March 25 - 7 PM
Cambier Park

Spring Time!

The NCB will present a special Saturday evening concert on March 25, 2023 at Cambier Park.  Outstanding vocalist Heather Ivy and our First Chair Trumpet, Richard Miller, will both be featured soloists for the evening.  Heather sings “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana and “Andrew Lloyd Webber A Concert Celebration.”  Richard will perform Alfred Reed’s “Ode for Trumpet.”  Local composer Michael Donovan will premier his new arrangement of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”  “The Hounds of Spring,” “A Scotland Adventure,” “Funiculi-Funicula Rhapsody” and “The Genius of Ray Charles” are some of the other highlights on the Saturday evening concert.

Sponsored By:

Thank you, Naples Zoo!

Music Director / Conductor:  Harris Lanzel

Assistant Conductor:  John Salminen

Announcer:  Mike Reilly

O Canada…………………………………,,……….…..Calixa Lavailee/arr. by William Pruyn

Star Spangled Banner……………………..….……Francis Scott Key/ arr. by William Pruyn

For Starters………………………………………..……………………….…………Gene Davis

Medal Of Valor March………….……………………………………………………………….…..Steve Hodges

The Hounds of Spring…………..………………………………………..…………Alfred Reed

Ode For Trumpet……………………………………………………………….……Alfred Reed

Trumpet Soloist – Richard Miller

Bridge Over Troubled Water………………….Simon and Garfunkel/ arr. Michael Donovan

A Scotland Adventure……...….……………………………………………….Dennis Eveland

Superman March……………………………..………...John Williams/ arr. by Paul Lavender

 INTERMISSION

Bandology…….……………………………….………………….………………..Eric Osterling

John Salminen – Conductor

Faniculi-Funicula Rhapsody……………………………….....…Luigi Denza/ arr. by Yo Goto

John Salminen  - Conductor

The Genius of Ray Charles…………………..……………………..………arr. Michael Brown

How Far I’ll Go from Moana………………….…Lin-Manuel Miranda/ arr. by Matt Conaway

Vocalist – Heather Ivy

Andrew Lloyd Webber: A Concert Celebration………………….arr. by Brymer and Custer

Vocalist – Heather Ivy

Battle of the Winds……………………..……………..Charles Duble/ arr. by Andrew Glover

Dick Miller holds a BS Degree in Music Education from The University of Wisconsin and a Master of Arts Degree in Music from Case Western Reserve University. He has done doctoral work in music at The University of Minnesota. In 1997 he retired from public school teaching in Minnesota where he was a band director for 28 years. In addition to his school band directing, he conducted the pit orchestras for several community theater
productions including West Side Story, Oliver and The King and I.  Dick is now a free lance trumpet player both in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida. For 32 years he performed with the North Metropolitan Brass Quintet, the “house band” for Epiphany Church, the largest Catholic congregation in Minnesota. Currently and for the past 31 years, he is the principal flugelhorn with the internationally traveled Lake Wobegon Brass Band. Among the highlights of his experiences with this band was being presented to The Queen Mother, Elizabeth, and Charles, Prince of Wales, while performing on the grounds of Sandringham Palace in 2001 and performing on the 35th
Anniversary Show of Garrison Keillor’s The Prairie Home Companion in 2009 which was broadcast throughout the world. Dick has performed with The St Paul Chamber Orchestra, in the pit orchestra for numerous musical productions, including Guys and Dolls, The Music Man, The Sound of Music, Gypsy and Hello Dolly, and currently with the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble and The Gulf Coast Big Band. Dick also manages The Mississippi River Brass Band, an “All-Star” band of brass and percussion musicians created for the express purpose of traveling and performing in Europe. The band has toured in 2013, 2017 and 2022, performing in Poland, The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria and Germany.

Heather Ivy, Internationally Acclaimed 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. After earning a degree in music from Oklahoma City University, her professional career began with the Broadway International Tour of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Off-Broadway’s Christmas Wrappings, as well as operas Don Giovanni, and Le Nozze di Figaro and Elisir D’Amore. Heather has appeared at Artis- Naples, with the Southwest Florida Symphony, Fort Myers MasterSingers, Opera Naples, Ave Maria Symphony Orchestra, Bonita Springs, Naples, Venice and Charlotte Concert Bands. She has enjoyed headlining her own shows at Performing Arts Centers across the country and around the world on luxury cruise lines. When not traveling, Heather is based in Naples, where she runs her private voice studio, Heather Ivy Music, and guest teaches for Opera Naples, Naples Players, and FGCU. Learn more at heatherivy.com or @heatherivymusic on social media.

Cambier Park is located in the heart of Naples, just south of 5th Avenue South.  There is ample parking, restaurants and things to see and do after the concert!