CONCERT INFO

Free Concert Schedule 2021-2022 Season

Sunday, October 17, 2021 Concert
Sponsor – Shelter for Abused Women & Children
Sponsored by Kathy & Craig Fenton
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Sunday, November 7, 2021
Sponsor – Christmas in July Foundation
Sponsored by Bill Ricigliano
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Cambier Park Bandshell

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Sponsored by The Miles’ Family
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Sunday, January 16, 2022
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Sunday, February 13, 2022
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
Sponsored by Kathy & Craig Fenton
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Special 50th Anniversary Concert
Saturday, March 5, 2022
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artis-Naples, Hayes Hall

Special 50th Anniversary Concert
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Sponsor – Moran Wealth Management
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Saturday, March 26, 2022
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
Sponsored by Kathy & Craig Fenton
7:00 pm
The Cambier Park Bandshell

Sunday, April 24, 2022
Sponsor – Cadence Music, Inc.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Cambier Park Bandshell

CURRENT REPERTOIRE

NAPLES CONCERT BAND 50TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL | MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for the 2021 – 2022 Season
All concerts are held from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Cambier Park Band Shell except where indicated

PAST REPERTOIRES

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 49TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2020 – 2021 Season

Sunday, October 18, 2020 – CANCELLED

Sunday, November 8, 2020 – CANCELLED

Sunday, December 6, 2020 Concert  – CANCELLED
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo sponsored by: Craig and Kathy Fenton

Sunday, January 17, 2021 – CANCELLED
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Sunday, February 14, 2021 – CANCELLED
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

Sunday, March 7, 2021
Sponsor – Moran Wealth Management

Saturday, March 27, 2021
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo

Sunday, April 18, 2021
Sponsor – Cadence Music, Inc.

Friday, May 7, 2021
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 48TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2019 – 2020 Season

Sunday, October 13, 2019  
Sponsor – Spotlight News magazine

Sunday, November 10, 2019  
Sponsor – Fan of the Band

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Sponsor – Moran Wealth Management

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Sponsor – Christmas in July Foundation of Collier County

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Sponsor -The Naples Zoo
Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton

Sunday, April, 19, 2020
Sponsor – Cadence Music

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 47TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2018 – 2019 Season

October 14, 2018
Sponsor –Naples Art Association

November 11, 2018
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 2, 2018
Sponsor – Christmas in July Foundation of Collier County

January 20, 2019
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

February 10, 2019
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

March 3, 2019
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

March 23, 2019 (Saturday)
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

April 14, 2019

Sunday, Cambier Park, Naples

(Sponsor – Vi at Bentley Village)

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 46TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2017 – 2018 Season

October 15, 2017
Sponsor –Naples Art Association

November 12, 2017
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 3, 2017
Sponsor – Alan S. Novick, Attorney

January 14, 2018
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

February 11, 2018
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

March 4, 2018
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

March 24, 2018 (Saturday)
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

April 15, 2018

Sunday, Cambier Park, Naples

(Sponsor – Vi at Bentley Village)

April 22, 2018

Sunday, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs
(Sponsor – Vi at Bentley Village)

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 45TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2016 – 2017 Season

October 16, 2016
Sponsor – Vi at Bentley Village

November 13, 2016
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 4, 2016
Sponsor – Alan S. Novick, Attorney

January 15, 2017
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

February 12, 2017
Sponsor – Habitat for Humanity
(Sponsored by Craig & Kathy Fenton)

March 5, 2017
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

April 2, 2017
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig © Kathy Fenton)

April 22, 2017 – Saturday, Cambier Park, Naples

April 23, 2017 – Sunday, Riverside Park, Bonita Springs
Sponsor – IMA Creative

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 44TH SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2015 – 2016 Season

October 18, 2015
Sponsor – NCB Trumpet Section

October 25, 2015
SPECIAL CONCERT AT ARTIS-NAPLES

November 8, 2015
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 6, 2015
Sponsor – Alan Novick, Attorney

January 17, 2016
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc

February 6, 2016 (Saturday)
Sponsor – Germain Lincoln of Naples

February 28, 2016
Sponsor – Habitat For Humanity of Collier County (Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

March 20, 2016
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

April 10, 2016
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo (Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 43RD SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2014 – 2015 Season

October 19, 2014
Sponsor – Sun Realty, Diane J. Brennan, G.R.T.

October 26, 2014
Sponsor – SPECIAL CONCERT AT ARTIS-NAPLES

November 9, 2014
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 7, 2014
Sponsor – Alan Novick, Attorney

January 18, 2015
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services, Inc.

