Later, the strings came in as an accompanying section along with the guitar playing chords. After the English horn finished the melodic solo, Mr. Williams played the melodic line, which is almost identical to that of the English horn. Mr. Williams’s solo was very melancholic, yet uplifting. Both the soloist and the orchestra were very sensitive to harmonic changes and drama during the movement. The cadenza was very impressive musically and technically.
Their music was beautiful, intricate and simply amazing. However, the pieces that they played were not very exciting in someone’s eyes who does not know music. In my head, almost the entire hour sounded the same and it was like back round music I put on at night to put me to sleep. I do not think it was boring at all, I think it was extremely soothing and relaxing to listen to. I enjoyed listening to them and not being startled every 30 seconds by the drums pounding in or the horns suddenly sounding out of no where.
However, the third song concertino for clarinet, played by Frank Bencriscutto. He did prove his talent in playing clarinet, but he was really nervous. I feel like he is too nervous to breathe. The Piece I Enjoyed the Most: Celebrations Reason: it was the first song of the whole concert, which is also my favorite one by John Zdechlik. It was beautiful melodies, the brisk pace of hearty, full of a kind of vitality and vigor up.
It seems that there was no need to use two kinds of drums in one band; however, since players showed us different timbres of these instruments and performed alone, each drum sounded thin, flat and unmeaning; in contrast, when these two tones mixed, it resulted a “magic reaction” in music, which was full of energy and great passion. It is the thing left a deep impression in my mind, which subverts my personal thoughts of the collaboration of a band. The second thing, which was stirring me, was what songs delivered to me. The whole concert included three different styles of musical compositions. The topic of concert is Latin jazz and songs were mainly about Afro-Cuban jazz and cha-cha-cha dance, which are branches of it.
It was nice to hear the orchestra, but I was mainly watching Joel Smirnoff, the conductor. I had never really paid close attention to a conductor before in a concert. Usually when I go to an orchestra concert I am just listening to the music. Also, because I am a guitarist, I have never really followed a conductor before I took conducting class. But it was definitely a very educational experience closely observing the conductor.
The third part is even slower yet, but has a new sense of cheer to it. As the soloist sings with the instrument, you begin to get into and expect this peaceful melody to continue, when all of a sudden Bach adds in the whole choir in an instant going at a quick tempo. The notes are also crisper then before adding feelings of excitement. Throughout the parts, imitative polyphony is used, as the lines are independent yet sound together harmonically. The color and tone of the various voices and instruments flavour the melody and all appear to contribute to each other.
Jazz Alley You have not witnessed jazz until you have witnessed Jazz Alley. Jazz alley is my favorite jazz performance I have ever attended. My grandfather is in a jazz band and I really go for him, not for the music. In the case of Jazz Alley I truly enjoyed, and the atmosphere at Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen. The musician that caught my eye was the saxophonist.
His dance moves were beyond anyone's abilities and, when he performs, he brought us magic. His energy and stage presence were amazing. When he sang and dance, it wasnt about being good, or showing off what you could do, it was about doing what you feel best and about moving through the beats or having fun. His music was very emotional and the reason why people got emotional is because of his talent. People cried by listening his songs, because he performed and sang from his soul!
Improvization was so original that the musicains that mastered the technique were classafied as there own genre. Miles Davis for example, was amazing at improvization so people stopped calling it blues and referd it to miles davis
The third piece “Evalidate” was a fixed media. The author of this piece said in the concert, that it was the dream of many composers. It had different type of sounds. Some of the beats were very long but loud. It kept the same rhythm for the whole piece.