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MetWinds Concert: A Potpourri of Colors

MetWinds Concert: A Potpourri of Colors

The MetWinds Fall Concert, A Potpourri of Colors, is characterized by variety and different sounds, hence the word Potpourri. Tomlinson’s Suite of English Folk Song Dances is a wind band piece in the traditional sense; Copland’s El Salon Mexico represents 20th century orchestral composition at its exciting best; Mason Bates’ Mothership is a contemporary wind band composition whose title says it all; and the Finale to Dvorak’s beloved New World Symphony needs no introduction to you, representing as it does the warmth of late 19th century romanticism. We will also have a visit by Captain Kenneth Megan, USCG(Ret.), Lew’s successor as director of the Coast Guard Band. He will conduct two pieces in the first half and then will hilariously narrate the famed poem Casey at the Bat. He grew up in Boston, so to say he’s a Red Sox fan puts it mildly!  
 
The concert will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00 pm, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. MetWinds Music director Lewis J. Buckley and guest conductor Captain Kenneth Megan will conduct the program. Mr. Buckley will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm.  
 
Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, a concert band, is currently celebrating its 47th anniversary. 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.  
 
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.  
 
This and other concerts by MetWinds are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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