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Metropolitan Wind Symphony to Perform Band Concert: Dances

The Metropolitan Wind Symphony celebrates dance with the music in this concert. Dance has played an important, even central, role through music history. Much of their standard repertoire was either written to be danced to (ballet, theater pieces, etc.) or was composed with imaginary dancers in mind. Nearly every piece on this program falls into that category, resulting in a concert that will be full of life and motion. They will also welcome talented student musicians to join them on the stage.

Jamaica Plain, MA, April 13, 2014 --( The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 43rd season with their Spring Concert, "Dance with the MWS," on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm, at Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA. MWS Music director Lewis J. Buckley will conduct the program. Featured on this program which celebrates the world of dance will be Rolling Thunder by Henry Fillmore, Postcard by Frank Ticheli, and Carmina Burana by Carl Orff/arr. John Krance. Talented student musicians will join the MWS musicians for these selections: Dances of Innocence by Jan Van der Roost, Turkey in the Straw arranged by Lewis Buckley, Solitary Dancer by Warren Benson, and English Folk Song Suite by Ralph Vaughan Williams. 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 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.

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 MWS Concert Line at (617) 983-1370 to reserve or purchase tickets. Visit the MWS web page at for information and directions. Email with any questions.

Founded by Jerry Gardner in 1971, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony, a concert band, is currently celebrating its 43rd anniversary. The MWS 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.
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617 983-1370

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