Posted by boston.com February 5, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Middlesex Concert Band:
Join the Middlesex Concert Band in its new concert venue and celebrate love through the ages with the spring concert, “Romance & Roses.” Your heart will go a flutter during the first act as you listen to classical pieces such the overture from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Howard Hanson’s second movement “Romantic” from Symphony No. 2, “Tango Fuego” by Jerome Thomas featuring accordion, and Wagner’s “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin.
Your heart will continue to swell with the second act, as the band plays a variety of popular love songs from the ages. Tap your shoes to “A String of Pearls” and “Begin the Beguine”. Go crazy with “Great Ball of Fire” and “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” and pretend to be a Righteous Brother as you sing along to “Unchained Melody”. Your heart will burst in the third act, as you listen to Ravel’s very romantic “Bolero”.
Finally, close out the show by signing along to Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch over Me” and selections from Phantom of the Opera and Frank Sinatra’s playlist. The band is pleased to once again welcome accordionist, Lynda Fish, a member of the New Hampshire Accordion Association and the Central Massachusetts Accordion Club. Audience members can enjoy free refreshments and bid on a variety of beautiful raffle baskets.
The Middlesex Concert Band of Wakefield, Massachusetts plays traditional and contemporary wind ensemble music, marches, big band sounds, folk tunes and music from Broadway and Hollywood. Middlesex Concert Band is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization made up of volunteer musicians and led by conductor, Mark E. Olson, assistant Director of the Bands of Harvard University.
Romance & Roses is on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 23 at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and children. On Saturday night, Northeast Metro Vocational School students can enjoy the show for $12 as long as they produce school IDs.
The concert is held at the Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School at 100 Hemlock Road in Wakefield, MA. For directions, please visit www.northeastmetrotech.com and click on “directions”. The Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational School is handicapped accessible. Tickets can be ordered through mcbconcertband.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 781-670-7662, or at the door.