The Racine Concert Band has solo trumpeter Tim Burke July 11 |


RACINE – The Racine Concert Band continues its 99th year of concerts at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11 with a free performance at the Racine Zoo Kiwanis Amphitheater, 2131 N. Main St. Tim Burke, lead trumpet for the Disney National Touring Company production of “Frozen”, will be the guest soloist.

The concert will highlight two works by British composers. Gordon Jacob’s “Alexandra Palace” is the concert overture composed for the palace’s centenary in 1975. A huge and iconic landmark in North London, the music reflects its noble architecture. Oscar-winning composer Malcolm Arnold’s “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo” is the central work, an adaptation of the “Little Suite for Brass.”

Burke, a Racine native and a graduate of Case High School, attended Berklee School before graduating from UW-Parkside in 1982. He toured with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and the Woody Herman Thundering Herd before moving to settling in Chicago where he performed in Broadway pit orchestras. . He will perform “Soliloquy for Trumpet” by Tulane composer John Morrissey, “Dramatic Essay” by Clifton Williams and will continue the season’s tribute to Sammy Nestico, paying homage to Conrad Gozzo, “Portrait of a Trumpet”. Burke’s performance is supported by the Racine Arts Council’s ArtSeed grants program.

Three dance selections, “Rowdy Dance” by Bernard Tuthill, “Habanera” by Emmanuel Chabrier and “Mambo Jambo” by Perez Prado are in the spotlight. Marches by John Philip Sousa, Henry Fillmore and Karl King complete the programme.

Gates on Walton Avenue and Augusta Street open for free at 7 p.m. A courtesy cart is available before and after the concert. There are no fixed seats in the concert hall.


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