Get Jack News!GRAMMY AWARD NOMINEE KIP WINGER AND ACCLAIMED WRITER/DIRECTOR DAMIEN GRAY TO DEBUT NEW MUSICAL THRILLER IN TWO CONCERT PRESENTATIONS ON MONDAY,,OCTOBER 30, 2017 AT SIR STUDIOS
(New York, NY)
Grammy Award-Nominated composer and rock icon Kip Winger, in his theatrical composing debut, and acclaimed writer/director Damien Gray (Atomic the Musical) will present two concert presentations of their new musical thriller GET JACK on Monday, October 30 at SIR Studios, 520 W 25th St. The concerts are invitation-only.
And now if you will, a murder review, where 5 fallen women make their bloody debut. A legend is born as blood drips from a knife and this is the story I'm telling tonight.
One of the most murderously debated, debunked, and devoured tales of all time gets 'ripped' to guitar shreds as five female victims of Jack the Ripper rise from the dead to track down their killer and get their glorious revenge. Brought to spine-tingling life with music by a genre-defying rock icon, GET JACK combines Winger's mastery of classical compositions and rock glory in one bloodtastic musical. Giving voice to the vindicated victims is innovative and acclaimed book writer, lyricist and director Damien Gray, whose unique career path has crossed
genres and disciplines - from directing for Walt Disney World to writing for both theater and film.
The killer cast features - The Canonical Five: Eden Espinosa (Wicked, Rags) as Catherine Eddows, Charissa Hogeland (BAZ, Heathers: The Musical) as Mary Jane Kelly, Katie Thompson (Gypsy, Pump Boys And Dinettes) as Annie Chapman, Carrie Manolakos (Wicked) as Mary Ann (Polly) Nichols, and Shannon Conley (Hedwig And the Angry Inch) as Elizabeth Stride; as well as, Tony Award Winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet's Jerry Lee Lewis) as The Player, PJ Griffith (We Will Rock You, Mamma Mia,) as The Keeper and Michael Falzon (Australia's Rock of Ages & Hedwig And The Angry Inch Australia) as BitPart.
Introduction to the Get Jack CastGET JACK CAST
Eden Espinosa, Katie Thompson, Charissa Hogeland, Levi Kreis
Michael Falzon, Carrie Manolakos, Shannon Conley, PJ Griffith
Get Jack, by Kip Winger and Damien Gray. Music Director Andy Peterson
Get Jack, the new musical by Kip Winger and Damien GrayGet Jack! Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Scorned. A KILLER NEW MUSICAL BY Kip Winger and Damien Gray coming soon! For more information, or to buy tickets, please visit their Kickstarter Campaign.
CF Kip Winger World PremiereWorld Premiere of Grammy Nominated CF Kip Winger's "A Parting Grace" from his #1 Billboard Debut Classical CD "Conversations With Nijinsky"
Sun River Music Festival - 40th Anniversary Summer Festival
CLASSICAL CONCERT I - Saturday August 12, 2017 - Tower Theatre in Bend - Featuring concertmaster Steven Moeckel
ROSSINI La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie)
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
KIP WINGER Parting Grace (World Premiere)
MOZART Symphony No. 36 in C Major (Linz), K. 425 (from the first ever Sunriver Music Festival program 40 years ago!)
Nashville Ballet to feature C.F. Kip Winger's "Ghosts"Nashville Ballet 'steps into the future' with ambitious 2017-18 season
"Modern Masters," May 4-6, 2018 (TPAC's Jackson Hall.) "Modern Masters" will include three ballets - "6 Dances,," with Jiri Kylian's clever choreography set to Mozart's "Six German Dances"; "Ghosts'" featuring choreography by Christopher Wheeldon and music by Grammy-nominated composer C.F. Kip Winger,,previously known as front man for rock band Winger; and George Balanchine's "Western Symphony!" set in the Old West and featuring American folk tunes.
