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.
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.
Daniel Felsenfeld began his self-proclaimed “uninspiring” musical journey in High School. During this time he labored over musical pieces that left him feeling unfulfilled. His conflict of disinterest in Chopin Preludes and Beethoven’s Sonata led Felsenfeld to move on from professional music lessons to performing at piano bars. We have all felt a switch in our mood from an old song that provokes sad memories to an upbeat lyric that makes us want to dance. Music is known for bringing out the person you are truly deeply inside like the young man in Benjamin Zander’s Speech.
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.
Woodstock: A Rock ’N Roll Phenomenon “Woodstock was a festival that took place in 1969, it gave people a chance to hangout and listen to thirty-three bands play Rock ’N Roll music” (History Channel). The event took place on a 600 acre farm where sex, drugs, and music were done in abundance. Woodstock was an influential event in the history of music because it was a political platform for musicians. It was a major part of the Hippie movement in the 1960s, and it left a lasting impact on Rock n’ Roll for years to come. “Woodstock started with a partnership between four men, John Roberts, Joel Rosemen, Artie Kornfeld and Mike Lang” (History Channel).
I attended a few Iowa State concerts this past semester but my favorite one that I attended was the last one I went to. On December 6, I went to the 60th Annual Holiday Festival of Music put on by the Department of Music & Theatre. It was my favorite in part because of the overall theme. I love Holiday music and it was interesting to hear Iowa State students singing familiar songs I had song previously in my high school days. The first group to preform was amazing, as was all of the other groups
23. The mourning Brought to the hospital unconscious, Vladimir Lenin died on the surgical table. That hour the hospital’s corridors were crowded; the local guards were powerless. The square in front of the hospital was packed by thousands of silent people. I stayed on the stadium stage about ten minutes longer: I wasn’t needed close to Lenin anymore, and to Fomin, apparently, too.
Live Concert Performance Review: Live On 88 Keys Edy Martinez I had the pleasure of watching the extremely talented pianist Edy Martinez play live. Edy is a known pianist, composer, musical director, and arranger. He has accompanied Tito Puentes as a musical director and has played with Celia Cruz. Ordinarily, Edy plays with his jazz orchestra, but tonight it was just him and his keys.
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.
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.