May 5 2019

Spring Concert

  • 3:00 PM
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum (directions)
    33 Marrett Road Lexington MA 02421 - free parking
    Pre-Concert Talk 30 minutes prior to performance

This concert will open with the third movement of Culloden, another wonderful piece by Julie Giroux, whom we have commissioned to write a major work for our 2020-21 50th anniversary season. Then you’ll hear the third of our three soloists for this year, Wolcott Humphrey, performing Artie Shaw’s exciting Concerto for Clarinet. The first half of the concert will close with another premiere, Buckley’s brand-new transcription of movements from Bizet’s Carmen Suites 1 and 2, bringing you some of the most exciting and familiar melodies from Bizet’s popular opera. We will, as always, welcome MetWinds teachers’ students to join us for the second half of the program. The middle school students will play Hugh Stewart’s Three Ayers from Gloucester, styled after early English folk music, and John Mackey’s Lightning Field. Finally, the high school students will join us for Buckley’s comprehensive and exciting arrangement of nearly all of the music from Meredith Willson’s famed Broadway show, The Music Man. We hope you will join us!

Culloden, Mvt IIIJulie Giroux
Concerto for Clarinet
Wolcott Humphrey, Clarinet soloist
Artie Shaw
Carmen SuiteBizet/Guiraud/arr. Buckley
Three Ayers from GloucesterHugh Stewart
Lightning FieldJohn Mackey
The Music ManWillson/arr. Buckley
Adult: $18
Senior (62+): $14
Student (5+): $6
Child (under 5): Free