Photo:Belmont High School Wind Ensemble
The old vaudeville chestnut goes:
“A stranger asks a New Yorker, ‘How do you get to Carnegie Hall?'”
But for the Belmont High School Wind Ensemble, its path to the stage of Boston’s historic Symphony Hall was paved with gold … a gold medal.
The Wind Ensemble has been invited to perform at Symphony Hall on Saturday, April 16, as a result of its winning performance at the recently-completed Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association festival.
And Belmont residents can join in the achievement as its gig is open to the public for free.
The Wind Ensemble will take the stage at 1:30 p.m. sharp, and its performance will last about 20 to 30 minutes.
“If you are looking for a wonderful way to kick off your April vacation, please consider coming to hear this performance by our Wind Ensemble,” said Arto Asadoorian, director of Fine & Performing Arts for Belmont’s public schools.
Asadoorian said this year’s Wind Ensemble is an unusually wonderful group of kids, most of whom are seniors.
“This will be a fitting capstone to their music years at Belmont High School, and something that they’ll remember forever. Having a large, supportive audience made up of their teachers would make the day even more special,” he said.
“Let’s pack the place!” said Asadoorian.