February 8, 2015
Sponsor – Habitat For Humanity
(Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

March 1, 2015
Sponsor – Keith Hussey, MD Gastroenterologist

March 22, 2015
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

April 12, 2015
Spnosor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig and Kath Fenton)

NAPLES CONCERT BAND – 42ND SEASON
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR
Repertoire for 2013 – 2014 Season

October 20, 2013
Sponsor – Sun Realty, Diane J. Brennan, GRI
Concert Dedicated to William Eriksen

November 10, 2013
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

December 1, 2013
Sponsor – Attorney Alan Novick

January 19, 2014
Sponsor – UBS Financial Services

February 9, 2014
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

March 2, 2014
Sponsor – Keith Hussey – Gastroenterologist

March 23, 2014
Sponsor – Miromar Outlets

April 11, 2014
Sponsor – The Naples Zoo
(Sponsored by Craig and Kathy Fenton)

2021-2022 GUEST PERFORMERS

Glenn is a native of Washington D.C., has a Bachelor of Music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. Previously, he played with the Detroit Symphony under Antal Dorati and was a member of the Bergonzi String Quartet, at the University of Miami. He is currently in his 27th year as Concertmaster of the Naples Philharmonic.

Glenn has served as Concertmaster at music festivals nationwide, including the Grand Teton Music Festival in Wyoming, the Colorado Music Festival, the Hot Springs Music Festival, and the Pine Mountain Music Festival. He has appeared as soloist with the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic, the Lansing Symphony, the Plymouth Symphony, the Oak Park Symphony, the North Carolina School of the Arts Festival Orchestra, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, the Manchester Symphony, the Marion Philharmonic, the Palm Beach Symphony, the Miami City Ballet, the Pine Mountain Music Festival Symphony orchestra, and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra. As a jazz musician, Glenn has performed with Ira Sullivan, Simon Salz, and Lew Delgatto, and is featured on the Miami Saxophone Quartet’s recording Four More Giant Steps and on Skitch Henderson’s Swinging with Strings on the Arbors jazz label. He has produced two jazz CDs, Blue Moon and Blue Bossa, from a live concert given back in 2005 with Guitarist Simon Salz. His most recent recording was for the Naxos Label, featuring music of Michael Daugherty, and receiving critical praise from Fanfare magazine.

Musically speaking, Amy refers to herself as a “canary” in the Big Band Era sense: the age when a girl singer stood at the front of the bandstand and simply told a story through music. There are few things in life she enjoys more than engaging an audience in song – especially with a full band or orchestra. She is “for hire” to serve a unique need in the southwest Florida musical market: she is “on call” as a sub vocalist for many popular musical groups in the area.

Although trained as a classical vocalist from the age of 15, Amy has discovered joy in singing all types of music over the years including pop/top-40/dance, jazz standards, Broadway, and rock. Her background includes a wide array of studio session work, dramatic performances, spokes modeling, industrial film acting, and live appearances ranging from singing and dancing on the cruise ship circuit to National Anthem performances at sporting events, including Florida Everblades hockey games.

Amy sings regularly with the Naples Big Band, Marc Vee Band, and “Lydia’s Song,” a women’s vocal ensemble at North Naples Church.

She has appeared as an invited guest soloist with the Sarasota Jazz and Concert Bands, Music Makers Show Band and Gulf Coast Big Band. Additionally, Amy is a regular guest performer with the Bonita Springs and  Naples Concert Bands.

Amy and her husband, Patrick Gilhuly, enjoy being silly at home with the family, cooking, hanging out with friends, going to church, playing in the pool or gulf, reading, movies, and fun day trips whenever possible. Please visit Amy at CanaryForHire.com.

Mary Jo Carney, Mezzosoprano, has performed as a student and soloist at the Omaha Conservatory of Music, and frequently collaborated with the University of Nebraska in Omaha’s choral ensembles while still in high school. Mary Jo has performed in many choral festivals, and was a featured soloist at the Holland Performing Arts Center in Omaha under the conductorship of Dr. Heather Buchanan. Previously a voice student at the Glenn Korff School of Music in Lincoln, Nebraska, Mary Jo was delighted to perform with the UNL Chamber Chorus, and studied voice under Dr. Kevin Hanrahan. Mary Jo has competed as a finalist and semi-finalist at both state and regional level National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) contests. While a student at Ave Maria University, Mary Jo was a member of the Ave Maria University Chamber Chorus, conducted by Dr. Brice Gerlach, where she was featured as a soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass in collaboration with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus. Since completing her bachelor’s degree at Ave Maria University, Mary Jo has performed two seasons of Handel’s Messiah with the Voices of Naples and continues to study voice under mezzo-soprano, Katia S. Rezende. Most notably, Mary Jo has enjoyed singing sacred music at many great churches over the years including St. Peter’s in Omaha NE, St. Thomas Aquinas in Lincoln NE, St. John Cantius in Chicago IL, and Ave Maria Parish in Ave Maria FL.

