May 1 2022

Spring Concert

  • 3:00 PM
  • Scottish Rite Masonic Museum (directions)
    33 Marrett Road Lexington MA 02421 - free parking
    Pre-Concert Talk 30 minutes prior to performance

Honoring 50 years since its founding, MetWinds Conductor Laureate, Lew Buckley, returns to conduct the world premiere performance of Julie Giroux's Sixth Symphony. The composer comments that "the symphony under development is becoming my 'New Worlds' symphony and let me just say, you better bring survival gear because these new worlds are untouched, untamed and waiting for you to colonize them."

For the concert's first half, Rick Wyman conducts other works with the "other-worldly" theme, opening with the minimalist-inspired fanfare Short Ride in a Fast Machine of John Adams. Eric Whitacre's beautiful Lux Aurumque evokes "light and gold" found in the nighttime sky, serving as stark contrast to the jazz/film noire-inspired As Midnight on a Moonless Night by young composer Mark Markowski. Charles Ives, sometimes regarded as "out of this world" for his witty treatments of familiar tunes, doesn't disappoint with his Variations on America, alongside Sousa's march The Thunderer and Gustav Holst's take on Bach's Fugue a la Gigue. You won't want to miss this concert that's sure to be an important musical milestone in MetWinds history!

Short Ride in a Fast MachineJohn Adams/trans. Odom
Bach's Fugue a la GigueGustav Holst
Lux AurumqueEric Whitacre
Variations on AmericaCharles Ives
The ThundererJohn Philip Sousa
As Midnight on a Moonless NightMark Markowski
Symphony No. 6Julie Giroux
Rick Wyman

Admission

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