The Safina Center
80 North Country Road
Setauket, NY 11733
Safina Center Creative Affiliate Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of New York’s greatest Cathedral–the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. This multi-media event features musicians, vocalists and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. A dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, these performances offer a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people gathered together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the new year. The event has become New York’s favorite holiday alternative to the Nutcracker and Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular.
The Consort includes: Paul Winter on soprano saxophone, cellist Eugene Friesen, double-reed player Paul McCandless, keyboardist Paul Sullivan, organist Tim Brumfield. Featured guests will include gospel singer Theresa Thomason, and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.
Performances: December 14, 15, 16
More information and tickets here.