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.
For the concert performance I went to go see David Boyce playing with Scott Foster Quartet and they played songs composed by Joe Henderson; such as Recorda Me and Y Todavia la Quiero. All the pieces that were played were amazing some that were a slow paced but with amazing rhythm while some fast paced that made me tap my toe and shake my head out of enjoyment; both with beautiful music. While the band played Recorda Me, they really emphasized the soprano sax despite that every instrument had their own part as background. The tempo of the song was a medium tempo it was not extremely fast or slow. Then the unity and variety of the band was great not everyone was playing the same bar but all added something to the song. Despite they played unique parts, they also had some segments
St Ambrose University Fall Vocal Concert included performances by the University Chorale, Chamber Singers and Bee Sharp conducted by Dr. Nathan Windt. The Fall Vocal Concert was held in the Galvin Fine Arts Center. My favorite University Chorale piece was the Stars as it was an a cappella performance by tuned wine glass players. I liked how the Chamber Singers tied the Halloween theme into their performances, as it was late October at the time. Once again the vocal concert was made up of a broad range of students with different backgrounds and educational goals.
On December 7, the Monticello High School mixed and concert choirs presented a choral program called “An Olde Tyme Radio Choral Concert” in the high school auditorium. It was directed by Mr. Brett Kniess, and Janice Vetter was the pianist. The songs were chosen to put the audience in the holiday spirit, and in my opinion, it accomplished this goal. The first five songs were sung by a mixed choir of freshman and sophomores.
On November 15, 205 at 2pm I was able to see the Rutgers Percussion Ensemble. I was very interested in this show, because I have never been able to see a group of only percussionists perform in the same space. The first piece they did was called Ionisation, which was written in 1929. There were thirteen musicians on stage playing various instruments. This song began with a rolling unpitched sound coming from four snare drums with the claves. This idea was an interesting start, because it caught the audience’s attention to really listen to what was going to happen next. Then the song, went into a lighter more atmospheric section, where there were many crescendos and decrescendos. The instruments in the piece included the chimes, maracas, timpani,
The ensembles directed by Mr. Anderson sounded really well and the songs were really nice. They didn’t show many dynamics, but other than that they had great intonation. The ensembles directed by Miss Page was a different story. The Advanced Band, Advanced
I was shocked to see how great it was when I walked into the theater. I have never seen such an amazing set put together by youth. It was incredible. The crew also did a phenomenal job. Normally, when I attend a performance put together by a school there are many issues that happen during the play.
Concert Band Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith (March 14, 1932 – December 13, 1987) Claude T. Smith is a well known name in the wind band world. He has composed over 112 wind band works, Emperata Overture being his first and, arguably, best known work. This overture is in ABA form and features many soloists. Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner (22 May 1813 – 13 February 1883) arr.
During our concert we messed up, but played well. All together I think we did pretty good. We did really good at starting and ending notes together. In a section of the music the section repeat the same rhythm but at different times. The whole band sounded together.
But I was surprised to see how involved the audience was in this, somewhat, demeaning comedy merged with an astonishing harmony of an eight-piece act. A lot of songs were played and sung during the performance. The band members’ voices were very beautiful, and they played their ukuleles alongside with perfection. Each member of the band sang, cracked jokes, played their instrument and introduced each other in an amusing way. The songs were played on different kinds of ukuleles including soprano, tenor, bass, concert and baritone, and each ukulele had a unique sound.
so I was pretty amazed at seeing him and his partner do dance moves, they did an amazing job telling a story without any real use of dialogue. Gonzalo Nieto was definitely was one of my favorites, he was in another mini play called, It’s Not a Joke and he played the other half of a character that had a split personality, he did a very spontaneous job and I really enjoyed seeing his radiant personality on stage. The entire cast was
I attended to a concert performed by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra on November 13th this year. This concert took place in the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco. I chose to attend to this concert because I have never been to a performance by any youth orchestra, I was curious to see how their performance would compare to other orchestras.
The Lovell High School Concert Band had an amazing concert on the 30th of November. The songs included Celebration and Tribute, Sleigh Ride, Spirit of the Highlands, with a bonus of the combined band on Jinge, Jinge, Jingle. While all the songs were good, they were not spectacular. One that stands out to me is Celebration and Tribute.
The way the conductor opened the show was very nice. As I walked in some of the violins were playing sweet melodies until everyone arrived and took a seat. They asked us to shut off our phones so we would not interrupt the concert. They had an itinerary for us to follow along with all the songs but they did not play every song that was on he itinerary. Also,