Prior to this, I have never attended a classical concert. I actually had no clue as to what to expect because I could not find a review for UH concerts. The Jazz Orchestra performed in the Moores Opera House on a stage setting similar to that of my middle school band. The band instruments were tiered on the risers while the other performers were simply beside the risers. There were a few noticeable differences such as, the microphones set in the center for soloists, and a marker hanging from above to mark the center of the stage. The instruments used in the jazz concert were primarily those from the brass and woodwind family—4 trumpets (brass), 5 trombones (brass), and 5 saxophones (woodwind)—along with members from the string family (Double Bass and Electric Guitar) and percussion family (Piano and 7-piece Drums). The conductor only walked into the center of the stage to signal the major changes in the movement, i.e. the crescendos and decrescendos, when to abruptly cut off, etc. From offstage, I could see that the main form of communication between the conductor and the performers were the conductor’s nods (for soloists) and hand gestures for volume, speed, and pauses. The conductor would also …show more content…
He was one of the leading musicians during the 1950’s jazz transitional period where he played with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington. Mingus performed during the Civil Rights Movement for desegregation and as a result, many of his songs reflect his anger and repulsion towards racism. For example, the song “Fables of Faubus”, was written in response to when the Governor or Arkansas (Orval Faubus) ordered the National Guard to prevent the integration of nine African-American teenagers into Little Rock Central High School in 1957—a result of Eisenhower’s slow enforcement of the Supreme Court’s decision from Brown vs Board of
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In the following weeks, Governor Faubus had legal proceedings against him by Judge Davies, and had been persuaded by President Eisenhower to expel the National Guard and permit the Little Rock Nine to enter Central High School (“Integration”4). Governor Faubus was set on not letting anybody of the African American race in Little Rock Central High School. His will of not letting blacks into school got to the point of Judge Davies pressing legal charges on him for not following orders given to him by people above Governor Faubus. This proved that Governor Faubus was not obedient to obey the requests from the people above him and had no care for the integration of Central High School, nor the integration influenced by the Little Rock Nine. This also resulted in President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s sending federal troops to Little Rock to enforce the 1954 desegregation ruling of the Supreme Court.
The stage lights were beams as bright as the sun, and made the whole stage feel ten degrees hotter than the room. Of course, with me was my music, and my trusty violin. It was no million-dollar Stradivarius, but it was exactly what all I needed. It was an impressively
When I walked into the theatre I saw several stations on the stage where the musicians would be located. I had brought my mom to the show with me and we talked about the different instruments that were going to be played in the show. The instruments played consisted of Matt Nguyen and Frank Keyser on keyboards, Miguel Rojas and Tommy Orquiz on Drums & Percussions (with the assistance from Professor Giammario on Drums), Jacob King on bass, Brian Perez and Davon Tart on Saxophone, Daniel Mellerson on Trumpet and Ryan Caster on vocals. We cannot forget the very energetic Professor Boyle as the conductor. There was a full audience in attendance when the show was ready to begin.
Louis Armstrong had a tremendous impact on history of American Jazz. As a trumpeter, singer, and soloist, he had acquired a reputation in his lifetime as “the greatest trumpet player who had ever lived.” His numerous accomplishments, even in an America where African-Americans rarely found success, propelled him to be one of the most notable Jazz musicians. Armstrong’s story began in 1912, in his hometown of New Orleans. He fired his stepfather’s gun in the air on New Year’s eve, and was immediately arrested and taken to Colored Waif's Home for Boys.
1. Disclaimer Although the Montreux jazz festival is a world renowned event it is still located in Switzerland, in the French speaking part. Thus some of the information of this report are just translated version of different sources 2. Introduction “Jazz does not belong to one race or culture, but it’s a gift that America has given to the world- Ahmad Alaadeen”
Board of Education signified the first time that the Supreme Court was on the African American side. This court case was a direct challenge to Plessy v. Ferguson, which stated that separate but equal facilities were equal. The book Warriors Don’t Cry is set directly during this period. In 1957, Governor Orval Faubus blocked the integration of nine students from Little Rocks Central High. President Eisenhower eventually became involved for a few reasons; one was because Governor Faubus was making an obvious resistance to federal authority.
“Recognizing their contribution is essential to understanding fully the significance and impact of Kansas City jazz” (Pearson 197). Whether they were born in Kansas City, or they travelled to perform there, the influence they brought affected Kansas City greatly. Using their lyrics to speak their minds to the community made a large impact. Some of the greatest jazz musicians in Kansas City during this time would even perform for white audiences. This was a striking opportunity to use that to their advantage.
When the topic of jazz comes to mind , many famous musicians are thought of including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald ,Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis. Among these talented artists is a New Orleans native singer and extraordinary trumpet player named Louis Armstrong. Armstrong otherwise known as “Pops” or “Satchmo” is arguably one of the most influential, important, and greatest music figures of all time. From his expansive career to his captivating stage presence, Louis Armstrong carries the title of modernizing jazz and is responsible for impacting not only jazz but Frank Sinatra’s singing , popularizing scat singing, and inspiring Miles Davis through his trumpet. Born into a poor family in a rough neighborhood known as the Battlefield
The Santa Fe Evening of Jazz was a great concert featuring the Rhythm and Blues, Jazz Combo, and Big Band from Santa Fe College with special guest Professor Scott Wilson from the University of Florida Jazz Studies. This Evening of Jazz was the ninth one to be held and was superbly done; getting a ticket was quick and simple, finding a seat was as easy, and leaving was not hard. The whole performance was led by Doctor Steven Lee Bingham who also played with all the bands on the alto saxophone along with giving information about each band, song, scholarship players, and on Mr. Wilson and his unique instrument called a E.V.I.. The audience had a pleasant feel, everyone was talking and laughing before and after the performance, they also were
A comparison of the Beijing Opera and the Italian Opera reveals a significant contrast in almost all fundamental areas of music between the two examples. Because of cultural influences, the two performances share little commonalities, as the timbre, medium, elements of pitch, rhythm, dynamics, form and phonic structure are definitely not similar. For instance, the musical and physical performance dynamics of the Beijing opera music are forceful, the timbre is loud, tinny and harsh, the rhythm is lively and vigorous, while the Italian Opera music has a gentle dynamic, steady and rolling rhythm and an emotionally deep timbre. One commonality that is noted for both examples, is the powerful delivery of the entertainment.
I believe that our school should have a Broadway/Musical Theater Club. Many people ask; “How will this benefit our school?” A Musical Theater/Broadway Club can benefit our school in many ways. One is in history class. Many broadway shows talk about very important events in history.
Ballet music Modern art of ballet includes several important components, which in general should create a unique mode of action. Can you guess what is important in the ballet? Of course, professional dance and pantomime by which many emotions and feelings are expressed. But ballet music takes not the last place! Musical accompaniment adds a certain drama and you can manage the story of ballet performances.
The concept of performance art is discipline within the artistic world or practice that involves an individual or people undertaking an action or actions within a given time frame in a particular space or place before an audience. The key aspect of this kind of art and the execution process is the live presence of the artists and real actions of their bodies to create and display a transient experience to the subject. A known trait of performance art is the aspect of the body being considered a soled medium and conceptual material under which the art is anchored. Other issues considered are time; space and the connection between the actor and the audience.