Orchester Racine Concert on July 18th at Jeanie Hatfield |

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RACINE – The Racine Concert Band will continue its 99th year of concerts with a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 18, in the Kiwanis Amphitheater at Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St.

Jeanie Hatfield will be the guest singer and Kyle Miskovic will be the soloist on the xylophone.

The concert will feature music by GF Handel. The Royal Fireworks Music, composed in 1749, is considered a spectacle of British pride and joy. The ballet music of “Les Deux Pigeons” by Frenchman André Messager is a fable of young love and infidelity.

Hatfield is Miss Racine 1986, Miss Wisconsin 1988, and she sang on a USO tour to entertain American troops in the Far East. She sings two songs introduced by Fred Astaire, “Cheek to Cheek” by Irving Berlin and “Fascinating Rhythm” by the Gershwin brothers. They are associated with “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning” by Mann and Hilliard and “Don’t Know Why” from Norah Jones’ debut album.

Miskovic will perform the energetic “Gypsy Rondo” by Joseph Haydn.

Warren Barker’s medley of “Tin Pan Alley” favorites and the marches of John Philip Sousa, George Kenny, Davide Delle Cese and Percy Grainger round out the program.

Doors on Walton Avenue and Augusta Street open for free admission to the concert 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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