Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Concert Series - The Racine Concert Band

Sunday July 11 is the first in a series of Sunday evening concerts presented by the Racine Concert Band under the direction of Mark Eichner. Concerts begin at 7:30 in July and at 7:00 in August. All concerts will be at the amphitheater on the grounds of the Racine Zoo on Main Street. While the Zoo does charge admission during the normal hours, admission to only the concert is free (starting at about 30 minutes before the concert).

The Racine Band has a long history of free concerts and quality performances. They were a key part of the centennial celebration for the City of Racine, and they were awarded the Sudler Silver Scroll by the John Phillip Sousa Foundation. And, as a person who has seen many performances by the group, they are very enjoyable.

This Sunday's performance (the 11th) includes a trumpet solo by the Director Mark Eichner, a clarinet duet, and the ever popular Light Cavalry Overture. And, of course, every concert ends with a march by John Phillip Sousa.

So, for the rest of the summer, you have another option instead of reruns on TV or housework. Enjoy the summer concert series by the Racine Concert Band.

UPDATE July 12: Here is a list of the guests that will perform with the Racine Concert Band this summer:

July 18 - Greg Berg from WGDT radio will sing an aria from The Marriage of Figaro as well as some popular songs.

July 25 - Featuring a saxophone quartet and an oboe soloist

August 1 - The annual children's concert featuring Michael Snider narrating Casey At the Bat

August 8 - Featuring flute and alto sax soloists

August 15 - Mezzo soprano Allison Hull from UW-Parkside will sing some Gershwin standards

August 22 - Will feature the music of the Big Bands

August 29 - Soprano Aimee Miller will sing a number of selections and another saxophone feature

1 comment:

Walter Tully said...

Summer concerts are one of the most exciting events that my band is always looking forward to. We'd often get invited to perform for the summer concerts in Denver that sometimes run for several nights. It really is a great feeling to be welcomed by amazing crowds in Denver. Summer concerts there are filled with awesome performances by various artists with lots of freebies too. Definitely an affair to remember!

Anyway, that's a great set of performances!