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Band concert features music for little listeners

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 12:00 p.m. CDT

DeKALB – For the first time in its 159-year history, the DeKalb Municipal Band will present a children’s concert. The concert will feature music chosen to please young and old alike.

Soprano Cecelia Kafer will be the featured artist at the concert. Kafer has performed throughout the United States, Germany, Australia and New Zealand in recital, opera and oratorio. Until her recent retirement, she maintained a private voice studio in DeKalb. Kafer has performed with many local bands and ensembles, and has performed with the DeKalb Municipal Band every year since 1991.

Kafer will perform “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Disney’s “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Disney’s “Pinocchio.” More recent Disney music will delight young listeners with “Pixar Movie Magic.”

The concert will feature “Bandology” and the overture from “La Gazza Ladra,” as well as the screamer march “The Circus Bee” and “March of the Toys” from “Babes in Toyland.” The audience will be invited to sing and whistle along with “On the Mall.”

Music from “Les Miserables,” “Teddy Bears Picnic” and the fast-paced “Russian Sailors Dance” will also keep listeners of all ages entertained.

The band offers free weekly concerts at 8 p.m. Tuesday nights throughout the summer at the Hopkins Park band shell, behind the swimming pool at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road in DeKalb. Bleacher and lawn seating are available.

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