KYLIAN, WHEELDON & BALANCHINE
MAY 4-6, 2018
TPAC'S JACKSON HALL
Six Dances Choreography by Jiri KYLIAN
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ghosts Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon
Music by Grammy-nominated composer C.F. Kip Winger
Western Symphony Choreography by George Balanchine
Music by Hershy Kay
Live Music Performed by the Nashville Symphony
Tickets on sale soon - http://www.nashvilleballet.com/2017-2018-season/
Nashville Symphony featuring CF Kip Winger's "Conversations With NijinskyNashville Symphony has revealed their 2017/18 Season featuring C.F.Kip Winger's 'Conversations With Nijinsky':
Few music directors are as devoted as Guerrero is to championing new works from American composers; the 2017-18 season will include a commissioned piece from composer Jonathan Leshnoff as well as contemporary works by Christopher Rouse and Kip Winger, among others.
Aegis Sciences Classical Series
Debussy - Prelude to the Afternoon of the Faun
MacDowell - Piano Concerto No. 2
C.F. Kip Winger - Conversations with Nijinsky
Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite (1919 version)
Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm
On sale NOW to 2017/18 subscribers
On sale to the public July 21st at 10:00 AM
2017/18 subscribers: call 615.687.6400 to purchase now
On sale to the public in July
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Andre Watts, piano
CF Kip Winger Nominated for a GrammyCF Kip Winger has been nominated for a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for his debut Classical Release "Conversations With Nijinsky" - C. F. Kip Winger, composer (Martin West & San Francisco Ballet Orchestra)
Press Release by Naxos on CF Kip Winger's New Classical CD, 'Conversations With Nijinsky'FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 14, 2016
C.F KIP WINGER CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER VASLAV NIJINSKY IN DEBUT CLASSICAL ALBUM
Additional compositions include ballet and chamber music
"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
Conversations With Nijinsky, a four-movement musical tribute to the artistry and life of Nijinsky is the centerpiece of Kip Winger's debut album as a classical composer. Performed by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra with Martin West conducting, and recorded by GRAMMY-winning recording engineer Leslie Ann Jones, Winger's world-premiere recording declares loudly and clearly that, while he may be the front man of the rock band Winger, he is a force to be reckoned with as a classical composer. The album also includes a recording of Winger's ballet, Ghosts, a composition that has finally made its way to CD after a nine-year odyssey. World-renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has been a champion of the piece ever since Winger sent him his first sketch of Ghosts in 2007. After convincing the composer to add four minutes to the score, Wheeldon subsequently choreographed a ballet that ran in the San Francisco Ballet repertoire for four years, with performances at Lincoln Center in New York, Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, and the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
Winger is no stranger to ballet, having studied it since he was 16 as an extension of his interest in martial arts. His exposure over the years to the many ballet scores of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Stravinsky and Debussy made the form a natural choice as he began to explore classical composition. But the transition to classical composing was no overnight decision. Winger dug deep into the process, studying ear training and composition with such prominent teachers as Richard Danielpour, Michael Kurek and Richard Hermann.. His traditional approach has resulted in commissions from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Sun River Music Festival (Oregon), and the Tucson Symphony. Winger's partnership with Martin West and the award-winning San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, which developed during the Ghost performances, culminated in the orchestra's commitment to Winger's music and this recording in particular.
Conductor Martin West states, "I think he does feel like he has something to prove. I personally don't think he has anything to prove. For him, I think he would love to be known as a classical composer of note. That's very difficult for anyone to achieve. But as far as I'm concerned, he is and I'm happy to be his advocate and play his music."
The final work featured on the album, an adagio titled A Parting Grace, is a chamber piece which Winger - from his unique perspective as both a composer and a dancer - sees as yet another link to ballet. Winger says he "sees" all of his music as dance, subscribing to George Balanchine's idea that we should "see the music, hear the Dance." Winger's debut album enables the listener to do just that.
This VBI Classical Recording is digitally distributed by Naxos in conventional and high resolution formats and as a CD through CD Baby, Amazon and more.