 

Mr. Donovan is an active composer living on Cape Cod MA. He retired in 2009 as the Director of Fine Arts in Saugus MA. He also spent 30 years of service in the USAF Band Program, retiring in 2002 as the Commander/Conductor of the 567th Air Force Band. Mr. Donovan studied at The Berklee College of Music (BA Music ed.), The Boston Conservatory (MM Composition), and post graduate studies at New England Conservatory. Mr. Donovan was the “Composer in Residence” with the Cape Cod Concert Band during the 2015-16 season. “Whistle Stop Junction” is a medley of American Railroading songs. It is orchestrated in a jazz/swing setting. The piece was inspired by a lifelong affinity with trains, in combination with the train inspired music of Americana.

Dickie Fleisher, principal harp with the Naples Philharmonic, began studying the harp at the age of 10. His first teacher was his grandmother, Nettie Druzinsky, who was the accompanist for fan dancer Sally Rand.

After graduating from the University of Miami, Fleisher joined the Naples Philharmonic and the Miami City Ballet orchestra. Fleisher was the principal harpist with the Nagoya (Japan) Symphony and the Orchestra of the Mineria (Mexico). He is the son of pianist Leon Fleisher and nephew of Edward Druzinsky, former principal harpist with the Chicago Symphony. Fleisher’s two sisters are harpists in Miami and Washington and his wife, Kayo Ishimaru, is the harpist with the Jacksonville Symphony and the Grant Park Symphony. Fleisher’s latest recording is entitled The Enchanted Oboe with Andrew Snedeker, oboe, and James Cochran, keyboard.

In his spare time he enjoys playing with his three German Shepherds, Rodan, Gedora and Momo, and tries to corner the world market on harps. Fleisher has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic since 1983.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Rossano Galante received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Trumpet performance from SUNY Buffalo in 1992. That same year he was one of nineteen people from around the world to be accepted to the University of Southern California’s Film Scoring Program. He studied with the late Jerry Goldsmith, who won an Academy Award for his film score for The Omen.  In 1999, Mr. Galante moved to California to pursue a career in film composition and orchestration. Since then he has worked with two-time Oscar nominated composer Marco Beltrami, Christophe Beck, Brian Tyler and Wolfram de Marco.

Mr. Galante has served as orchestrator for overt sixty studio films including, A Quiet Place, Logan, WolverineCharlie’s Angels, 3:10 to YumaA Good Day to Die HardTrouble with the CurveThe ThingFinal Destination 5Don’t be Afraid of the DarkKnowingMax PayneThe Little Mermaid: Ariel’s BeginningAlvin and the ChipmunksLive Free or Die HardRed EyeThe TuxedoTuesdays with Morrie, among many others.

For his large-scale Wind Ensemble compositions, he has been commissioned by the Hofstra University Symphonic Band, Nebraska Wind Symphony, the Amherst Chamber Orchestra, Trenton State College, SUNY Buffalo, Grand Island Middle School, Syracuse Youth Symphony, Point Pleasant Borough High School, North Tonawanda High School, Lockport City School District, Edward Town Middle School, Duxbury High School Wind Ensemble, Allegro: The Chamber Orchestra of Lancaster, Franklin & Marshall College, West Genesee High School Wind Ensemble, East Stroudsburg High School, Grissom High School and the Erie County Wind Ensemble. Many in progress.

Mr. Galante has 49 published compositions for Alfred Publications, G. Schirmer, Hafabra, C.L. Barnhouse and Dehaske/Curnow.

For more information about Rossano Galante, please contact him at:

gallantmusic@yahoo.com

CJ Greer joined the music and music theatre faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno implementing a new musical theatre degree program and creating crossover vocal training tracks.

Greer found her passion in vocal performance and instruction. She carries an MFA and MM in musical theatre and classical performance and pedagogy from Penn State University and a BME from the University of Illinois/Champaign-Urbana, instrumental and choral music education. She has performed around the world from theme park to Broadway to Carnegie Hall. She is a singer, actor, teacher and conductor with an undying love for storytelling through music. She has received national acclaim for her a cappella musical arrangements, has arranged and developed revue shows for cruise ships, cabaret shows, has been honored with multiple Helen Hayes nominations in performance and is currently developing a one-woman show.

As an instructor, Greer offers private lessons and workshops in various topics relating to vocal technique and performance, audition technique and industry business. Most recently, she premiered her workshop at Boston Conservatory and with CAP 21/NYC students on Embodying Performance – a performance lab experience fusing speech, movement, acting and singing techniques in performance preparation. She was highlighted in Classical Singer magazine’s article From Mamma Mia! To Mozart (May 2019) as a flourishing cross-training performer and was interviewed for The Visceral Voice podcast (fall 2019) as an expert of vocal cross-training for careers in musical theatre.

