Minnesota Symphonic Winds playing at Andover High School

The Minnesota Symphonic Winds will launch its 35th performance season with a free concert Sunday, Oct. 28 at Andover High School, 3 p.m.

The 90-member Twin Cities adult band will play selections that musically depict the concert theme “Let’s Dance.” Dr. Timothy Mahr conducts.

The winds will open the concert with “Armenian Dances, Part 1,” composed by Alfred Reed. Warren Benson’s “The Solitary Dancer” follows then British composer Malcolm Arnold’s “Clarinet Concert No. 2” will feature MSW soloist Chelsea Kimpton.

Contemporary Northfield composer Daniel Kallman’s composition “Metamorphoses on an Original Cakewalk” completes the first half of the concert.

After intermission, the  symphonic winds will perform 20th century composer Aram Khachaturian’s “Dancing Song,” then Mahr’s “When I Close My Eyes, I See Dancers,” a fantasy work, followed by John Phillip Sousa’s “Washington Post March.” The concert ends with British composer Kenneth Hesketh’s “Danceries.”

For more information, visit the band’s website at www.mswinds.org or call 612-567-9463.

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