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You have heard new tracks from the WIZARDS OF WINTER in anticipation of the holiday season, but now you can witness this holiday rock ensemble in action! Yahoo Music is currently hosting the exclusive premiere of the band?s enchanting new music video for ?The Spirit of Christmas?! Transport yourself a snowy wonderland here at Yahoo Music.
The video was filmed at The Sherman Theater in East Stroudsburg, PA and features soaring jib and drone shots, showcasing the full power of the WIZARDS OF WINTER on-stage holiday experience. The video is directed by Tommy Jones of Videohammer Studios.
Music director/keyboardist Scott Kelly states, ?The concept of the video taking place inside a snow globe closely aligns to the live production of our holiday rock opera (see below for more information). The libretto, presented by our narrator at the concerts, asks the audience to join us aboard the Arctic Flyer as we journey inside the snow globe in search of the true meaning of Christmas.?
?The Spirit of Christmas? and several other timeless tracks can be heard on the band?s upcoming album, The Magic of Winter, produced by Eric Rachel at Traxeast (Symphony X, Skid Row, Styx). The album hits stores on November 12, 2015. Pre-order here: http://wizardsofwinter.com/store
Witness the WIZARDS OF WINTER on tour!
The WIZARDS OF WINTER ? which features original members of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra ? 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 WIZARDS OF WINTER 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. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
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 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.
WIZARDS OF WINTER is:
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/TheWizardsofWinter and www.thewizardsofwinter.com.