In performance, she has been described as “warm, lovely, powerful, emotional” and “her beautiful voice makes her big numbers…worth the ticket price alone.” Internationally, she spent a year in Japan performing in both English and Japanese and closing Walt Disney’s longest running revue show “The Diamond Horseshoe Revue.” Greer has received multiple Helen Hayes Award* nominations for her performances. Opera: La Bohème (Mimi), Il barbiere di siviglia (Rosina), Die Zauberflöte (First Lady); Broadway/National Tour credits include Sister Act, Les Misérables, The Producers, Ragtime, I Love A Piano, The Buddy Holly Story; Regional Credits: Mamma Mia (Donna/Casa Mañana), Annie* (Grace Farrell/Olney), Chess (Florence/NC Raleigh), Camelot* (Nimue/Olney), Grease (Rizzo/Casa Mañana), The Happy Time* (Laurie Manon/Signature Theatre), Saving Aimee / Scandalous (Signature Theatre), Crazy For You (Arvada), She Loves Me (Ilona Ritter), The Addams Family (Morticia), Into the Woods (Witch, Baker’s Wife), Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown), West Side Story (Maria), Man of La Mancha (Aldonza), The Secret Garden (Lily, Martha) and more.

Craig Greusel is starting into his 39th year as a music specialist, presently teaching for the Collier County Public School system. Additionally, he serves as the Director of Music at Marco Lutheran Church. He has been singing as a soloist with the Naples Concert Band since 1989. Craig started singing with the Fred Waring organization in the 1970’s. He then attended the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts at Bucknell University. He holds performance and music education degrees from Juniata College and Penn State University, as well as a graduate degree from Nova Southeastern University. Craig has performed multiple roles in our area’s community theatre productions, most recently including Marco’s Singing Broadway. This season he will be the featured soloist at the Marco Island Easter Sunrise Service on the Beach. Additionally, he continues to write new music and perform at a variety of venues around the Marco/Naples area.

Heather Ivy, Modern Classical Soprano, has made a career on both land and sea cruising through multiple styles and genres of music.

From Bocceli to Broadway, Heather’s versatility and genuine warmth shines through everything she does. Her career began with the International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Operas: Elisir D’Amore, Le Nozze di Figaro, & Don Giovanni.

She has enjoyed solo appearances with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Fort Myers MasterSingers, Naples and Bonita Springs Concert Bands, as well as her headliner shows at performing arts centers across the US and around the world on luxury cruises such as Princess, Holland America and Seabourn. Now based in Naples, Heather runs her own private voice studio, Heather Ivy Music, and teaches for Opera Naples, Naples Players and FGCU. Learn more at heatherivy.com or @heatherivymusic on social media.

Jodi is a resident of Naples, FL, sprouting from the Northeast. Most recently, Jodi has been taking social-distancing to a whole new level. She has been performing during COVID-19 from poolside areas singing up to the balconies of numerous high-rise condominiums on the Gulf, maintaining that music is healthful to the soul and spirit and gives a sense of normalcy to the otherwise atypical circumstances we are facing today. It gives her great pleasure to impart her singing and passion to people who just want to laugh again or sing along with a tuneful melody. Jodi was the headline performer for the 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting concert on 5th Avenue in Naples.

Since the age of 5, Jodi has never stopped singing. Over the course of Jodi’s vast career, she has been enchanting her audiences with her unique performances of classic Opera, Broadway and International music. She has appeared in lead Operatic roles in the United States and Italy and performed extensively in concert in Italy for various music festivals. Jodi has performed at Carnegie Hall in NYC among may exclusive clubs and boasts performances in the Bahamas, Ireland, Germany, Austria and the Philippines to name a few.

Tailoring her performances to suit the venue and audience, she has developed a loyal and enthusiastic following. She directs and stages the performances with the greatest of ease, and rouses her audiences to standing ovations. Jodi studied language and music extensively in Italy totally immersing herself in the Italian language and music. As a result, her talent has taken her around the world, where she has been particularly successful in Italy. She has an extensive repertoire and maintains an active performing schedule in the United States and abroad. She is one of the most enchanting artists to be found in the world today and sings with a delightful and appropriate combination of head and heart. Jodi has worked with Gian Carlo Menotti, Gabrielle Bellini, Sergio Rendine, and Maurizio Dones of Teatro Maruccino di Chieti.

Robert Maxwell is a 1983 vocal performance major from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. He is also an ordained minister.

After graduation from college, he worked as a youth/worship minister in Northwest Arkansas.  While there, he was a sought after vocal soloist as well as the assistant director for an 80 voice Men’s chorus.

