After much discussion about the impending snow overnight and tomorrow, as well as consultation with Symphony Hall, the MMEA Executive Board has made the decision to postpone the All-State Concert scheduled for tomorrow, March 4th.
This was a very difficult decision that we understand will have several impacts on our students, families and programs. However, our decision is based entirely on the safety of all students, families and directors who planned to travel to Boston tomorrow.
We do know how disappointing this decision is for the students participating but we will be working with Symphony Hall to see if we can find an alternate date to have the performance.
The 69th Annual Massachusetts All-State Concert features more than 500 of the Commonwealth’s most dedicated up-and-coming musicians in chorus, orchestra, concert band, and jazz. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Music Education Association, a federated state unit of the 75,000-member National Association for Music Education, the annual all-state concert offers talented high school students the opportunity to rehearse and perform under the direction of nationally recognized conductors, this year featuring: Arianne Abela, chorus; Ayn Inserto, jazz band; Charles Peltz, concert band; Jonathan Page, orchestra. Some 1,000 students audition each year, and only about 500 are accepted. After an intensive rehearsal process, the students celebrate their hard work and achievement with this exciting performance at Boston Symphony Hall. The varied program offers an array of composers, including Gwyneth Walker (choral), Anna Webber (Jazz), Colman and Bernstein (concert band), and Prokofiev (orchestra), and many others from traditional to contemporary. Please join us in celebrating Massachusetts' best and brightest young artists!