I Attended A Live Concert At Founders Hall

1009 Words Oct 17th, 2015 5 Pages
On October 5, 2015, I attended a live concert at Founders Hall. In that concert, musician David Jolly and Martha Locker performed. David Jolly performed with a horn and Marth locker with a piano. Jolly has thrilled audience throughout the world with his outstanding work that even New York Times recalls as “remarkable virtuosity.” Martha Locker, an avid chamber musician, leads a diverse musical life, giving memorable performances in the United States and internationally. The concert consisted of several different pieces: Villanelle by Paul Dukas, Nocturne by Aleksandr Glazunov, Sonata No. 3 by Alec wilder, and three poems of Thomas Tranströme that were called “Tracks,” “Allegro,” and “Morning Birds” by David Jolly. Villanelle by Paul Dukas demonstrates Dukas’ ability to shape simple materials into redolent performances. Dukas explains the significance of the title “villanelle,” which means “country girls” in Italian, and in a musical context, this implies a setting within a rural area. Nocturne by Aleksandr Glazunov is a character piece played mainly by piano. The name “Nocturne” came from the French word “Nocturna.” In a musical context, this alludes to a composition that is reminiscent of the night. Nocturne is rightfully deemed as a sensual as well as a seductive piece by many. Sonata No. 3 by Alec Wilder showed his genius and meticulous craft; it gave me goosebumps while listening to it because of the intricacy of his legato chromatic patterns. The poem “Tracks” uses a…
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