L’Harmonie Racine continues its 99th season of free concerts on Sunday July 11 at the Racine Zoo.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Tim Burke, lead trumpet of the Disney National Touring Company production of “Frozen”, will be the guest soloist.
Mark Eichner, musical director of the group since 2002, will lead the program.
Don Rosen, professional radio host for 49 years, is the master of ceremonies.
Burke is originally from Racine and graduated from JI Case High School. He studied at the Berklee School of Music before graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in 1982.
Burke toured with the Stan Kenton Orchestra and the Woody Herman Thundering Herd, before settling in Chicago where he performed in the Broadway pit orchestras in Chicago theaters.
On Sunday evening, he will perform “Soliloquy for Trumpet” by Tulane composer John Morrissey, “Dramatic Essay” by Clifton Williams and help continue the group’s tribute to the late composer and arranger Sammy Nestico, paying homage to Conrad Gozzo, “Portrait of a trumpet. ” During his long career, Nestico – who died on January 17 at the age of 96 – has published nearly 600 issues.
The official Town of Racine Marching Band, which includes several members of Kenosha, presents its 1,496th free concert.