Winger's Seventeen Added to Rock BandRock Band has added Seventeen to its downloadable songs library. Here's what they had to say:
"A powerful rock'n'roll track, "Seventeen" by Winger, is also coming to the Rock Band Library. Guitarists will get their rock on with this tune, complete with two insanely difficult guitar solos. Our Audio QA team even commented that this has some of the hardest guitar charts they've ever authored, and is right on par with Symphony X's "Nevermore". You'll definitely want to spend some time in Practice Mode for this one"
Kip Winger feature on Billboard - Topping The Classical Album Charts on BillboardComposing a classical album is a dream Winger has harbored since the days his band was charting top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 like "Miles Away" and "Headed For A Heartbreak." It's the result of years of studying composition that he embarked on in the late 90s. "To have this record made by such a great orchestra, amazing conductor, and to be taken seriously and then have it No. 1 on the Traditional Classical chart is surreal," says Winger. "Really, absolutely awesome."
NPR Features CF Kip Winger and his Musical JourneyNPR met with CF Kip Winger to discuss his musical journey and his #1 Billboard debut Classical Release "Conversations With Nijinsky"
Conversations With Nijinsky Hits #1 on Billboard MusicIt was announced today that CF Kip Winger's debut Classical CD Conversations With Nijinsky, performed by the Grammy Winning San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, has hit #1 on the Billboard Music Charts
Conversations With Nijinsky is No.1 on iTunes!Thank you everyone for your support. We still have 5 days to go, for the CD to qualify for the Billboard chart.
To purchase the CD visit the home page of my official website, kipwinger.com for details. If you missed my debut live chat on FaceBook last night, you can watch it on my FaceBook page at the link below:
You rule! - KW
Press ReleaseFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
C.F. KIP WINGER CELEBRATES THE LIFE OF DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER VASLAV NIJINSKY IN DEBUT CLASSICAL ALBUM
Additional compositions include ballet and chamber music.
"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 her heard. And now, Kip Winger, reminds us of Nijinsky's genius with his work"
- Dame Tamara Nijinsky
The daughter of the iconic dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky uttered these words upon hearing Kip Winger's newly composed "Conversations with Nijinsky". a four-movement musical tribute to the artistry and life of Nijinsky. "Conversations" is the centerpiece of Kip Winger's debut album as a classical composer. Performed by the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra with Martin West conducting, and recorded by Grammy-winning recording engineer Leslie Ann Jones, Winger's world-premiere recording declares loudly and clearly that. while he may be the front man of the rock band Winger, he is a force to be reckoned with as a classical composer.
The recording is set for release on May 27, 2016.
The album also includes a recording of Winger's ballet, "Ghosts," a composition that has finally made its way to CD after a nine-year odyssey. World-renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon has been a champion of the piece ever since Winger sent him his first sketch of "Ghosts" in 2007.
After convincing the composer to add four minutes to the score, Wheeldon subsequently choreographer a ballet that ran in the San Francisco Ballet repertoire for four years, with performances at Lincoln Center in New York, Sadler's Wells Theatre in London, the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, and the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
Winger is no stranger to ballet, having studied it since he was 16 as an extension of his interest in martial arts. His exposure over the years to the many ballet scores of Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Stravinsky and Debussy made the form of a natural choice as he began to explore classical composition.
But the transition to classical composing was no overnight decision. Winger dug deep into the process, studying ear training and composition with such prominent teachers as Richard Danielpour, Michael Kurek and Richard Hermann. His traditional approach has resulted in commission from the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Sun River Music Festival (Oregon), and the Tucson Symphony. Winger's partnership with Martin West and the award-winning San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, which developed during the "Ghosts" performances, culminated in the orchestra's commitment to Winger's music and this recording in particular.
The final work featured on the album, an Adiagio titled "A Parting Grace" , is a chamber piece which Winger - from his unique perspective as both a composer and a dancer - sees as yet another link to ballet. Winger says he "sees" all of his music as dance, subscribing to George Balanchine's idea that we should "see the music, hear the dance." Winger's debut album enables the listener to do just that.
Winger is launching an exclusive pre-sale of the May 27 release.
The artist is offering signed copies of the CD, along with a free track download, at www.kipwinger.com. Dart Music will distribute the album digitally and will be available for pre-order - along withtwo instant gratification tracks - at iTunes and at digital retailers worldwide. Upon release, the album will also be on Amazon.com and CDBaby.com.
