltz, pausing for a moment of existential, angsty introspection before ending with a bittersweet monumentality.” (Stanford Arts Review)
“Conversations with Nijinsky by C.F. Kip Winger is a winner. It has everything in spades.” (Piedmont Post)
“Kip Winger has captured my father's heart and soul. Many have been inspired by Nijinsky in words and dance, but no one, until now, in music. Nijinsky was inspired by the music he heard. And now, Kip Winger reminds us of Nijinsky's genius with his work.” - Dame Tamara Nijinsky
About Winger the band
Multi platinum selling hard rock band Winger returned with their sixth studio album Better Days Comin' in 2014. The release saw the band back in the Billboard Top 100 and receive critically acclaimed reviews worldwide:
"Winger's blood is still pumping...so are the tunes!" (Kerrang Magazine, UK)
"Tin Soldier showcases Winger building on their previous album's tendency toward prog-rock, delivering an intricate landscape that basks in harmonic, melodic components that weave through three different time signatures. Winger doing prog rock? It's not a total shocker.” (Guitar World, USA)
“I was struck by the high level of musicality within the band and the charisma of Kip Winger. I can still feel the magic and the power of this group.” - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)