Reg Lenna To Present Live Holiday Concert

Sean Harkness

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will continue its tradition of presenting live holiday music concerts in December with its presentation of “Windham Hill: Winter Solstice” on Sunday at 4 p.m.

The concert marks the fourth year in a row of seasonal music on The Reg Lenna Theater stage, following pianist Jim Brickman’s “Comfort and Joy” concert in 2015 and “Home for the Holidays: Christmas at The Reg” performances in 2016 and 2017.

Windham Hill Records was an internationally-known label that specialized in instrumental acoustic music between 1976 and 2007. For the last decade, all of Windham Hill’s reissues and compilations have been released under Sony’s Legacy label. Windham Hill’s “Winter Solstice” and holiday compilations span 25 albums and include artists such as Brickman, George Winston, Tuck and Patti, Alex De Grassi and Vangelis.

For Sunday’s concert, guitarist Sean Harkness and pianist Liz Story will be joined by world musician Samite, who performs vocals and plays woodwind instruments.

Harkness, based in New York City, performs regularly with singers from Broadway, television and film — including Lucie Arnaz, Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel and Sting. A graduate of Julliard School of Music, Story has performed consistently since mastering Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 11” at the age of 11. She has been nominated for four Grammy awards and has released 12 albums.

Liz Story

African flute musician and vocalist Samite was born and raised in Uganda. He fled the country as a refugee in 1982 before immigrating to the U.S. over 30 years ago. He is the founder of Musicians for World Harmony and has collaborated with Paul Simon.

Among the songs in the Winter Solstice repertoire are “Carol of the Bells,” “Greensleeves,” “Christmas Time Is Here” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Tickets for “Windham Hill: Winter Solstice” start at $5 for children age 18 and under, and $10 for adults. Limited “Pay What You Can” seats will be available when doors to The Reg Center for the Arts open at 3 p.m. The concert is 90 minutes long without an intermission.

To buy tickets, call 484-7070, visit, or purchase in person at The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts ticket counter in the 3rd On 3rd Gallery at 108 E. Third St. between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. through Saturday. The box office in the theater will open Sunday at 3 p.m.