The Racine Concert Band and the J.I. Case High School Symphonic Band will perform a joint concert Tuesday night (May 21) in the high school’s theater, 7345 Washington Ave. in Racine.
The concert starts at 7:30 p.m.
Max Feiler conducts the Case Symphonic Band, whose program will feature music from Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton”; “Chorale” by Vaclav Nelhybel; and Jared Spears’ “Scenario.”
The Case students will also perform Frank Erickson’s arrangements of James Bond movie themes and Clare Grundman’s “American Folk Rhapsody No. 2.”
Feiler — a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Music Department with concentrations in Music Education, Violin Performance and Jazz Studies — is completing his first year as director of instrumental music at Case.
Conductor Mark Eichner leads the Racine Concert Band, an adult community band that features several members who live in Kenosha.
The Concert Band’s program includes a sinfonia called “The River” by Dutch composer Jurriaan Andriessen, ballet music from the movie “Spartacus” by Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian and “From Every Horizon,” Pulitzer Prize winner Norman Dello Joio’s tone poem to New York.
Eichner’s new arrangement of Handel’s “Air and Variations” — better known by the nickname “The Harmonious Blacksmith” — will be premiered by the band at this concert.
For the concert’s finale, the bands will combine forces on “Fandango,” which Eichner calls “a 1952 light classic music favorite from the pen of Floyd Perkins.”
The Case High School Theater is accessed from the North Theater Door. Free parking is available in the North Student Lot. Admission to Tuesday night’s concert is $5 for adults, $4 for students and $3 for senior citizens and children age 6 and younger.