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WestwoodWinds to entertain town in August

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Melinda Garfield, Executive Director of the Westwood Media Center, will narrate “Peter and the Wolf” at the upcoming WestwoodWinds Community Band concert Monday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. "Peter and the Wolf" is a musical depiction of a Russian fairy tale that will be a special treat for young children and the young of heart.

Ms. Garfield heads Westwood’s very own local TV and media center. She, along with two assistants, is responsible for ensuring that the local education and government channels (Comcast and  Channels 8, 12, and 22; Verizon channels 32 and 42) provide relevant and interesting content to Westwood cable subscribers.

The concert is presented as part of “Art and Soul,” a collaboration between WestwoodWinds and the Westwood Artist Group. The group's exhibit, featuring artwork by ceramicist Lisa WB Walker, painter Carol Ahearn, photographer Karen Cagan, ceramicist Jane Wojick, fiber artist Kathy Zola, and painter Maureen Obey, will be open before and during performances.

Executive Director Melinda Garfield of Westwood Media Center will narrate WestwoodWinds’ performance of ‘Peter and the Wolf.’

Executive Director Melinda Garfield of Westwood Media Center will narrate WestwoodWinds’ performance of ‘Peter and the Wolf.’

WestwoodWinds, under the direction of James Giurleo, will perform its usual eclectic blend of familiar pieces. The theme for this concert is “Where the Wild Things Are,” featuring musical pieces about animals including "Tiger Rag," "Pink Panther," "Baby Elephant Walk," "The Swan," "Chameleon," "Beauty and the Beast," "Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite March," and "Peter and the Wolf."

In addition to enjoying music and art, audience members will have the opportunity to make their own animal-themed quilt square using available art materials before and during the concert. The finished quilt will be displayed at the Westwood Artists Gallery, housed in the Westwood Media Center at 15 Perwal Street in Westwood.  A reception will take place in September to view the finished artwork.

The concert is free and located at Westwood High School cafeteria courtyard starting at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available. Attendees are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the WHS Auditorium.

For more information about WestwoodWinds Community Band, Westwood Media Center, or Westwood Artists, visit,,, and, respectively.

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