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Renowned Hanover Wind Symphony to Present Free 'Shake, Rattle and Rolling Thunder' Concert March 2 in Edison

Stella Hart

Friday, February 15, 2013 • 2:42pm

The celebrated Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) will present a lively, free concert, titled "Shake, Rattle and Rolling Thunder" on Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m., at Edison High School, 50 Boulevard of the Eagles, in Edison.

According to Matthew Paterno, symphony conductor, the concert will feature "music that is sure to move you!" The Hanover Wind Symphony will be performing alongside the Edison High School Wind Ensemble and will be inviting seniors at the high school to perform Henry Fillmore's "Rolling Thunder" with the symphony.

The HWS will also be presenting Instrumental Master Classes for the high school musicians during the afternoon. 

The March 2 program features an array of stirring music, including:

* "Variations on a Shaker Melody," by Aaron Copland

* "Blue Shades," by Frank Tichelli

* "Country Gardens," by Percy Grainger

* "Sheltering Sky," by John Mackey

* "Rolling Thunder," Henry Fillmore

The Hanover Wind Symphony is a unique extension of the great American tradition of adult music performance. One of only a handful of outstanding community-based adult wind bands in New Jersey, the Hanover Wind Symphony delights audiences of all ages by giving a contemporary twist to traditional favorites. The large orchestra, made up exclusively of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments, embraces as its mission bringing “music to people and people to music.”

For 25 years, The Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) has played to enthusiastic audiences. HWS members are volunteers who share a love for music as well as enriching the cultural fabric of the community with the thrill of live wind band performances.

By day, HWS members are accountants, engineers, teachers and executives. They come together to connect musically with others, share the enjoyment of music with live audiences, and help mentor the next generation of wind musicians.

For further information about the March 2 HWS concert, visit www.hanoverwinds.org.

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