Classical Music Concert Analysis

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MasterWorks and Friends Quartet and Quintet at Biola University This MasterWorks and Friends Quartet and Quintet performance was the first of Biola University’s classical music concert series in Fall 2017. For two hours classical music lovers crowded into the Crowell Music Building Auditorium of Biola University Conservatory of Music to listen to great concert music from Professor Li-shan Hung (piano) and her guest performers Mary Irwin (violin), Lisa Boyko (viola), Alan Harrell (cello), and Elizabeth Ann Larson (violin). The concert began at 7:30 pm with Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet Number 2 in A Major, Op. 26 consisting of four parts—Allegro non troppo, Poco Adagio, Scherzo:Poco Allegro, and Finale:Allegro with Professor Li-shan Hung (piano), Mary Irwin (violin), Lisa Boyko (viola), and Alan Harrell (cello) and lasted for fifty-five minutes. I noticed Professor Li-shan Hung stood out during the performance because she was in control of the whole time and because she was also the lead performer. It was difficult for Professor Li-shan Hung to turn the music pages so there was a helper on her left side to turn the music pages for her. This was an excellent performance and the classical music lovers inside the Crowell Music Building Auditorium gave applauds time and again. There was a fifteen minute intermission so all the four performers could thank the audience and took a break before the second part of the concert began. Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quintet Number 2 in

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