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Salem Winds Concert at SSU May 27

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Credit: Salem Winds Facebook.
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Salem Winds, a 40-member professional wind ensemble, will present the second part of its concert series of modern band works inspired by the Renaissance.  The concert, which is open to the public, will be Tues. May 27 at 7:30 pm in the Recital Hall at Salem State University.

Included in the program is Flourishes and Meditations on a Renaissance Theme by Michael Gandolfi, a Boston-based composer who teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music. Flourishes and Meditations is a set of seven variations on a Renaissance tune.

Salem Winds will also be performing Canzona by Peter Mennin. American composer Mennin was for many years President of the Juilliard School of Music.  Canzona is the one piece he wrote for concert band.

Salem Winds is made up of accomplished musicians from Boston's North Shore and surrounding communities and is dedicated to preserving the extraordinary wind band heritage of Salem.

“We are passionate about the wind band,” conductor Mark Aldrich said. “We seek to share that passion by performing this wonderful music for those who have developed a taste for this genre and for  those who, by coming to our concerts, may develop one.”

“Modern Wind Band Words Inspired by the Renaissance, Part 2” will be Tues. May 27, 7:30 pm, Salem State University Concert Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem, MA. Admission is free of charge. For information, visit www.salemwinds.org.

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