The Concert Hall At Washburn University

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Concert Review 1 On Tuesday, February 23, at 7:30 pm, I went to the White Concert Hall at Washburn University to see the WU Orchestra/Wind Ensemble Concert. This concert was performed by two groups, the Washburn University Wind Ensemble with their conductor Michael Mapp, and the Washburn University Symphony Orchestra with their conductor Martha Placeres. They all are Washburn students and dressed up well for the performance. The wind ensemble played first, they played Winter Ricercar written by Kevin Walczyk (b. 1964) and two pieces of Der Traum des Oenghus, op 37 (1993-96) written by Rolf Rudin (b. 1961). After the ten minutes intermission, the Symphony Orchestra played five pieces from Carmen Suite NO. 1 (1882) written by Georges Bizet (1838-1875) and Bolero (1928) written by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). Washburn University Wind Ensemble consists of flutes, oboes, bassoons, horns, trumpets, trombones and other instruments. They started with Winter Ricercar. This piece of music is quite new and people may not familiar with that. But their performance described a beautiful winter for the audience. Der Traum des Oenghus, op 37 (1993-96) was a really great piece, they performed the two parts. The first part is called In nächtlicher Ruhe. The sound of this part started from very weak then got to stronger. As for the melody, part one repeated the theme of many times. The melody is short but has been repeated over and again in a different pitch. The texture is homophonic. Also,…
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