Here’s news form the Village of Mamaroneck:
Summer Nights on the Sound, Mamaroneck’s free concert series at Harbor Island Park, will kick off with an Independence Day concert for the first time, announced the Village of Mamaroneck and the Village of Mamaroneck’s Arts Council, which funds and produces the series. Patrons are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some picnic fare and enjoy the tunes. All shows begin at 7 p.m.
On Thursday, July 4, St. Thomas Orchestra (www.storchestra.org) will perform beginning at 7 pm during the Firemen’s Carnival (June 28-July 9) and before a spectacular fireworks show off the beach. The program will include Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel Overture and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, with sensational 11-year-old soloist Sakurako Saimaru.
Founded in 2002 by Mamaroneck-based Music Director Bernard Tamosaitis and trumpeter Peter Arike, St. Thomas Orchestra performs in May and November at White Plains High School, attracting such world-class soloists as pianist William Wolfram and clarinetist Stanley Drucker.
The Sunday night series kicks off on Sunday, July 14, with the Ed Palermo Big Band (www.palermobigband.com). This 17-piece group performs a selection of classics, but specializes in colorful, jazz-based arrangements of Frank Zappa’s jazz and orchestral music. Arranger, saxophonist, guitarist Ed Palermo has toured and recorded with many different artists, including Aretha Franklin, Tito Puente, Lena Horne and Tony Bennett.
On Sunday, July 21, Latino sounds from the 3D Band (www.hear3dmusic.com) will get patrons up and dancing. The 3D Band plays a bright, infectious blend of island rhythms, contemporary jazz and soul. They draw from a multitude of influences to create a cohesive musical whole.
Drummer Michael Tate and guitarist Chris Amelar formed 3D in 1999 to write and perform music that is diverse, dynamic and danceable. While their recordings feature original material, live performances by the band also include inspired interpretations of a wide variety of popular songs.
On Sunday, July 28, Third Stone Band (www.thirdstoneband.com) brings rhythm and blues to the park. Formed in 1995, Third Stone is a well-established, well-respected cover band comprised of veteran musicians playing the best of the blues, R&B, soul, classic rock and funk.
The band features a horn section with strong percussions, guitars and vocals. They perform in the New York City and Southern New England area at clubs, restaurants, private parties, community events, fundraisers and festivals. Highlights include two consecutive appearances at the Chicago Blues Festival and appearances at the Bayou Music Festival. Third Stone’s mission is to bring good music and a good time to all of their performances as a party, dance and jam band.
On Sunday, August 4, the Funky Blue Project Band rocks out. The group’s six members are all based in Mamaroneck or grew up there. They have been together for about ten years and have played at such popular local events as St. Vito’s Festa and perform regularly at the Duck Inn.
The band includes George Lore on bass, Yayo Gonzalez on drums, Marissa Allen Amundsen on vocals, Greg Haviland on keyboards, Jack Legrazie on sax and vocals and Paul Bremner on guitar. They will also welcome guest trumpeter Steph Chin and singer Larry Albert. The Funky Blue Project plays rock, folk and blues from the 60s and 70’s.
Sunday, August 11 is Family Fun Night, sponsored by the Village of Mamaroneck Recreation Department, featuring live music from local band Reunion, kayak rides, beach volleyball, a firepit and the Chef Johnson food truck serving Louisiana cuisine.
Rain dates for Summer Nights on the Sound are August 18 and 25.
Summer Nights on the Sound is supported by Village of Mamaroneck operating funds as authorized by the Mayor and Board of Trustees, and is sponsored in part by the John and Margit DeRosa family. The Village of Mamaroneck wishes to express its deep appreciation to the DeRosa family.
Free concerts: July 4, 14, 21, 28, August 4 at Harbor Island Park at 7 p.m.