Several pieces on this program represent rides of one kind or another. Fillmore's The Klaxon march suggests the horn of early automobiles; Ticheli’s Blue Shades takes us tearing through the land of the blues; "Gandalf", from de Meij’s Lord of the Rings represents a ride on his gallant steed Shadowfax; and then there is Michael Markowski’s Joyride. Not only is this last piece a superb work, but Markowski wrote it just after graduating from high school! Rounding out our program will be Frank Ticheli’s gorgeous arrangement of Amazing Grace; another wonderful piece (remember Asphalt Cocktail?) by Cambridge composer John Mackey, Kingfishers Catch Fire; and our second member soloist of the season, Robert Howe, performing Donizetti’s wonderful Concertino for English Horn. Originally written for orchestra, Music Director Buckley has transcribed it for winds especially for this performance.

Blue ShadesFrank Ticheli
Concertino for English Horn
Robert Howe, English Horn soloist
Donizetti/trans. Buckley
Lincolnshire PosyPercy Grainger
Lord of the Rings: GandalfJohan de Meij
JoyrideMichael Markowski
Amazing GraceFrank Ticheli
Kingfishers Catch FireJohn Mackey
The KlaxonHenry Fillmore


Adult: $18
Senior (62+): $14
Student (5+): $6
Child (under 5): Free