MetWinds Band Concert: Lenny's Turned 100!Sunday November 4, 2018
3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will begin their 48th season with their Fall Band Concert on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 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 Candide Suite, Slava!, and Divertimento by Leonard Bernstein, all arranged by Clare Grundman, Symphony in B flat by Paul Hindemith, Diversion for Alto Saxophone and Band by Bernhard Heiden with Andy Wilds, Alto Saxophone soloist, French Impressions by Guy Woolfenden, and Equus by Eric Whitacre. 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.
Andy Wilds is a saxophonist and music educator based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has performed with such acclaimed groups as the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the University of Texas Wind Ensemble. He has also performed professionally with a variety of chamber ensembles. He is currently the alto saxophonist for the Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet. Wilds can be heard on several recordings, including the most recent TexSax album, Over the Rainbow and Bach Again. Andy earned his Bachelor’s degree and Master's degree in Music Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts at the New England Conservatory, where he studies saxophone with Ken Radnofsky.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
MetWinds Band Concert
Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum
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