This afternoon, I went to the music concert hall where is located in the music building for the listening hour, a small noon-time concert which is performed by the staff and students from the music majors. Since it is a free noon-time concert, most of the audiences just wear the t-shirts and jeans to the concert. Dresses are not required for the concert. The performance today is given by the Ananda Jazz Ensemble. They have played “Running Away”, composed by Bob Marley; “Madalena”, composed by Ivan Linz; “Conejitos y Ananda”, composed by Abi Romero; “La Bikina”, composed by Ruben Fuentes; and “Chukaro”, also composed by Abi Romero. Because this is a Latin Americdan Journey, all of the music performed is jazz music. All pieces played in the concert are an ensemble of piano, bass, and drums. During the concert, I was trying to be a perceptive listener; I enjoyed the music with concentration and paid attention to the music’s unity and variety, such as the dynamics and tempos. I also tried to associate the music with a picture when I listened to it and understand the emotion in the music. The first piece played in the concert is “Running Away”, given by Abi Romero who plays the piano, Satoro Tagawa who plays the bass and Brandon Winans who plays the drums. The historical period of this piece of music is the Contemporary Period. The style of this music is jazz. It is a chamber music. It only has one movement and totally has three patterns. This piece of music has no function,
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For this concert report I chose to go to a performance of student composers held at the Kimball Recital Hall. I chose this one because I wanted to see some of the talent that my peers have in the music realm, and also it was one of the only concerts I have been able to attend because I usually work at night. It was impressive to hear pieces composed by students. I cannot imagine creating something as complex as a musical composition, much less actually performing it, so this aspect of the concert was particularly awe-inspiring. There was a large attendance, and I think that much of the audience consisted of friends of the composers and/or performers. I went with three friends, who I convinced by telling it would be interesting to see
Dr. Carol Williams’s organ plays were just fantastic. Despite the fact that seeing the instrument called, “organ” was my first time, it was pretty impressive how that instrument worked. All the pedals and the three layers of keyboards were just as complicated as a calculus math problem. The concert was played at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park. The surrounding was not too bad. Although the concert day was Sunday, it was quite crowded. Besides the crowdedness, the surroundings were not too rough. All ages were welcome to seat and enjoy the sounds of organ. I saw mostly old aged audiences and I saw a little amount of college aged audiences with the music report information on their hands.
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has a website that announces its programs. Anyone can easily find and choose a concert. I chose a concert for Sunday July 25, 2010. This concert was emerging artists from Ipalpiti Festibal 2010. It included the four pieces of music that are described below. One of these was Fantasiestucke, Opus 88, both Romanze and Duet were preformed. This concerto was performed by pianist Luiza Borac, violinist Vladimir Dyo, and cellist Yves Dharamraj. The second piece was Ahnung, a new discovery piece from Kinderszenen. This piece was U.S. Premiere, played solo by the pianist Luiza Borac. The third piece was Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Opus 47. This piece was an Andante cantabile piece. This concerto was
Surprisingly, the children were quite attentive as they watched the concert. A few parents, unlike their children, did not pay attention. Rather, they used their phones, but it did not serve as a distraction for myself. Furthermore, the concert followed their introduction with a jazz variation of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Jazz and blues derived from North America. Murray Low, the pianist, began with a solo. He encouraged the audience to sing together, or a call-and-response. It was a reminder of the call-and-response form of the work songs in North America, except that the piece that the trio performed was not exactly a work song. The work songs were primarily used to coordinate production and to pass time (Titon). One example of the call-and-response is the YouTube video, “Rosie.” The leader starts with a line and the rest respond next. The bassist, Germaine, and the drummer, Krosnick followed. It was a least favorite due to the context of the blues; it expressed a heartbreak and sadness, which does not mix well with the piece (Titon). The second piece was Un Nuevo Dia, a samba piece which originated in Brazil (Titon). Samba is performed during celebrations such as carnival in Brazil (Titon). It was my favorite since Samba Batucada was blended. During the samba piece, the children sitting nearby came out of their seats and began dancing. They urged their parents to dance with them. The third piece was Mobius Trip, a blues piece. The blues originated from North America, and the piece incorporated blues elements such as improvisation and the “blues music (and jazz and reggae) shifts into and out of polymeter, playfully teasing the boundary” (Titon). The fourth piece was Gallope, which is an Afro-Cuban piece. It uses a clave-based rhythm and improvisation (Titon). Throughout the concert I have noticed that each musician held eye-contact and a
It was the very last day of summer, definitely the worst. I ordered my new rental trumpet, and the music company said it would be here the next day. I was super excited to actually play a musical instrument, not just some plastic recorders. The next day I go into band and there my trumpet is waiting for me. When we got in we were all excited and ready to play, but nobody knew anything… really about band. Our band director, Mr. Camarta gave us all an idea of how to use an instrument. After that he told us to grab our mouthpieces from our cases, and to try and make sound with them! So we pull them out and try to use them, but when we did it sounded horrible! Even the choir director said “I think some cats are dying in there!” but I’ll never know what it actually sounded like in the choirs point of view.
