The second performance of the 2018 Summer Concert Series
June 17, 2018
KING BAND PERFORMS IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOCUS THEME
On June 17, the King Band continued their summer season following a spring outbreak of rain, complete with thunder and lightning. This past year, the Iowa Central College chose the country of Italy for its cultural emphasis, and several selections on the program reflected that heritage in music.
The first number on the evening program was Florentiner, a march written by Julius Fucik. After the rain clouds blew away, the evening crowd grew.
The second number on the evening program was Karl King's march Invictus (1921), performed as a tribute to Roger Anderson, a former King Band member who had recently passed away. Invictus was one of Roger's favorite marches.
A trumpet trio was featured on the program, and the trio included, from left, Tim Miller from Humboldt, David Swaroff from Dayton, and Harlan Vande Berg from Fort Dodge. They performed the familiar Carnival Variations, based on the traditional solo, ‘The Carnival of Venice’. Listen to a portion.
Next was a tune played as a tribute to another King Band member who had recently died. The Alan Bridge tribute was the march L'Inglesina (The Little English Girl) composed by Davide Della Cese.
Assistant Conductor Dr. David Klee led the band on the next two numbers, starting with Karl L. King's waltz Venetian Beauties (1909).
Finiculi, Funicula composed by Luigi Denza followed.
The best known signature song of Tony Bennett, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, was sung tonight by Roger Netz.
The overture for this evening was Rossinni's The Italian in Algiers.
A Memorial in Music to Alan Bridge and Roger Anderson was Karl L. King's Dirge, Our Last Farewell.
The band then performed Karl King's 1931 galop Prestissimo.
Listen to Prestissimo Galop.
Watch this galop. (30 mb MPG file) ------->
The last tune on the ICCC Focus Themed program was Boccalari's march Il Bersagliere.
This program finished with the playing of our National Anthem.
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