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Official Video Released!

Strange Times was written in the year 2020 – thus the title. Musicians need to “play out,” as we say; to share the gift of music with the public, live and in person. This is my take on being “all dressed up with nowhere to go,” ready and eager to perform, but being stuck inside to play to my four walls, and gradually feeling slightly crazed as a result.

Composed and Arranged by Susan Craig Winsberg Flute and Piano — Susan Craig Winsberg Upright Bass — Larry Steen Drums — Chris Wabich Recorded at Rusk Sound Studios, Hollywood, CA Engineered by Jill Tengan Mixed by Jill Tengan and Matt Brownie Mastered By Steve Baughman at Next Level Mastering

Filmed and directed by Cameron Dinwiddie Set design by Fernanda Cabarcos

New Release of The Gathering Dusk

Susan Craig Winsberg has just released a new recording of one of her favorite original compositions, “The Gathering Dusk,” with Susan on Irish wooden flute and whistle, Sean Clegg on guitar, and guest musician Luanne Homzy on violin and viola.  This is the best version of “The Gathering Dusk” to date, rich and atmospheric, calming and comforting — just what we need during these trying times.  Susan also created a lush and beautiful nature video to accompany the tune, providing a feast for the eyes as well as the soul.

Click here to purchase this new version of “The Gathering Dusk” from the iTunes Music store, Amazon Music, or wherever you buy music downloads. It is also available on Spotify and other streaming services.

Robert Burns Supper coming this Sunday

This coming Sunday, January 19, 2020, Susan will be wearing many hats at the Celtic Arts Center’s Robert Burns Supper.  On top of performing with the Blackwaterside Trio (together with Sean Michael Clegg on guitar/vocals and Christa Burch on Bodhrán/vocals), Susan will be delivering the Address to the Haggis and the Immortal Memory speech.  This is a wonderful occasion — Scottish culture at its best!  There will be poetry, music and whisky.  What could be better?  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 19th, 5:30p.m. at the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood
11110 Victory Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606

World Premiere of “Sue’s Night on the Town” for Flute and Wind Ensemble

I’m very excited to announce that I will be performing a World Premiere of composer Ross Wright’s piece “Sue’s Night on the Town” for Flute and Wind Ensemble next Sunday, April 14th.

“Sue’s Night on the Town” is a one-movement flute concerto, composed in 2018 by Ross Wright, especially for me. I will be performing it with the 90-piece L.A. Symphonic Winds, conducted by Steve Piazza. For those of you who know Ross’s music, this is another one of his wild rides!

“Sue’s Night on the Town” will be featured as part of the annual “Stars of the L.A. Winds” concert. This concert will feature several composers, soloists, arrangers and conductors from the ensemble.

A couple other exciting pieces on the program are:
“Sir David” by Charles Fernandez, and Malcolm Arnold’s “Tam O’Shanter,” program music based on Robert Burn’s epic poem. Susan Craig Winsberg and Karen Milne (from Scotland) will be reciting excerpts of the poem in advance of the piece. For those of you who don’t know the story of Tam O’ Shanter, you’re in for a treat!

Here is the info for the concert:
Sunday, April 14th at 2:30 pm
Calabasas High School Performing Arts Education Center
22855 Mulholland Hwy,
Calabasas, CA 91302

Tickets are $20 at the door.

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