Sunday, July 22, 2018

Racine Concert Band summer nights at the zoo

The Racine Concert Band continues its series of summer concerts at the Racine Zoo on Sunday evenings.  The July concerts will begin at 7:30.  The August concerts will begin at 7 due to the earlier setting sun.  Here's a quick summary of the upcoming concerts.

  • July 22 featuring guest conductor Don Young with Beth Kapralian on flute, 7:30.  As an added treat, Don Rosen will narrate The Pied Piper of Hamlin.
  • July 29 featuring baritone Greg Berg with Jacob Cole on xylophone, 7:30
  • August 5 featuring former Miss Wisconsin Jeanie Hatfield with Jack Niccolai, Eric Pelky, and Graham Westley on trumpets at 7:00
  • August 12 featuring tenor Edson Melendez with Adam Maegaard, Esther Wilson, Katie Matteson, and Natalie Bakken on french horns at 7:00
And this year the Racine Concert Band continues their Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular.  Enter the Racine Concert Band Quiz at each concert and be entered for special prizes from these businesses:
  • Toppers Pizza
  • Bucket's Pub
  • Salute Italian Restaurant
  • Javier's Cuisine
  • Wells Brothers Restaurant
  • The Ivanhoe
  • Infusino's
  • Jose's Blue Sombrero
  • The Yardarm
  • Buona Vita Pizza
All entries (correct or not) are entered into drawings for wonderful prizes from these great places.  The grand prize this year is a Fitbit smart fitness watch from Best Buy.  The drawings will be held after every piece of music at the August 12 concert.  Be sure to attend all of the concerts to maximize your changes in the Summer Sweepstakes Spectacular!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Summer concerts by the Concord Chamber Orchestra

The Concord Chamber Orchestra will be playing three free concerts this summer.  The CCO performs a nice mix of light classics and show / movie music, as well as some patriotic tunes...perfect for a summer afternoon or evening.  Bring lawn chairs, some snacks and beverages, and enjoy a wonderful respite from the busy summer schedule.

The CCO performs their first concert in New Berlin at the Library Green on Wednesday July 25th beginning at 6:30.

The CCO next appears in Glendale as a part of Brass Bell's Sundays in the Park series at the Maslowski Community Park on Bender Road.  The concert begins at 2 PM.

Finally, the concert series winds up in Franklin at the Lions Park off of Loomis Road on Sunday August 5 at 2 PM. 

Don't miss the CCO this summer.  Lots of options all over the Milwaukee area!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Special summer concert by the Milwaukee Festival Brass

The Milwaukee Festival Brass will perform as a part of the Live at the Peck Pavilion series at the Marcus Center.  Specifically, their concert begins at 2 PM on Sunday July 22.  The seating area is covered for those extremely sunny summer days (and rainy ones, too).  Come out and enjoy the sound of MFB for the summer.

The River Edge Patio will be open for refreshments.  And best of all, the concert is free.

For more information, see the Live at the Peck Pavilion web page.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

After a short absence

We return after a short absence for things like work.

The summer concerts are in full swing now.  beginning on July 1, the Racine Concert Band begins another season of Summer Sunday Evenings at the Racine Zoo.  The concerts are free and begin at 7:30 in July and 7 PM in August.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket, and maybe an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. 

The Shorewood Concert Band also performs for the July 4th celebration in Shorewood.  This summer they celebrate the not-so-famous marches of John Phillip Sousa.  They will perform at Atwater Park on the 4th as well as the 19th.

And there are many other groups performing outdoors this summer.  Take in a concert or two and enjoy the music, the fun, and the wonderful Wisconsin outdoors.