The Concert Of The Conservatory Orchestra Concert Conducted By George Rothman
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On Friday, November 06, 2015 at 7:30 pm, I attended the conservatory orchestra concert conducted by George Rothman that was held in the Whitman Theatre of the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College. There were four pieces of music during this concert. The first piece of music was “Belshazzar’s Gastabud” (Belshazzar’s Feast), op.51 by Jean Sibelius. The second piece of music was “Le Tombeau de Couperin” by Maurice Ravel. The third piece of music was “Le Festin De L’Araignee” (The Spider’s Feast), op. 17 by Albert Roussel. The last piece of music was Symphony No.1 in D major, “Classical,” op.25 by Sergie Prokofiev.
As soon as I was settled, I observed that the concert had given off it a thoroughly different atmosphere from any other concert that I encounter before. The crowd was dressed extremely casual but the musician was dressed formally in ebony tuxedos. The environment absolutely relaxed me and I additionally noticed the arrangement of the instruments. These included nine Violins, four Viola, three Violoncello, three Bass, one Harp, two Flutes, two Oboes, two Clarinets, two Bassoons, two Horns, two Trumpets and three Percussion. The string/woodwind instrument was arranged in the center, the membranophones were arranged in the rear and the chordophone were arranged in juxtaposition of the aerophone. Performers were rehearsing before each section.
The first piece was Belshazzar’s Gastabud by Jean Sibelius; Sibelius, formally known as Johan Julius