Concerts are music performances in front of a live audience. Concerts usually are performed by an orchestra, band, or choral ensemble. The concert discussed for the purpose of this paper is the Young People's Concerts under the musical direction of Leonard Bernstein. The performance in the Young People’s Concert is performed in front of a crowd of younger people to learn. The concert is performed at the New York Philharmonic, in New York. This paper reviews the concert, providing a description of the program, analysis of the purpose of the program and how it was organized.
I would first like to start this concert review off stating that I do not know really anything about how to play and write music, and all the aspects of getting the melody and harmony right in the music. What might be simple and have a good steadiness throughout the music to me might be elabrate and unsteady to the performer. When I listen to music, I do listen to the music itself but I am more likely to relate to the lyrics so that is my main focus. So for this review, my insight on how the music is may not be that accurate.
The spotlight gleamed on my sticky face as I faced the audience in the church hall. Mrs. Mullins and Evan stood prepared to play alongside me. THUMP, THUMP! My heart raced faster, as if it could explode out from my chest. Sweat dripped down and covered the scroll of my violin. It felt like the whole world was listening, waiting for me to make an epic fail to happen so they could get more likes on Snapchat. As the conductor lifted his baton I raised the violin to my shoulder.
On June seventh at eight o’clock pm I attended a concert at Beneroya Hall. The concert was part of the Masterpiece series, performed by the Seattle Symphony and conducted by Hermann Michael; also including a special performance by the pianist Hélène Grimaud.
For my last concert review I decided to see Tamara Stefanovich from the Sanford-Hill Piano Series. Like the first concert I attended this was also at Western Washington University. Tamara was wonderful. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, and many other performance halls around the world. She played several compositions including pieces by; Chopin, Debussy, Szymanowski, Abrahamsen, Nicolau, Messiaen, Rohloff, and Ligeti. I will be reviewing the following compositions; Étude op.25 No. 2 in F Minor by Chopin, Étude No. 6 pour les 8 doigts by Debussy, and the final composition of the night, Touches bloquées by Ligeti.
I attended my second concert for my music appreciation class on November 2, 2017 beginning at 7:30 pm and the performance lasted two hours. The musicians in this concert was Patty Goble singing soprano, Dan Goble playing many different saxophones, and finally Russell Hirshfield playing the piano. The pieces performed during this concert was II Re pastore, KV 208/ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Ariettes oubliees/ Claude Debussy (1862-1918) this piece of music had three movements, Hat City Sonata (2011)/ Piet Swerts (b. 1960) as well as the piece had three movements as well, there was a 30 minute intermission, and the next pieces performed were Arabesque (1891) / Claude Debussy, Etude. Pour les arpeges composes (1915)/ Claude Debussy, and the last song I listened to was Steady Study on the Boogie (1993)/ Christian Lauba (b. 1952).
I enjoy listening to a variety of all kinds of music. However, interestingly, through whole my life, I have never attended many classical concerts before; especially classical saxophone ones. Compared to all the other concerts that I have gone to, the saxophone studio recital was a definite change in atmosphere. The Dana Concert Series presented the YSU saxophone studio recital in the Butler Institute of American Art. The students of Dr. James C. Umble performed at 12:15 in the prepossessing building. The room filled with many loved ones, students, faculty, and bystanders. Everyone remained very quiet waiting for the show to begin as the performers warmed up for a little while off to the side of the stage.
Tucked far away in The Great Smokey Mountains, lies the whimsical town of Asheville, North Carolina. From the time you arrive in this captivating city, you will be met with nothing but good vibes, boundless creativity, and lively locals. It is nearly impossible to not feel inspired and happy while you’re there. Once you have some time to explore Asheville and all it has to offer you will understand just how perfect this location is for the, “Raddest NYE funktion on this side of the sun.” For the second year in a row, The groovy sax master, GRiZ, is returning to North Carolina to ring in the New Year with his NYE celebration, The Get Down.
Most people can agree that going to a live music show is awesome. You not only see the musician play, but also feel the music flowing through your veins. Another energy boost is when you know the person performing. When I saw John Puckett play I was overwhelmed with happiness for him as well as the energy to dance. With a smile, swirl and a stomp, my evening was full of excitement. In this article, I will introduce you to this talented guy and hopefully turn you on to some awesome music. John is a one man band who will knock your socks off if you get a chance to see him preform. He was so kind to take a few minutes to answer my Q&A interview. Let 's see what John had to say. SM- Okay John- here ya go. Thanks again for the interview!! SM- Give me a brief history of how you got into the music scene. JP-I got into playing guitar when I was about 14 or 15. I started out learning with other musicians in a "band." It was more like a group of friends. I played with a few different bands from age 15 til about 22. I had a fall out with this one group I was in, and that sorta pushed me in to making music by myself. I started trying to write songs more for me than for a group. And eventually put it together into what I do now. SM- Thank goodness for "fall outs" huh? Okay, In three words, describe your music style. JP- Funk World Stew SM- I 've seen your live one-man band jams and they are amazing. How do you prepare for a show? JP- Actually, I don 't really prepare for a 4 hour