- $35 for two tickets to Metropolitan Winds Presents "Sing We Now of Christmas" (up to a $70 value)
- When: Sunday, December 8, at 3 p.m.
- Where: Dallas City Performance Hall
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 1:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Metropolitan Winds Presents "Sing We Now of Christmas"
Metropolitan Winds welcomes winter with its signature blend of fun and accessibility, performing a series of Christmas songs arranged by Randol Alan Bass. The Pink Elementary School Honor Choir and the Children's Chorus of Collin County join the orchestra for the festive program.
Metropolitan Winds exists for two purposes: to entertain and enlighten. President Thomas Cox folds these goals into each performance, balancing innovation against tradition to produce concerts that reach a broad audience. "If you like orchestral music without all the attendant stuffiness, you'll love us," Cox said. "If you enjoy Broadway tunes and big presentations, MetWinds is for you. And if you have a special fondness for big Hollywood movie scores, no other area group can compete."
In the past, the wind ensemble has reprised jazz works by Lyle Mays, military-band mainstays by Percy Grainger, and traditional orchestral pieces by Richard Wagner. But according to Cox, the ensemble's film-score concerts draw the biggest crowds. "Many of our concerts feature proprietary transcripts that are unavailable to other groups," Cox said. "We select interesting guest artists such as Broadway stars."
Since its incorporation in 1993, MetWinds has worked to fill a void in the concert scene. "We are trying hard to make the live listening experience survive!" Cox explained. To advance this cause, many of the ensemble's more than 55 musicians teach lessons in the community, minting saxophonists and bassoonists of the future.