I Attended Western Kentucky University 's Symphony Concert

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I attended Western Kentucky University 's symphony concert. It was on Friday, October 30th at 7:30pm. It was held in Van Meter Hall. Their event was named “It 's time for a treat.” The symphony was conducted by Dr. Brain St. John. Before it began, I read over the program that was handed out to find out basic information. The history of the pieces helped in understanding them. The concert featured many well-known works by famous composers such as Camille Saint-Saens, Modest Mussorgsky, and Berlioz. The three pieces that are the most memorable in my mind are “Overture to La Cenerentola”, “Là ci darem la mano”, and March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique. Beginning with the first piece called “Overture to La Cenerentola” composed by Gioachino Rossini in 1817. It was part of the Rossini 's version of the opera, Cinderella. An overture is used to capture the audience 's attention. It informs the audience the concert is about to begin. This piece is still a good selection for an overture. The contrasting soft and loud pitches made a good way to get the audience 's attention. Also the brass section became a vital piece towards the end with the intense The increasing and decreasing tempo seemed like a good warning that the main event was about to begin. I really enjoyed this music. I felt like it was light because of how the strings and woodwinds interacted. This helped the mood in the room go from somber to upbeat. “Là ci darem la mano” by Wolfgang Mozart was my…
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