I chose the genre string quartet and attended a concert at First Presbyterian church on October 19th, 2014. Because of its location the sanctuary where the concert took place had many stained glass windows. It was marvelous and in my opinion well suited the feel of classical music. The audience was very responsive and attentive. They applauded when the musicians appeared, in between pieces, and at the very end. They were quick to join in the sing along portion of the concert. Overall the people attending were an older crowd but you could tell they truly appreciated the music. The concert’s duration was around an
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
Since I was raised in a small, country town in Oklahoma I definitely heard my fair share of country music. For the most part I wasn’t a fan of mainstream country music because it all sounded very similar, in my opinion. I found Blue Grass music or more Folk inspired country music to be more interesting. But when I was offered the opportunity to attend a Jason Aldean concert with a few friends this semester I didn’t want to miss out. I knew what to expect going to a Jason Aldean concert and that was a lot of boots and a lot of pearl snaps, and I was definitely correct. Jason was in Oklahoma on February 5th for his “We Were Here” tour. I had never been to a country music concert before and was looking forward to the new experience.
The world of country music can be considered as magnanimous to the what we currently now know as mainstream music. Though it is not as well-publicized such as pop, rock and R&B, it never ceased to flourished in selected parts of the United States, bringing it with an intense love for performing and the rich legacies strewn on by past and present country music artists. Whilst we don’t know much about who’s who on the current country genre scene, there’s never a smidgen of a doubt that all existing musicians who are trekking on this canopy are downright talented and passionate on what they do. Aside from humongous names such as Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Taylor Swift, one person that floats within this genre is a man named Eric Church, and he’s about the blow everyone away by his mere talent and undying heart for music.
Only a small percentage of the people who had bought tickets were unable to make the show. And it was really too bad that they were not able to make it, because it was reviewed by many who attended to be the best show that Interstate 35 had ever put on. And I got to be a part of it! Ziggy Springer was able to sing, “Oh Baby!”, at the top of his lungs to screaming teenage girls dressed in poodle skirts, sign plenty of autographs, and give his fans lots of hugs. The show was amazing, and everyone around me was amazing. The night was simply
Musical Time Period: As far as the musical time period we haven’t covered the Classical era yet in class. However, new developments such as Mozart’s daring harmonies and the rise of opera music were characteristics new to the classical era.
The concert was five hours long, however I was only in attendance for an hour and a half. Many things caught my attention while I was there. For example, the amount of
Knoxville, Tennessee is known for many things, especially known as a college town. Little did anyone know that on March 26, 1968 a superstar would be born, and the star would not be known for throwing, running, or catching footballs but singing (“Kenny Chesney.”)? The country genre did not know it for a while, but it had a person that was going to bring country music to new heights. With a mix of some traditional country music mix with some rock country and island country music it would make Kenny Chesney a very successful country artist.
Guitars were strumming. Vendors were yelling. Voices were singing. You probably do not know what those three things have in common. You may have a rough idea, but not anything about where it was, or what happened there. Here is what I think about when given these three ideas: a Luke Bryan concert at Wrigley Field. Many people groan at the thought of country music, however many others, along with artists, love the sound of country music. As Maren Morris beautifully serenades in her hit,"My Church", "I find my soul revival, singing every single verse. Yeah, I guess that 's my church." This song is about how listening and singing country music relaxes her and makes her forget about all of her problems. I feel the exact same way, though I had
Four years later on October first, 2017 tragedy struck. Just about an hour or two into the concert people started hearing loud bangs. At first, several people thought it was fireworks not knowing they would be victims in one of the biggest mass shootings. Jason Aldean was on stage while the shooting began he was singing one of his hits “When She Says Baby”, later he posted online that he and his crew were safe and praying for everyone. Jason wasn’t the only artist that tweeted out several artists also performing posted out letting everyone they were safe and sending love to affected families.
I grew up listening to country music since my mother loved it so much. It was her favorite thing to listen to when we would go on long road trips with my father and younger brother throughout the years. Unfortunately, since I listened to it so much, I starting disliking it when I became a teenager. I started believing that country music was only for “older” people. I also thought it was boring and wasn’t the “cool type of music” teenagers are supposed to listen to. I eventually grew out of that stage and started listening to country music again a few years later. The reason I started listening to it again was because of one amazing country artist. My best friend invited me to a Luke Bryan concert in Las Vegas in 2010. At first I was iffy about it since I wasn’t a huge country music fan like her, but then I watched some videos of Luke’s performances and he seemed like a very talented artist. I decided to give it a shot and go. What I thought was going to be an average concert, turned out to be the best concert of my life! Luke put on an amazing performance and touched my heart in so many ways. I pictured
Going to a concert is an experience incomparable to any other. Here it is, the moment, every concert goer has been waiting for, the artist coming onto the stage. Hearts begin to race as the music builds each fleeting second before the artist comes out. Smoke fills the dark stage illuminated by the band's tour video playing. Then, in the center of the stage, doors begin to open revealing four singing boys. Crying and screaming
On Thursday April 25, 2013 , I attended a jazz vocal concert at the Music Concert Hall. The first vocal ensemble opened up the performance with a slow rhythmic song called Blue Skies. It began with vocals and I noticed a light auxiliary percussion and drum rhythm. Also, the bass guitarist used walking bass and the piano and electric guitar joined in as well. The first song also consisted of two soloist Regina and Chantel who took the front stage to show off their chops. After the solo performances they fell back into the vocal sections and finished off the song as a complete band. The second performance had a piano opening which led to vocals joining in at the same time as the rhythm section. This performance
As we all waited in line to go into the concert there was a thrill of
For my second concert report I thought that I would write about my only experience hearing songs of the Beatles live. The Rib America Festival was hosted by The Beatles Live Repertoire. The group dressed exactly like the Beatles, even had the same names, John, Paul, George, and Ringo. I had never heard any Beatles songs live before, so that was enough to get me off my butt. Not to mention, it was free entertainment, not a bad time at all.