Here in Southwest Florida, he spends most of his time as the worship/discipleship minister at Anchor Christian Church where he leads his congregation.  He finds time to sing in the Naples Philharmonic Chorus as well as play his trombone in the Bonita Springs Concert Band.

Bob Powers is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his musical studies at Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University. Bob served with The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington D.C. from 1980 to 2011, rising to the rank of sergeant major. Pershing’s Own is the premier musical organization of The U.S. Army. Bob’s service presented him with many exciting and rewarding musical opportunities. During this time he performed for every President from President Carter to President Obama. Bob was principal euphonium and soloist with Pershing’s Own, as a performer and clinician in Canada, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Spain & throughout the United States. He was also a member of The U.S. Army Herald Trumpets; the official fanfare trumpets for the President. Bob is an active freelance musician, clinician and private brass instructor. As a recording artist Bob has been heard on National Geographic documentaries as well as PBS and commercial television. Bob and his family live in Naples, Florida. His passion for teaching is fulfilled by his studio of students ranging from beginners, middle and high school students to university level & professional musicians.

Douglas RenfroeDoug is an internationally-acclaimed bass baritone who made his Lincoln Center debut in Schumann’s Paradise and Peri and his Carnegie Hall debut in Orff’s Carmina Burana. He has specialized in oratorio and has performed with various orchestras throughout the world in compositions such as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Brahms’ Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s Creation, and his Lord Nelson Mass. Conductors with whom he has sung include Leopold Stokowski, Leonard Bernstein, Paul Nadler, and Loren Maezel.

Quoting critics in Austria: “Douglas Renfroe’s virile bass, remarkably lyrical in the upper register, was equally rich in the dark deeps of the low sustained tones.” Regarding his theatre works, as Tevye, it has been written: “Mr. Renfroe owns the role of Tevye. His rich vocal line is only matched by the warmth he displays as the father. He acts as if he talks to God on a regular basis.”

Doug has appeared with the Washington Opera with Placido Domingo, the Boston Opera directed by Sarah Caldwell, the Sarasota Opera and as a concert recitalist under Columbia Artist Management specializing in German Lieder. He was the director and bass soloist with the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters in Washington, D. C., and, in 2003, he made his Edinburgh Music Festival debut. He has been featured as soloist in several recordings with various symphonies throughout the world in addition to a solo recording of German Lieder. In 2006, he performed the Verdi Requiem and portrayed Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof in Bulgaria and Israel. In 2007, he sang the Bulgarian premiere of Elijah at the Varna International Music Festival, prior to returning to Scotland for his fifth concert tour. In 2019, he presented his thirteenth European concert tour.

As a conductor, he created two Equity Theatre companies, the Concord Symphony Orchestra and was artistic director of the Lakes Region Symphony. While with the U. S. Navy Band, he was responsible for the Summer Pops programs. He has appeared as guest conductor at the Varna International Music Festival in Bulgaria in addition to his performing as a vocal soloist, as a soloist at the New Hampshire Music Festival and has served as adjudicator for various orchestral and chamber festivals. In 2010, he was appointed artistic director of the Voices of Naples, an auditioned choral ensemble in Naples, Florida. In 2019, they presented concerts in Portugal, Spain, and Gibraltar.

Presently residing in Ft. Myers, Florida, he was adjunct professor and director of choral and vocal activities at Edison College. He is in demand as a soloist throughout the United States and Canada, and is listed in the 1980 edition of Outstanding Young Men in America and the 2004 edition of Who’s Who in America for his outstanding achievements in the performing arts. In 2004, he received an Honorary Doctorate from University of California.

Originally from Marion, IL, Mark spent 15 years in NYC and now calls Fort Myers home. He has appeared in numerous productions and concerts around the world. He was seen as Perchik on the Broadway National Tour of Fiddler On The Roof starring Theodore Bikel. He is honored to be a regular soloist with the Naples Concert Band and Bonita Springs Concert Band. Mark is also a favorite vocalist with the Gulf Coast Symphony having shared the stage with Broadway stars Lisa Vroman, Christiane Noll, Melissa Errico, Morgan James, Doug LaBreque, and starred in symphony productions of Carousel, South Pacific, Oklahoma and She Loves Me.

Regionally, Mark has performed at such prestigious theatres as Lincoln Center, Goodspeed Opera House, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera and Sacramento Music Circus. Credits include: Mamma Mia (Harry), Memphis, Bridges Of Madison County (Bud), Passion (Col. Ricci), Ragtime (Father), Murder Ballad (Michael–Carbonell Award), Next To Normal (Dan), Merrily We Roll Along (Charlie), A Little Night Music, The Secret Garden (Archibald), Music Man starring Jeff Goldblum, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blood Brothers, Phantom, Miss Saigon and Jekyll & Hyde.

