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MetWinds Spring Band Concert: "Welcome, Students!"

Presented by Metropolitan Wind Symphony at Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, Lexington MA

May 05 2019
MetWinds Spring Band Concert: "Welcome, Students!"

The MetWinds will perform a Concert on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3pm, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. Featured are Concerto for Clarinet by Artie Shaw, Carmen Suite by Bizet and Meredith Willson’s The Music Man.

The MetWinds will continue their 48th season with their Spring Band Concert on Sunday, May 5, 2019 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 Culloden by Julie Giroux, Concerto for Clarinet by Artie Shaw/arr. Ted Parson with Wolcott Humphrey, Clarinet Soloist, and Carmen Suite by Bizet/Guiraud/arr. Buckley. MetWinds teachers’ students will join the ensemble for the second

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The MetWinds will continue their 48th season with their Spring Band Concert on Sunday, May 5, 2019 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 Culloden by Julie Giroux, Concerto for Clarinet by Artie Shaw/arr. Ted Parson with Wolcott Humphrey, Clarinet Soloist, and Carmen Suite by Bizet/Guiraud/arr. Buckley. MetWinds teachers’ students will join the ensemble for the second half. The middle school students will play Hugh Stewart’s Three Ayres from Gloucester and John Mackey’s Lightning Field and the high school students will play Lewis Buckley’s arrangement of the music from Meredith Willson’s famed Broadway show, The Music Man. 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 twelfth season with the MetWinds, Mr. Buckley has served them longer than any other music director.

Clarinetist Wolcott Humphrey earned a B.M. in Clarinet Performance from Ithaca College in 2006, and an M.M. and a Graduate Diploma in Clarinet Performance from the New England Conservatory. Humphrey is passionate about new music, and has performed in contemporary chamber ensembles in Ithaca, Providence (Ensemble Parallax), and Boston (Juventas and
Sound Icon). He was the principal clarinetist of the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds. While living in Providence, he was the principal clarinetist of Fall River Symphony and the co-principal clarinetist of the American Band. Humphrey regularly performs with the Metropolitan Wind Symphony and the Brookline Symphony.

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 Metropolitan Wind Symphony, a concert band, is currently celebrating its 48th 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.

Contact: 978-419-1697

Email: mws@mws-boston.org

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Music director Lewis J. Buckley will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm

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Scottish Rite Masonic Museum

33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421

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