Sunday, August 13, 2017

Not much of the summer left

The Milwaukee Community Music Blog will take a short recess until after Labor Day.  The new season is being planned now.  And the calendar of community music group concerts will be published in September.

See you then!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Summer Season is almost gone

Just a couple of concerts are left in the summer season.

The Concord Chamber Orchestra performs on August 6 in the Franklin Lions Park at 2 PM, and again in Glendale on Wednesday August 9 at the Community park on Bender Road at 7 PM.  Their concert this summer is a lot of fun.  You will enjoy it.

The Racine Concert Band finishes its summer season at the Racine Zoo on August 6 and 13, both concerts beginning at 7 PM.  RCB welcomes Ami Bouterse on the 6th and Mellisa Cardamone on the 13th.  And don't forget the Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular drawings on the 13th for all the great prizes.  Drawings will be held after each selection in the program.  The Grand Prize this year is a Fitbit.  You don't want to miss it.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Racine Concert Band

The last of the summer concerts are coming up.  In Racine, the Racine Concert Band finishes its summer season the first two weeks of August.  On Sunday August 6, the band welcomes soprano Ami Bouterse, who will perform both classical and popular selections.  Clarinetist Tim Bell will salute the great Artie Shaw.

On Sunday August 13, soprano Melissa Cardamone operatic favorites as well as music by Gershwin.  Nick Stainbrook will supply the fireworks on the xylophone, literally!

And the big giveaway happens on the 13th, when all the prizes are given away in the Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular.  But in order to participate, you need to enter the Racine Concert Band Quiz, held at each concert.  The more entries into the quiz, the better your chances of winning a prize in the sweepstakes.  So, best to attend as many of the Racine concerts as you can.

Just a reminder, the best entrance to the Zoo for the concerts is on Augusta Street.

See you there.

Sunday, July 23, 2017


The Concord Chamber Orchestra performs at the Boerner Botanical Gardens Thursday July 27 beginning at 6:30.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket for a relaxing evening of great music.  The Concerts in the Gardens will also have food and beverages there in the event you are coming directly from your work.

And did I mention that the concert and parking are free?

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A new web site for the Racine Concert Band

The Racine Concert Band has begun their summer series of concerts at the Kiwanis amphitheater on the grounds of the Racine Zoo.  The Band performs every Sunday evening in July beginning at 7 PM. For the first two Sundays in August, the concerts begin at 6:30.  Participate in the Quiz Question at each concert.  The winner of the Quiz Question wins an American Flag from Ace Heating and Cooling on Main Street.  And everyone who enters the Quiz will be entered in the big Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular at the last concert (August 13) where prizes will be given out after each musical selection.

For more information, see their new web site.

The concerts are always fun and are a relaxing way to end the weekend.  Be sure to take one in...or maybe every one!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

News from the Concord Chamber Orchestra

The summer season for the CCO has been extended.  They will perform at the Boerner Botanical Gardens on Thursday July 27 at 6:30 PM.  It's good to see them back at that venue.  Hopefully the rain will stay away for that night.

Also, there is a time change for the CCO concert in Glendale, as a part of Music in the Glen.  The concert will begin at 7 PM, rather than the previously published 6:30.

Finally, the first summer performance of the Concord Chamber Orchestra is Wednesday July 12 at the New Berlin Library Park.  The concert begins at 6:30.

Hopefully one of the four concert locations is near you.  The CCO show will be a good one that you don't want to miss.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Happy Independence Day!

Enjoy all of the festivities and patriotic music performed for you by the volunteer members of many of our community bands and orchestras, as we celebrate our Independence.  And if you come across some of these musicians before or after their performance, be sure to thank them for their performance.  I know they will appreciate it.