He wrote many concertos (especially the piano concertos) and sonatas for his own virtuosic performance during the trip. Talent may helped in one’s musical journey but most importantly, it was Mozart’s passion in performing and music writing that won acclaim from the rich. Clara Wieck (1819-1896) is another example of a child prodigy born in a musically inclined family. Both parents played the piano and encouraged Clara to perform regularly at a very young age. She held concerts throughout Europe during her adolescence and was a very well-known piano virtuoso
The two events that we will be focusing on to include in the additional programming in Fantasia 1940 is the live orchestra and guest speaker. The classical music of live orchestra still needs to be included in the Fantasia film (1940) at the beginning because it has good connections with the venue, which is Disney Concert Hall and most importantly, the characters and contents of this film. There will be many people, who will want and be engage in watching this whole film as there is a little excitement of live orchestra performance going on at the beginning. The audience will get the opportunity to listen to a variety of classical music played by the live orchestra in the film at the beginning as they sit in the concert hall.
I attended the Houston Symphony conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada on Sunday, February 18th. It consisted of three pieces by the name of Three Dance Episodes from On the Town, Lago de Lagrimas Concert for Flutes, and Symphony no 7 in D minor, Opus 70. Overall, it was a great experience that I would definitely repeat because it was relaxing and peaceful watching the performance. The crowd was very respectful and the setting was professional and fancy. Everyone was nicely dressed and the workers were extremely helpful in directing the audience to the correct place.
George Walker was a successful man. He conducted, wrote, and played a part in many different pieces of music in his day and age. In November of 1945, Walker played in the third piano concerto by Rachmaninoff along with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy, the music director and conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Walker then went on to conduct his String Quartet No. 1and Lyric for Strings in 1946.
Over the past weekend, I saw the West Suburban Symphony Orchestra. This orchestra included, Violin 17, Viola 8, Cello 7, Contrabass 5, Harp 1, Flute and Piccolo 3, Oboe 2, English Horn 1, Clarinet 2, Bass Clarinet 1, Saxophone 1, Bassoon 2, Contrabassoon 1, French Horn 5, Trumpet 3, Trombone 2, Bass Trombone 1, Tuba 1, and Percussion 5. There was also some vocalists including Soprano 14, Alto 15, Tenor 11, and Bass 8. The two pieces that were being performed were, Symphony No. 1 - Winter Dreams - by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky, and Alexander Nevsky by Sergei Prokofiev. The performance was at the auditorium in Hinsdale Central High School.
Strauss’ music was programmatic and because of this, it was in opposition to the ideas set forth by Hanslick. Don Quixote is a tone poem about a hero, Don Quixote, who envisions himself a knight in the days of nobility. The music closely follows and mimics the thoughts and actions of Don Quixote. There are two main themes in this piece, the first one represents Don Quixote and the second is the servant, Sancho Panza. Quixote’s theme is first presented in the solo cello part and is soon joined by solo violin and English horn.
The day of the concert was on Monday, December the seventh at 7:30, the title of the concert was “A winter Choral Concert”. They had the CSUDH Chamber singers and the University Chorus. Some of the singers in the concert are Emily Chea, Jessica Cara, Garrett Carlson, and Ricardo Alvarado for the chamber singers. For the Chorus singers some of the singers are Illen Barrios, Sad’e Grant, Michael D’Aleo, and Daniel Andrade. The instruments what where played where the Piano played by Neda St. Clair then later by Cory Johnson, the harp played by Marcia Dickstein, the Bass played by Anthony Shadduck, the Guitar played by Jimmy Cheesman, and the Drums played by Angie Tabor.
Final Draft We all have stories and memories tied to songs that have become a part of who are. Remember the violins playing in the background while watching a sad movie or the song that helped you through difficult times or the song you and your friends sang while attending a concert? Whether it’s on the television, the radio, in a movie, in the car, or at a sporting event, music is everywhere. Feeling the rhythm of music brings us so much joy and excitement but playing musical instrument is even more fulfilling because it has many benefits.
It started off pretty slow and peaceful, and the audience became relaxed. It began to increase in speed, and all of sudden the percussion came out in full force. It woke the whole audience up and brought life back to orchestra, who had begun to lose energy. It was funny when the violinists stop playing and it got quiet, and then they picked back up again, and stopped. The audience was so confused.
Ending with a stunning beautiful G, thunderous applause descended. A sense of accomplishment filled me. I finally lived on the legacy of spreading the love and appreciation for classical music. Yes, Mr Menuhin passed on the legacy to my father, and now, it is up to my father to pass it on to me.
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.
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.