MetWinds Band Concert: At the Movies!
Sunday March 5, 2017
3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 46th season with their Winter Band Concert on Sunday, March 5 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. Mr. Buckley will deliver a pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm.
We will open with music from the early days of the silver screen, beginning with music from the pen of Erich Korngold, the John Williams of the early "talkie" days: highlights from his famed score for the 1940 Errol Flynn film, The Sea Hawk. We follow that with the first major piece on the program, Julie Giroux's exciting La Mezquita de Cordoba (The Mosque of Cordoba.) Though La Mezquita is not in itself movie music, Ms. Giroux is a very fine orchestrator and composer of film scores. Next we will screen the famed Parade of the Charioteers from Ben-Hur, while playing the never-to-be-forgotten music Miklos Rozsa wrote for that iconic scene. We'll close the first half with Eric Whitaker's riotous and campy Godzilla Eats Las Vegas. The second half will feature another screening, the 1929 Laurel and Hardy silent film, Double Whoopee, while we play period silent movie music. We'll close with Paul Hart's original piece, Cartoon.
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.mws-boston.org for information and directions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This and other concerts by MetWinds are funded in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
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