RACINE – The Racine Concert Band continues its 99th year of concerts at 7 p.m. on Sunday August 8 at the Racine Zoo Kiwanis Amphitheater, 2131 N. Main St.
Melissa Cardamone is the guest soprano artist and Eric Weiss is the bugle soloist. Works presented include orchestral music by Franz Joseph Haydn, “Saint Anthony Divertimento” and an overture by Canadian Robert Grunewald, “Rhinefels”.
Cardamone makes her eighth guest artist appearance with the Racine Concert Band. A graduate of Lawrence University and the Eastman School of Music, the Carthage College coach and accompanist performs frequently on professional stages, including at the Skylight Opera Theater and the Milwaukee Opera Theater. She sings a symphonic setting of a popular folk song, “The Water is Wide” and an aria by Mozart, “Alelluia” by Exultate Jubilate. Cardamone returns to the stage to sing Broadway music, “All the Things You Are” by Kern and Hammerstein, and “But Not for Me” by the Gershwin brothers.
Weiss continues the group’s salute throughout the season to the music of Sammy Nestico, as a soloist in “Rhapsody for Flugelhorn and Band”.
The program includes Henry Hadley’s musical cartoon series “Silhouettes”, ragtime music by Stephen Kent Goodman and “Sea Songs” by Vaughan Williams. The “Belle du bal” by Leroy Anderson and the steps by John Philip Sousa complete the concert.