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    MWS Spring Concert: Happy 40th Anniversary!

    Presented by at Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

    May 15, 2011


    MWS Spring Concert: Happy 40th Anniversary!

    This exciting Anniversary Celebration Band Concert by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony will open with the winner of the MWS fanfare competition, Joseph Eidson’s To Those Who Fly. Dmitri Shostakovitch’s Festive Overture will be the first major work on this festive occasion, followed by Eric Whitacre’s lovely October. Elisabeth Axtell, the winner of the MWS’ annual Member Solo Competition will perform Paul Dukas’ compelling and exciting Villanelle for horn and wind ensemble. A guest conducting appearance by longtime MWS friend Tom Everett, of Harvard University will follow. Tom has chosen to conduct Karel Husa’s Smetana Fanfare and Thomas Duffy’s And Flights of Angels Sing Thee to thy Rest - dedicated to MWS founder, Jerry Gardner. MWS Music Director Lewis Buckley’s Con Sabor Español will close the first half. Following intermission, over two dozen MWS alumni will join in the fun, beginning with the final piece in the MWS’ very first concert 40 years ago, Charles Ives’ Variations on America. They will then swing into Bernstein’s joyous Three Dances from On the Town, followed by the concert’s closing selection, Alfred Reed’s moving and exciting Armenian Dances, Part I.

    Cary Memorial Hall (Battin Hall)

    1605 Massachusetts Ave
    Lexington, MA 02420

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    Adults $18.00 Seniors $14.00 Students with ID $14.00 Child (5-18) $6

    General Day and Time Info:

    2 pm

    Phone: 617 796-9990


    From Route I-95/128: Take the Route 4/225 exit (Exit 31A) toward Lexington and proceed several miles. You will pass the town green and the center shops. Cary Hall is just beyond the post office and Town Hall on the left, at the top of the circular drive.

    From Boston: Take Route 2 West to the Waltham Street, Lexington exit and follow Waltham Street approximately 2 miles until it ends in the center of Lexington. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue. Cary Hall is just beyond the post office and Town Hall on the left, at the top of the circular drive.

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