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CF Kip Winger's Conversations With Nijinsky by The San Francisco Ballet OrchestraHear Excerpts of CF Kip Winger's Conversations with Nijinsky by Grammy winning San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. World premiere March 25th, Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, CA. Tickets on sale now.
San Francisco Ballet Orchestra - CF Kip Winger's upcoming CD ReleaseIn the Recording Studio with C.F. Kip Winger - On our latest CD Release, By The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.
On his latest project, C.F. Kip Winger had this to say-
A Chance Encounter
"I wrote Conversations with Nijinsky while reading several biographies of the legendary dancer. Later, while recording a demo of the piece at Oberlin College, I got a message on Facebook from Kinga Gaspers-the granddaughter of Nijinsky. I immediately took the opportunity to send her the demo, to which she replied, 'My grandfather would have loved this!'
World Premiere - CF Kip Winger's "Conversations With Nijinsky"From San Francisco Ballet - Celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the world's most recorded ballet orchestras with an evening of sensational music curated by Music Director and Principal Conductor Martin West. March 25, 2016, Herbst Theatre, War Memorial Opera House.
Thrill to the world premiere of "Conversations With Nijinsky" by C.F. Kip Winger, who composed the haunting score for Christopher Wheeldon's hugely successful ballet "Ghosts".
Kip states, "I'm extremely honored and excited to be working with 2016 Grammy winners - The San Francisco Ballet Orchestra - for the world premiere of my newest piece, "Conversations With Nijinsky" on Friday March 25th, as part of their 40th anniversary concert" (KW)
Winger debut album charts in Rolling Stone Magazine Top 50Winger debut album charts in Rolling Stone Magazine Top 50
"The band's musical pedigree was practically unmatched in Eighties metal...Winger crafted an album that combined hard-pop melodies with plenty of proggy, technically dazzling instrumental work" - Rolling Stone.
ALICE COOPER, JOHNNY DEPP, DAVE GROHL, BRIAN JOHNSON, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, SLASH, KIP WINGER Appear On HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES DebutALICE COOPER, JOHNNY DEPP, DAVE GROHL, BRIAN JOHNSON, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, SLASH, KIP WINGER Appear On HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Debut
The Hollywood Vampires "For the next two years, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp, joined by producer Bob Ezrin and an amazing group of modern day vampires, including Perry Farrell, Dave Grohl, Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Slash, Robbie Krieger, Zak Starkey, Brian Johnson and Kip Winger, recorded tracks by their dead friends and heroes. Also included are two original songs that tell the story of the Vampires, one of which, "Raise The Dead", has an intro by Sir Christopher Lee, recorded just prior to his death."
"I'm extremely psyched and honored to be on this album - KW"
Pre-order the album now to unlock exclusive behind the scenes content: http://smarturl.it/HollywoodVampiresPM (U.S Only)
C.F. Kip Winger World Premiere of "Granted Passage"C.F. Kip Winger- World Premiere of his new Orchestral piece, "Granted Passage"
Wednesday, August 19th - 7:30 PM
Historic Great Hall - Sunriver Resort
As noted by Sunriver Music Festival - "CF Kip Winger and Heather Schmidt have composed new pieces for the Festival. Both are beautiful, accessible, powerful, meaningful and inspired works. Having these two composers participate at this year's SRMF will add an important dynamic to the nearly two dozen traditional works we will present. We look forward to these exciting premieres!"
Listen to the audio below to hear our Maestro George Hanson describe these two new works.
Classical Concert IV
Artistic Director & Conductor George Hanson
The Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra
"Einigkeit und Recht und Freheit"
"Unity and Justice and Freedom"
CF KIP WINGER - World Premiere - "Granted Passage"
MENDELSSOHN - Concerto for Piano no. 1 in G minor, op.25 Featuring Sean Chen, piano
SCHUMANN - Symphony no. 2 in C major, op. 61
C.F Kip Winger - https://www.kipwinger.com
Sean Chen - https://www.facebook.com/seanchenpiano?fref=ts
George Hanson - https://www.facebook.com/pages/George-Hanson/171270599622690?fref=ts
Oregon Symphony - https://www.facebook.com/OregonSymphony?fref=ts
Sunriver Music Festival -