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MetWinds Band Concert: Apocalyptic Dreams

MetWinds Band Concert: Apocalyptic Dreams

The MetWinds will continue their 47th season with their Spring Band Concert on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. MetWinds Music director Lewis J. Buckley will conduct the program. Featured are Valdres March by Johannes Hanssen, La Gazza Ladra Overture by Rossini/arr. Cailliet, O Magnum Mysterium by Lauridsen/arr. Reynolds, Apocalyptic Dreams by David Gillingham,  
Toccata Marziale by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ghost Train by Eric Whitacre, and Sedona by Steven Reineke. Mr. Buckley will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm.  
 
Lewis Buckley earned his undergraduate degree from the Eastman School of Music and his Master’s degree from Connecticut College. In 1975, he became the United States Coast Guard Band’s fifth director at age 27 and held that post for 29 years. He continues to compose, arrange, and publish music. He also remains an active trumpet soloist, frequently combining solo  
appearances with conducting, often in premiere performances of his own commissioned works. Buckley has a diverse background, having conducted bands, orchestras, and choruses in all styles of music from classical to commercial to jazz. Now in his eleventh season with the MetWinds, Mr. Buckley has served them longer than any other music director.  
 
Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors, $6 for students, and are free for children under 5. They are available at the door or can be reserved by telephone. Call the MetWinds Concert Line at (978) 419-1697 to reserve or purchase tickets. Visit the MetWinds web page at http://www.metwinds.org for information and directions. Email mws@mws-boston.org with any questions.  
 
Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the MetWinds, a concert band, is currently celebrating its 47th anniversary. The MetWinds  
comprises over 70 talented woodwind, brass, and percussion instrumentalists who audition for membership and seating. It makes a significant contribution to the cultural life of the Greater Boston community by providing its audiences with high quality concerts and its members with opportunities for musical growth.  
 
This and other concerts by the MetWinds are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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