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The Magic of Winter
12 November 2015
Featuring Original Members of the TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA

 “An Evening with Wizards of Winter” 20 City U.S. Holiday Tour Begins November 19th

Yuletide rock ensemble The WIZARDS OF WINTER – which features original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra – will release their upcoming second full-length album, The Magic of Winter, on November 12, 2015. Produced by Eric Rachel at Traxeast (Symphony X, Skid Row, Styx), the album can be pre-ordered here: 
http://wizardsofwinter.com/store

Transport yourself a snowy wonderland here via the band's new music video for “The Spirit of Christmas”, filmed at The Sherman Theater in East Stroudsburg, PA and directed by Tommy Jones of Videohammer Studios: 
https://youtu.be/WZqGpNkIv9k

The WIZARDS OF WINTER recently announced “An Evening with Wizards of Winter” – a 20-city U.S. holiday tour beginning November 19th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and ending on December 29th in Harrisburg, PA. The ensemble will perform an entire set of original holiday music and select Trans-Siberian Orchestra favorites at each stop of their theatrical, family-oriented rock opera experience. Tickets for “An Evening with Wizards of Winter” are on sale now and available for purchase via
www.wizardsofwinter.com/tour-dates/.

“An Evening with WIZARDS OF WINTER” Tour Dates:
11/19 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
11/20 - Clearwater, FL @ The Capitol Theatre
11/21 - Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
11/22 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
11/27 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ F.M. Kirby Center for Performing Arts
11/28 - Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
12/3 - Concord, NH @ Capitol Center For The Arts
12/4 - Collingswood, NJ @ Collingswood Scottish Rite Theatre
12/5 - Easton, PA @ The State Theater Performing Arts Center
12/6 - Sugarloaf, NY @ Sugarloaf Performing Arts Center
12/9 - Ridgefield, CT @ Ridgefield Playhouse
12/11 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom
12/12 - Kalamazoo, MI @ The Kalamazoo State Theatre
12/13 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall
12/16 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
12/17 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
12/18 - Effingham, IL @ Effingham Performing Arts Center
12/20 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
12/26 - Albany, NY @ The Egg
12/27 - Syracuse, NY @ Crouse Hinds Theater
12/29 - Harrisburg, PA @ The Forum


About The WIZARDS OF WINTER:
The WIZARDS OF WINTER are an eclectic group of musicians from the NY/NJ/PA tri-state region who perform classical and progressive-influenced rock music woven throughout a theatrical holiday-themed event. While the group’s style is undoubtedly inspired by the genius of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO), the WIZARDS OF WINTER are far from a TSO tribute band. The the Wizards’ original material is very unique and has a broad audience appeal, applied in a more intimate setting.

As a testament to the virtuosity of the group, several original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra have joined The WIZARDS OF WINTER on their musical journey. Currently performing with the group are Guy LeMonnier and Tony Gaynor. Tommy Farese and Michael Lanning, also former members of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, have performed with the band on occasion as well.

The WIZARDS OF WINTER are:
Scott Kelly - Music Director, Keyboards
Steve Ratchen - Bass
Sharon Kelly - Flute, Vocals
Fred Gorhau - Guitar
Mary McIntrye - Keyboards, vocals
Tommy Ference - Drums
TW Durfy - Guitar
Natalia Niarezka - Violin
Guy LeMonnier - vocals
Vincent Jiovino - vocals
Tony Gaynor - Narration

To learn more about The WIZARDS OF WINTER, please visit
www.facebook.com/TheWizardsofWinterand www.thewizardsofwinter.com. 

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