Mark is a 2021 JOSIE AWARD nominee for Tribute Artist of the Year for his solo show ONE VOICE: The Music of Barry Manilow. He is currently on tour with his 5-piece band and a brand new CD of Manilow’s incredible music.

Learn more at MarkSandersOneVoice.com or MarkSandersNYC.com or follow @marksandersonevoice on social media.

 

Pasquale (AKA Patrick Spino, Pat Spino, P.J. Spino) was born in 1942 in Newark, New Jersey.  He began studying piano at age 7 and continued keyboard studies throughout undergraduate college.  At age eight he composed his first composition; Wind Song for solo piano which has, unfortunately, been lost.  In 1956. Pasquale was accepted into Arts High School located in Newark, NJ which, at the time, was one of the few arts based high schools in the country.  During this time, he studied piano and arranging privately with Anthony Sages, Eddie Barry and George Stalter, and trombone with Michael Criscola.

Pasquale received a BA teaching degree in Music Education from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in 1964.  While attending Glassboro he studied Piano with Gloria Planchin, Larry Wicks and Bennie Kemp, Theory and Composition with Ed Avril and Hoyle Carpenter and worked privately developing his arranging and composition skills.  During the four years at Glassboro, he played trombone and bass trombone in the concert band of which he was elected president as a senior, and played piano in the jazz band, also serving as president for two years.  As a sophomore, Pat was instrumental in the all-student production of the Sophomore Class Show featuring an on-stage student big band which was rehearsed and conducted by Pat and featured arrangements and originals by himself and fellow students.   Pat was also the co-founder of the all-student produced Festival of Contemporary Music in which original compositions for band, orchestra and chorus of three third year students were premiered.   The event was of such success that the concert became an annual music department sponsored event.  As a result of the concert’s recording, Spino’s American Snapshots was selected by Vincent Persichetti for publication by Elkan-Vogel of Philadelphia.  Pat was 19-years-old at the time.

Upon graduation from Glassboro in 1964 Pat began his long, sometimes interrupted, tenure as a Philadelphia, PA and New Jersey public school music teacher at the Jr. and Sr. High School levels.  Coincidental with the start of his teaching career Pat studied composition with Stanley Austin and privately with Vaclav Nelhybel in New York City.  The experience with the dynamic Nelhybel solidified Pasquale’s commitment to further serious study of composition for the concert stage.

In 1965 Pat, being awarded a teaching assistantship, entered the University of Minnesota as a Composition Major where he studied Theory, Orchestration and Composition with renowned composers Dr. Paul Fetler and Dr. Dominick Argento.  This period of time saw Pat producing works for the concert stage such as Sonata for Cello and Piano, Four Short Pieces for Piano, Suite for Piano, Symphony in Three Movements and various SATB Pieces.

Subsequent to the completion of an MA degree in Composition, Pat resumed public school teaching in Philadelphia for a period of five years after which he relocated back to his native New Jersey where he taught public school music until his retirement in 2000.  During this period Pat acquired production experience as the music director and conductor of a neighborhood theater in Philadelphia.

Throughout the years in New Jersey, Pat worked as a professional musician, composer, and arranger for a wide variety of venues which included arranging for various bands, club acts, instrumental combinations, and a commercial  string quartet, as well as composing for concert band, small ensembles,  orchestra, disco orchestra, and even string band.

Pat was instrumental in the writing of a number of commercially recorded arrangements under a pseudonym, his original disco composition Journey to Phoebus was released on the SalSoul Orchestra’s Magic Journey album (SalSoul Records – 1977).  Pat continued to develop his writing skills by accepting any work that happened along – no matter the vehicle – including several arrangements written for string band which resulted in prize winning music performances during several of Philadelphia’s New Year’s Day Mummers parades. Pat also arranged music and performed on keyboards for club acts in various Atlantic City Casinos and worked as a substitute pianist in several of the casino show room bands.

For several years, during the 1980s, Pat, along with fellow musician Bill Jones, formed the Sight and Sound Production Company.  Sight and Sound produced many radio and TV spots and numerous original industrial video soundtracks for such notable companies as IBM, Sony, Hercules Chemical Corporation, and Bell of PA.  The majority of these projects were recorded, produced and mixed by Pat in recording studios located in New Jersey and Philadelphia.  The Hercules Corporate logo, written by Pat, was nominated for the Clio advertising award.  Pat also wrote, produced and conducted an extended arrangement of America for orchestra, chorus, children’s chorus, jazz combo, and male vocalist for a Bell of PA project A Day in The Life of Pennsylvania which aired on public television stations throughout Pennsylvania as part of the U. S. Bicentennial celebration.

