Attending my first jazz concert was an unforgettable experience of great live instrumental music. The concert was entertaining and a very educational experience of this course. As a student in this course with little musical education, I never appreciated instrumentals, until the SDSU Jazz Concert. This concert was a really enjoyable experience with the balance of all the instruments. I really enjoyed the experience and the knowledge of music I gained from the concert.
The Ohio Wesleyan Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed on Sunday, November 13th at 3:15pm in University Hall’s Gray Chapel. The audience was mostly non-student in casual dress. Attendance was high, which showed promise for the upcoming performance. President Rock Jones was in attendance, as well as many other faculty members. The stage setup was typical for a wind ensemble, in terms of placements of various sections.
In essence, music is the index of humanity which allows the audience to reach new heights in understanding music. My first classical concert held at the Organ Recital Hall was composed of a series of magnificent expositions. The first group, a musical ensemble, performed samples from Italian composer Pietro Locatelli. In the beginning of the piece members of the chordophone family (Violins,Cellos,Bass,Viola) all began to harmonize with each other immediately establishing the tone of the performance. Altogether, the instruments intensity was high as well as expeditious.
It’s a perfect night for a concert, warm, calm, and overall elegant. On Friday, September 11 in the Nightingale Concert Hall, a fabulously performed concert called the Argenta Concert Series, The Fifth Anniversary Season, directed by Dmitri Atapine and Hyeyeon Park, took place. In this performance the following musicians performed; Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio on the violin, Dustin Budish on the viola, and James Winn on the piano. Not only that, there was also a guest appearance by Jonah Kim on the cello. Although not the best turnout, there was still a decent audience.
On Thursday, December 1st I attended a Wake Forest Jazz Concert put on by the students in attendance. It was comprised of numerous different artists and pieces that I had previously learned about in my Introduction to Jazz class at Forsyth Tech. It was a wonderful, enlightening experience to see and hear these pieces being performed in person.
For this assignment I went to a symphony orchestra. The place was comfortable and very secure. When entering the concert hall people showed to be very composed and organized. While finding their seats most of them picked the front and middle row, and were happily chatting and taking pictures before the concert started. In other words, it had a very pleasant and happy mood.
IC2016 World Premiere Concert has given me a wonderful experience of magnificent pieces of music works. Among those amazing works in the concert, the masterpiece of Prokofiev’s, Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, 64B was the one who caught my attention the most. This report will discuss how Prokofiev evokes the elements of romantic music in the movements of Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, 64B by looking at each of the movements. Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2, 64B is classified as one of the Post-Romanticism Music as it was written in 1935 after the Romantic period. The post romanticism music has longer duration in its orchestra and more expressive melodies comparing to the music in the romantic period.
The music recital took place on April 12, 2017 at 12 pm, in the Morrison Fine Arts Building. The recital was help in the choir room, many attended. The show start with a short piano performance by Frederick Walker. I was very impressed I never seen somone play the piano without a music sheet. He performed a piece called L’Arabesque by Fredrich Burgmuller .
The concert I attended was the Winter Concert at Cabrillo Middle School in the school cafeteria. They had two directors; Miss Pamela Page directing the Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, and Concert Choir and Mr. David Anderson directing the Beginning Band and Beginning Orchestra. The Beginning Band was pretty big and had a lot of people in each group of instruments. You couldn’t see the Beginning Orchestra because they were in the back, but they had enough people that you could hear them.
The Well Tuned Piano is a piece for solo piano and the entire duration of the work is 6 and a half hours. The music is composed of Just Intonation and is improvised by the composer La Monte Young. The composer also performs himself. During the song, the modern concert grand piano is played in just intonation pure toning. The sounds are completely controlled, and the composer exploits the constitution of pitch.
Jazz Ensemble Jazz is a musical genre which was originated from African Americans. The Jazz ensemble is the musical ensemble of Jazz band to play Jazz music. The most common family instruments used in playing Jazz are Percussion, Brass and Woodwind instruments. The Jazz band can vary from bigger to smaller bands. Jazz bands can vary in size from a big band, to a smaller trio or quartet.