Winter Concert: "Giannini's Great Symphony"

Lewis J. Buckley
Sunday, March 3, 2013
2:00 PM
Pre-concert talk 30 minutes prior to concert
Location Cary Hall
1605 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420 7
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free parking

Admission Adult: $18
Senior (62+): $14
Student (5+): $6
Child (under 5): Free
Event Poster 138k PDF
Program Notes 100k PDF

We’ll open the winter concert with Vittorio Giannini’s great work for band, his 1958 Symphony No. 3. Harkening back to the Romantic Era, this wonderful work, by turns technically difficult and warmly melodic, will warm your hearts. Next we’ll feature the winner of the MWS annual solo competition for our own members, not yet held. We’ll close with Andrew Boysen’s remarkable Kirkpatrick Fanfare, which morphs magically from those traditional high energy Irish dance sounds into perhaps the most famous Irish ballad of all. The second half will open with Charles Ives’ humorous musical representation of the somewhat inept town bands of his youth, Country Band March, followed by a major 20th century piece, Vincent Persichetti’s masterwork, Masquerade. Then we’ll close with Frank Ticheli’s amazing musical representation of a historic explosion of nature, Vesuvius.

Symphony No. 3 Vittorio Giannini
Untitled TBA
2013 MWS Concerto Competition Winner
Kirkpatrick Fanfare Andrew Boysen
Country Band March Charles Ives
Masquerade Vincent Persichetti
Vesuvius Frank Ticheli

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