Pat’s love of writing for the concert stage was always of primary importance.  His Symphony No. 1 won the 6th annual Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival along with four other composers selected from an international list of contestants.  The premier performance was presented on the University campus by the Indianapolis (now Indiana) Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Oleg Kovalenko.  A number of performances and commissions followed including a performance of A Prophecy by Georgia State University’s 10th Annual Brass Symposium.  Lament was commissioned and premiered by the Illinois Wesleyan University Choir and also presented in concert by Rowan University Concert Choir with Clancy Miller Conducting.

Pat and his lovely wife Carol reside in Port Charlotte, Florida where he continues to write, and takes time to pursue his other passion – sailing.

Nikola Vukovic was born in Eastern Europe. Started playing a guitar at the age of 12. Self-taught ,started playing rock and heavy-metal with his brother at their garage in a small town in Serbia. After couple of years their father introduces them to his friends band where boys started playing blues and southern rock.

Nikola moves to the United States in 2004.Lived at Alaska for couple moths and then came to Naples. He is married and have two boys Stefan and Boris. Plays locally in Naples different restaurants and country clubs.

Nikola has always been passionate about his guitar. Started with rock, blues he later makes a switch to acoustic guitar. Plays anything from gipsy jazz to flamenco. And always plays by ear. Still to this day he doesn’t read music. He doesn’t need to. Music simply comes to him. Practice at least 6 hours a day, it is almost like being a professional athlete.

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS

NAPLES CONCERT BAND
OUR 50TH SEASON
CONCERT HIGHLIGHTS/PUBLICITY INFORMATION
HARRIS LANZEL – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR

THE 2021 – 2022 SEASON – OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY

A Naples tradition.  It’s been 50 years since the Naples Concert Band started entertaining Southwest Florida residents with memorable Sunday Concerts in the Park.  Our 50th season is special and will have exciting guest soloists, newly commissioned works for the band to premier and a gala performance at Hayes Hall, Artis-Naples.  The NCB hopes to be back to full strength after providing our loyal audience with a smaller socially distanced band during the covid pandemic.  Each of our concerts offer an exciting mix of new music and memorable old favorites.  Feature soloists and inventive programing promise to provide music to please everyone’s musical palate.  If you have never attended a NCB concert, be prepared for a great musical experience.  Bring the family and friends.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 Concert

Sponsored by Shelter for Abused Women & Children │ Kathy & Craig Fenton

Our 50th Anniversary season will open on Sunday, Oct. 17 with a concert that has it all:  Impressive Soloists, Classic Band Literature, Movie Themes, Broadway Show Tunes, a Popular Rock Medley, and of course Traditional Marches.

Richard, “Dickey” Fleisher, principal Harpist with the Naples Philharmonic, performs a special arrangement of “Malaguena” with NCB.

Vocalist’s Doug Renfroe and Mary Jo Carney will be featured in multiple arrangements.  Doug will sing “Over the Hills and Far Away” from the Sharps television movies.  Mary Jo will sing “Let It Go” from Frozen and they will combine their voices to present “Selections from Porgy and Bess”.

Brent Karrick’s “When Hearts Tremble”, Michael Brown’s “Music for a Darkened Theatre”, Rossano Galante’s “The Redwoods” and Jay Bocook’s arrangement of “Queen In Concert” will round out the program.

Music Director/Conductor Harris Lanzel lead’s the 80+ member band starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday Oct. 17, 2021 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, November 7, 2021 Concert

Sponsored by Christmas in July Foundation | Bill Ricigliano

The Naples Concert Band under the direction of Harris Lanzel will present an exciting and inspirational tribute to our Armed Services and our American Heritage.

Craig Greusel and Amy Bright will sing “Our America” and “United We Stand” as well as narrate “I Am The Flag” and “Each Time You Tell Their Story”.

“An American Fanfare” by Rick Kirby, “Highlights from Independence Day” and “Allegiance” arr. by Larry Clark, and Jay Dawson’s arr. of “Abide With Me” will enhance the patriotic concert theme.

The Grand Finale will feature a special arrangement of Taps followed by the presentation of each branch of our military during Bob Lowden’s “Armed Forces Medley”.

This will be a very emotional concert with many memorable musical reminders of our great country.

The patriotic tribute starts at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 Concert

Sponsored by The Miles’ Family

Let’s all get in a Holiday Mood!  The Naples Concert Band will provide the perfect music for this year’s Holiday Celebration.

Our Christmas vocal quartet entertains with “Do You Hear What I Hear” and “On With the Snow”.  Craig Greusel answers the question “Is there a Santa Claus?” followed by “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

“Sparkling Lights”, “A Mad Russian’s Christmas”, “Rhapsody For Hanukkah”, and “The Polar Express” are a few of the other selections that will enhance this year’s Holiday Celebration.

