Soloists Hull, Eichner featured at RCB Sunday
The Racine Concert Band (RCB) welcomes vocalist Allison Hull to its Sunday, Aug. 12 concert at the Racine Zoo. Led by UW-Parkside Music Professor Mark Eichner who also performs a trumpet solo, the band also plays selections from the musical "South Pacific," marches by John Philip Sousa and Russell Alexander, and much more starting at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Hull has sung with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Skylight and Florentine Opera companies of Milwaukee, and she is a voice teacher at UW-Parkside. She sings the Italian songs "O del mio amato ben" by Stefano Donaudy and "Funiculi Funicula," the popular Neopolitan song, by Luigi Denza. She returns later in the concert to sing "I've Made My Plans for the Summer" by John Philip Sousa and "I Feel a Song Comin' On" by Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields.
Eichner, a member of the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra and BrassWorks, a professional brass quintet, performs "Trumpet By Candlelight" by Terry Kenny.
The concert features the overture to Camille Saint-Saëns' one act opera "The Yellow Princess" and "Angel Band," a symphonic setting of modern chorales by Walter Hartley. Music from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" and marches by John Philip Sousa, Russell Alexander, and George Kenny complete the program. Don Rosen, program director for 92.1 Lite Rock and WRJN-AM is Master of CeremoniesThe free concert takes place at the Kiwanis Amphitheater on the east side of the zoo grounds. The zoo opens for free admission to the concert at 6:15 p.m. A courtesy cart, for those who need assistance, is available at the Walton and Augusta Street gates from 6:15 p.m. and after the concert. There is no fixed seating at the concert venue. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.