Although there were just the slightest things that could be changed and that is that when Molly's part to sing came her voice was barely heard from the middle seats and also the half time food could have been better but aside from that it was great, amazing, astonishing, expectations met! For the first show attending this year it was great that is why I definitely recommend people should go and have an amazing time like I
The concert performed by the Allen High School Symphony Orchestra, which combines the Chamber and Sinfonia Orchestras, was an amazing concert but was not a flawless one. The pieces all sounded quite wonderful on the outside, but by diving deeper into the music and truly listening to and observing the
SALISBURY, N.C—The Catawba students really showed their talent this weekend. Not only did the Catawba Indians win both football and volleyball, but the music department also showed what they are made of. One of the performers was the Catawba soccer player and popular music major Eli Womble, with great performance.
This song seemed to require the most work from the performers as it used a wide range of dynamics, pitches, and tempo. The last song of the evening, and probably my favorite (not just because it was the last), was “Folk Dances”. This song, just like the first, had a very festive feel to it. The upbeat tempo, lead by the flutes and clarinets, made the song very enjoyable to hear and also had a very happy feel to it, which, in my mind, made it a very appropriate closer. The song started with a great tempo but a relatively soft dynamic. This quickly changed about half way through the song when the dynamics picked up. The loud dynamics with the fast tempo at the end of the song had a very grandiose sound and left the audience with a great taste in their mouths.
All of the performances were beautiful and I loved how they all displayed a different story. The thing about the dances is that they all were very fluid and moved and danced with so much emotion. One performance that stuck out to me was City of Rain. The choreographer is Camille Brown. Camille Brown is a dance educator,director,dancer, and a choreographer. She began her career in Ronald k. Brown’s evidence, A dance company. Her performances and choreography has won her the Bessie nomination for Best Performance. Aside from City of Rain, Camille has created works such as Good & Grown, The Groove to Nobody’s Business, and Mr.TOL E. RAnCE. On Camille Brown’s webpage her mission statement says that her company wants to “present authentic performances that foster dialogue among audiences and local communities to instill a sense of curiosity and appreciation for the live arts experience in a social and aesthetic context”. So
The first two shows didn’t leave much of an impression on me because of the pacing but the final show stood out from them. The curtains were pulled away and a bright blue, yellow aura bounded around the stage. Dancers began to take their place, yet they were far from the center of the stage. The most dancers out of any performance before were just about to begin and then the smooth jazz-like music roared out to the audience.
The music performance I went to see was the University Symphony Halloween concert held in Comstock Concert Hall. This was the first time I had been to a symphony production and was eager to see what was in store. The show started off with each part of the orchestra introducing
The band, choir, and poly were a few of the many entertainers who participated in the Music Festival. Their dedication to the performing arts
They all clearly worked very very hard to be able to accurately portray their characters effectively. One thing that really stuck out to me was Dayandra Leos portrait of Jean. I am able to say this because I personally know Dayandra and saw her in many high school production, but she fully became Jean. At times, I even forgot who she was, I forgot that she wasn’t her character. It was amazing. This also had to be one of her best performances that i've seen her do. She was completely believable and I was stunned by her. Another performance I found to be shocking was Matt Magaldi portrayal of Gordon Gottlieb. His entire monologue in the middle of the play was just so funny and honestly very well done. I actually believed that he was a horrible guy who sold organs and only cared about himself. The fact that the audience could be so close and still be fully immersed into the world is pure talent.
The last cover was a song by Al Green called “I’m Still in Love With You”. The dynamics for this song was interesting to me. They alternated from crescendos and decrescendos throughout this song, which made the song a little bit more interesting. Everyone had a solo in this song. The organ player’s solo was the best one to me because he played so fast at times even though the tempo of this song was mostly slow. This was my least favorite song of the set because I felt as though this song had more minor keys than major keys.
First, I’d like to commend all the actresses and actors on their excellent performances and voices, but, as always, there were some that stood out more than others. I thought Hannah Eckert and Joe Campbell, playing Jimmy and Billie, did and excellent job working with each other. Their duets were beautifully sung and had great synchronization, especially during the song ’S Wonderful which had them, perfectly synchronized, dancing up and down the stairs in what I believed to be a difficult dance number. Also, I’d like to comment on Tony Frenchu and Melanie Bratsch performances, who were clearly the audiences favorite, and mine, due to the amount of cheering and the standing ovation they received. Tony was perfect as cookie with his tall frame
The NafME Collegiate Recital recital was quite fascinating and interesting. There was a sense of elegance, amituer, and fun in the air. It took place at the Hughes Recital Hall in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall. I went with my friend who thankfully knew where he was going or
When I say wide variety of dancers I also mean dance types because there were tap dances, upbeat hawaiian dances, upbeat dances, hip hop dances, and many more. My favorite dances were the upbeat dances because it made the audience get hyped up and excited for the festival/concert even more than they were before. I personally believe that every single costume that the performers had worn fit their dances really well. For example, the song “Better When I’m Dancing” was performed by three girls who wore hawaiian style clothing, and it totally fit the music’s beats, lyrics, and personality
To Go Show 1 There were five performances at this To Go Show. All were amazing, but I will focus on just one for this critique, I will be talking about my favorite performance. The first one was Conformity vs Nonconformity (No comfort zone) By Deseree Hook in collaboration with Uriah Huffman. This dance was about how everything you want lies behind a wall of fear. Power: The Contraction of visibility by Meredith Yuhas with the dancers Taylor Dumdei, Rekha Letsinger, Ashley French, Naja Copeland, Demery Trantham, Destiny Smith, Uriah Huffman, and Lydia Ray; This piece was about how people are struggling to gain all the power, possibly about racism or at least has a bit of racial elements in it. The next performance was a solo by Bronwyn McDaniel called Solidify, which was a beautiful movement that had a purpose that I do not understand just yet. The last
Especially the age difference. There were old people, middle aged, teenagers and even little kids. There was this one woman that stuck out like a sore thumb. She was just going crazy with the dancing, and was just singing out every lyric to every song. But what was more impressing, (especially since her dancing wasn’t) here kids that couldn’t have been any older than 9 or 10, were also singing every lyric. They were singing songs that I had never even heard.