Dec 7 2019
'Twas in the month of Christmas and all around Boston city, the MetWinds were stirring, preparing something quite pretty. The instruments all tuning and practicing with care, in hopes that our Holiday Pops Concert, soon would be there! Join the MetWinds for this special celebration of the holiday season as we share a selection of time-tested and new works to kindle your holiday spirit. Announcing the start of this exciting musical journey with brass fanfares, woodwind virtuosity and a few familiar Christmas tunes, we share Japanese composer Satoshi Yagisawa's Christmas Fantasia. With your attention fully captured, the MetWinds are excited to offer the world-premiere of a new transcription for winds of the symphonic holiday concert favorite A Carol Symphony by Victor Hely-Hutchinson, transcribed by Paul Noble. Composer friend to the MetWinds Julie Giroux leads us through the experience of dreaming about Tchaikovsky's famous Nutcracker Ballet in her Nutcracker Fantasia. Long considered one of the fathers of wind band writing, composer Percy Grainger created an instrumental setting of the Sussex Mummers Christmas Carol, arranged for band in this new edition by Larry Clark, paying homage to the great masters' style and orchestration. No Christmas holiday celebration would be complete without a reading of Clement C. Moore's iconic Twas the Night Before Christmas, set with lush virtuosity and thoughtful orchestration by Randol Bass. We bring this beautiful evening to a close with the help of our audience and community joining us in song, through a collection of holiday favorites in David Lovrien's A Christmas Sing-Along. Surely something for everyone in the family to enjoy; we hope to see you on December 7!
Child (under 5): $5