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Pianist's Concert Nov. 12 to Benefit Catholic Charities via Canned Goods Donations, CD Sales

by jtan
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 09:00 am

BUFFALO, N.Y., Nov. 10, 2014 - Grammy Award-winning pianist George Winston will perform (Wednesday) Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. at Babeville's Asbury Hall in Buffalo, and will donate all of the profits from his CD sales that evening to Catholic Charities, as well as encourage attendees to bring canned or non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities' five food pantries.

Winston is best known for his melodic rural folk piano and seasonally themed recordings including DECEMBER, AUTUMN, WINTER INTO SPRING, and SUMMER. Since 1972, he has released 13 solo piano albums. This concert will feature selections from George's latest album, GULF COAST BLUES AND IMPRESSIONS 2 - A LOUISIANA WETLANDS BENEFIT, melodic piano recordings, as well as New Orleans R&B piano, stride piano, Vince Guaraldi's "Peanuts" pieces, and more.

An information display in the entrance of the venue will share how Catholic Charities helps those in need across Western New York, with two Catholic Charities staff members on hand to answer questions.

Catholic Charities operates five food pantries: Bishop Edward U. Kmiec Food Pantry and Outreach in South Buffalo; Fulton - St. Brigid Food Pantry and Outreach and Lovejoy Food Pantry and Outreach, both in Buffalo; Lackawanna Food Pantry and Outreach in Lackawanna; and Wellsville Food Pantry and Outreach in Allegany County. In 2013, Catholic Charities' food pantries served more than 5,100 individuals.

For more information about Catholic Charities food pantries or any other Catholic Charities service, go to

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the show and are available at, the Babeville Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Rust Belt Books and Terrapin Station, or charge by phone at 866-777-8932.  

Catholic Charities empowers children, families and seniors to achieve meaningful, healthy and productive lives. In all situations, we deliver support to meet immediate needs, and then assess for other needs to ensure long-term success. We are the most comprehensive human service provider serving more than 130,000 people in all eight counties of Western New York, with 70 programs and 61 locations. We receive highest ratings for quality of service provided and financial health/accountability as rated by the Council on Accreditation and Charity Navigator. For more than 90 years, Catholic Charities has been making a difference for people of every faith and ethnicity in Western New York.

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