Harris Lanzel conducts the band at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, January 16, 2022 Concert

Sponsored by UBS Financial Services, Inc.

The first concert of the New Year features former euphonium soloist with the United States Army Band ”Pershing’s Own” and outstanding vocalist Jodi Keogan.

Bob will perform the exciting “Latin Fantasy” by Mark Taylor.  Jody’s operatic soprano voice wowed our audience in 2020.  For this concert Jodi will sing “Nessun Dorma” and “Il Bacio” (The Kiss)

Rossini’s “Barber of Seville Overture”, Warren Barker’s “New York: 1927”, Scott Wasson’s “Extraordinary Machines of Clockwork and Steam”, “Hollywood Milestones”, and a generous dose of popular marches round out the program.

Music Director/Conductor Harris Lanzel will lead the NCB starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, 2022 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Sunday, February 13, 2022 Concert

Sponsored by Habitat for Humanity │ Kathy & Craig Fenton

Fan favorite vocalist, Amy Bright and Guitar Soloist Nikola Vukavic are the featured performers for our February 13, 2022 concert.

Amy will sing “Embraceable You” and a special arrangement by local composer/arranger Pasquale Spino, “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend”.  Nikola will perform the Mason Williams hit song “Classical Gas” on his guitar.

“A Gershwin Tribute To Love”, “Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons”, “El Cumbanchero” and “Selections from Sweet Charity” are some of the other impressive arrangements that are programed to showcase the NCB.

Enjoy a Sunday in the park with the sights and sounds of Naples own concert band under the direction of Harris Lanzel.  The concert will begin at 2 p.m. on February 13, 2022 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Our 50th Anniversary Weekend – Concerts on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2022

March 6 Sponsored by Moran Wealth Management

The Naples Concert Band celebrates its 50th Anniversary with two star studded concerts on Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6.  Both concerts feature outstanding soloists, premier presentations of three new works, and a variety of impressive band music.

Glenn Basham, concert master of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, will perform his own arrangement of “Tango Medley” featuring himself and Accordionist Dr. Tom Cimarusti.

Michael Donovan’s new piece, “Memorial”, will honor the memory of those NCB members that have passed away.

Film composer Rossano Galante has been commissioned to write a new work dedicated to NCB.  He will conduct the premier performance of this new piece, “The Dolphins of Paradise Coast”.

Outstanding vocalists Heather Ivy and Mark Sanders will combine to sing “The Prayer” and “Selections from Grease”.  Heather will also be featured in “The Girl in 14G” while Mark will sing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Til’ I Hear You Sing”.

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #6 Finale, David Shaffer’s “Legend of the Sword” and Warren Barker’s arrangement of “Swings the Thing” are a few of the additional pieces included in the gala concert.

Come and celebrate our 50th Anniversary with the Naples Concert Band

Harris Lanzel will conduct the two gala concerts starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Hayes Hall, Artis-Naples and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.

Saturday, March 26, 2022 Concert

Sponsored by The Naples Zoo │ Kathy & Craig Fenton

The NCB will present a special Saturday evening concert on March 26, 2022 at Cambier Park.  Soloists for the concert include outstanding vocalist C.J. Greer and pro Alto Saxophonist Stephen Parker.

C.J. has performed around the world from theme park to Broadway to Carnegie Hall.  She is a singer, actor, teacher and conductor with an undying love for storytelling through music.  C.J. is a member of the Music faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Stephen Parker is a Northwestern University graduate majoring in saxophone performance.  He is a pro player who’s busy on the tour and concert circuit throughout Florida.

“Emperata Overture” by Claude T. Smith, “West Side Story Selections” arr. by W. J. Duthoit, “Wiclow” by Laura Estes and “Highlights from Jersey Boys” arr. by Michael Brown are some of the other highlights of the Saturday evening concert.

Join the band at 7 p.m. on Saturday March 26, 2022 for a great evening of music.  Harris Lanzel will conduct the Band

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Sponsored by Cadence Music, Inc.

Fan favorite vocalist Craig Greusel will be featured in the Naples Concert Band’s final concert of their 50th Anniversary season.  Craig will perform “Bring Him Home” from Les Miserables and “Selections from Man of La Mancha”.

Music of a lighter nature will complement his performance.  Scott Watson’s “Gift of Hope”, “Apollo: Myth and Legend” by Rob Romeyn, “Highlights From Gypsy” arr. by John Higgins and “Themes Like Old Times II” arr. by Warren Barker are some of those selections.

Join the band for their end of season celebration on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the Cambier Park Band Shell.  Harris Lanzel will conduct the band.