Concert Report On Monday April 10, 2017 I had the unique experience of attending the Chamber Music Concert. I found out about the event through the moodle page and it seemed like a good fit for my first classical music concert. The venue for the concert was Bezanson Recital Hall where the concert promptly started at 7:30 P.M. It was a free event and so therefore the seating was first come first serve or general admission. As I arrived at the concert, light illuminated from the center stage where the first musicians eagerly awaited to perform. As I looked around I witnessed many people in the auditorium which seated about 200 people. The crowd ranged from middle-aged men and women to students supporting the arts and their friends. As everyone
In the beginning, the ensemble started out with a very meager beginning. They started off playing on Sunday afternoons with only sixty musicians, but after the stock market crash, the ensemble was ultimately dissolved. In 1945, another ensemble under conductor Henry Sopkin was formed by public school music teachers and was sponsored by the Atlanta Music Club. The ensemble was made up of teenagers and young adults, so it was called The Atlanta Youth Symphony. Over time, adults were added and, eventually, there was a name change because, by 1951, the ensemble was made up completely of professionals. The ensemble was now called The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
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For my first concert report of this semester, I attended the Chamber Music Concert put on by the Bronx Arts Ensemble. The performance consisted of three chamber pieces from the classical and early romantic periods; “String Trio in B Flat Major, D. 471” by Franz Schubert, “Quartet in E Flat Major, Op. 2 No. 1” by Bernhard Henrik Crusell, and “Divertimento in E Flat Major, K. 563” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Each song was played in true historic fashion (although we only heard four of the six movements from Mozart’s composition), and it was very stimulating to be able to see the music we have been listening to in class being played live.
I learned a lot in music appreciation, without this course I would not be able to understand patterns in music or different tempos. This live performance opened my eyes to the world of classical music I never thought of the whole “Star Wars,” trilogy sound track being based off the classical era. Each piece that was played I could make comparisons and analyze the songs based on what we were taught throughout music
I realized that my duty was to share that feeling with people in my community who would otherwise not be exposed to classical music. I shared this idea with the musicians whom I knew from the area, my family. My cousin, siblings, and I, who play string instruments, began rehearsing trios, duets, quartets, and dance music. Each week we would plan where we would bring our music. Sometimes we brought ballroom music to a park, other times Pleyel duets to my elderly grandmother who lives alone. While playing violin duets at a family gathering, my young cousin sat beneath me and my sister’s feet, attentively listening to every duet that we played. An old couple sat and smiled on their bench one calm summer evening as we played a waltz in the park. A hiker asked to take our picture as we played Haydn’s “Sunrise” Quartet under the colossal trees that shaded us from the blazing summer
CONCERT REPORT 1 Bryan Ignacio Concert: “Symphony Orchestra” Kyle Szabo (conductor) Songs: “Divertimento No. 2 in B-flat Major, K.137” (W.A. Mozart) Psalm and Fugue for String Orchestra, Op. 40 (Alan Hovhaness) Voyage for String Orchestra (John Corigliano) “Symphony No. 8 in B Minor D. 759” (Franz Schubert) Genre: Classical October 13, 2017 FGCU, Naples, FL I. Identification/Historical Context 1a.
While listening to a radio station dedicated to classical music, my grandpa heard about a concert played by Kirk Muspratt and the New Philharmonic orchestra. He had been a long-time supporter and contributor to the orchestra and loved the conductor, so he wanted me to have the experience too. The New Philharmonic really isn’t the newest orchestra; it was founded 40 years ago with only 29 musicians who practiced in decrepit old buildings. It was originally founded to be a chamber group, but it eventually expanded into a diverse orchestra, which played everything from Tchaikovsky to Rodgers and Hammerstein. The three of us saw them perform three Romantic French symphonies at the College of DuPage on April 9th at 3pm, but before, there was a
Can you hear it? The conductor taps his baton to ready the orchestra. The audience’s silence is deafening. Slowly, the first strings are played. Soon, the oboe and the flute join in. With a roar and a crash, the timpani and cymbals are struck. As the musicians bend and sway with the music, the crowd is drawn into the magic of the melody. Each movement of the composition is premeditated and exact. Over forty people have come together to play with one calculated mind. They are the orchestra.
When attending the Ball State Symphony Orchestra, I did not know what to expect since this was the first orchestra that I had attended. I did not think that I would be interested in the music that would be played by the orchestra and that I may even want to leave early. When I sat down I noticed that there were more people than I expected, and everyone was mingling. This was until it was time for the performance, and at that time you could have heard a pencil hit the ground. I was curious how all the performers would be introduced and when they would start playing their instruments.
On September 7th at 7:30pm, I attended the Chamber Music Trio Concert at Williams Hall. The three musicians were the cellist Dr. Martin Gueorguiev, the violinist David Harned Johnson, and the pianist Dr. Joanna Kim. In total, they performed four pieces, two duets and two trios, one of which was
On Thursday night, October 27th 2016, at 7:55 PM I was outside The Verizon Hall, The Philadelphia Orchestra, waiting for Symphony No. 1 by Brahms concert. On that day, I was kind of scared and worried about what to do and what to wear; as this is the first time I attend such concert. What made me more nervous that night, that I was alone; as almost all my classmates went to the free college concert, which was a month earlier than mine, on Wednesday night, September 21st. On that night, it started to rain with those cold wafts between time to time, so it kind of got along with the mood of the concert and made me feel like I am attending a concert in Paris or Rome and forced to attend the concert until the end. Even the vibes of the concert;
On 5/7 at 4pm I went to SDSU to see my first symphonic concert. The SDSU School of Music and Dance presented to us with both a concert band and a symphonic band. The first half of the wonderful show the concert band played 4 pieces of music, and the second half the symphonic band played another 4 pieces of music. The 8 pieces of music were as follows; Fanfare of the bells by Mark Lortz, Instant Concert by Harold Walters, Among the Clouds by Brian Balmages, Overture for Winds by Charles Carter, Inchon by Robert W. Smith, Election Day by Frank Ticheli and Angels in the Architecture also by Frank Ticheli.
On Thursday, May 18th, 2017 I attended a concert at Pierce College Performing Arts Center. This concert as wells as the others at Peirce College Performing Arts Center were sponsored by the Associated Student Organization (ASO). The concert began at one o’clock. The performers were students of the Pierce College
I attended the University Symphony Orchestra Concert on Sep 30. Being my first ever symphony orchestra concert, the excitement was at its peak. I learned about the concert before so that I could understand a bit more about what is being played and the history of that piece. Reached UCA before time so that I could find a seat for myself and glance through the program book. When I sat down, there were already musicians on stage who were wearing formal black clothes, some of the musicians started working on the passages they needed to polish up before the performance, with no regard for what anyone else is practicing. With time, the hall started to fill up and just before start, I could see that it’s a full house. I didn’t know that so many people love Symphony. I could see that the number of string instrument were far more then brass or woodwind instrument. As I was observing the musicians I saw my TA Courtney Pham on flutes. The conductor of this concert was Wes Kenny, who came on stage with fourteen years of experience. And also featuring performance by famous Caleb Hudson on trumpet.