The Metropolitan Wind Symphony will continue their 48th season with 3 Free traditional outdoor Band Concerts on Thursday July 11, 18, and 25, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm, at Hastings Park, Levi Burnell Bandstand, Mass. Ave. and Worthen Road, Lexington, MA. MetWinds Music Director Lewis Buckley will conduct the program.
Selections will include Stars and Stripes Forever and The Thunderer by John Philip Sousa, Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh, Selections from Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin, Candide Suite and Slava! by Leonard Bernstein, Bugler's Holiday by LeRoy Anderson, The Klaxon by Henry Fillmore, Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger, and The Music Man by Meredith Willson/arranged by Lewis Buckley.
Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and to picnic while enjoying the concerts. The concerts will be held, weather
MetWinds Music Director 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.
Admission and Parking are FREE! Visit the MetWinds web page at https://www.metwinds.org for information and directions.
Email email@example.com or call the MetWinds Concert Line at (978) 419-1697 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.
These concerts by the Metropolitan Wind Symphony are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and the Lexington Council for the Arts.