Mark Ranno December 1, 2009 Dr. Aaron I. Hilbun MUL 2110 Concert Report On Thursday, November 19th, 2009, I attended a concert in the FGCU Student Union Ballroom. I watched String Orchestra and Symphonic Band in concert. The conductors were Rod Chesnutt and Troy Jones. Nine pieces were played. Out of that nine, “Forever Holding Close the Memories”, by Richard L. Saucedo was my favorite.
The three pieces that were played were Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg” Suite, Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony, and Beethoven’s Overture to “Egmont.” Before I go into any analysis of the performance I will begin by saying this was the best music concert I’ve been to all year. I really liked the three selected works and think that they complemented each other well. The conductor, John finney, was very charismatic and spoke to the audience between the pieces. I found him to be very engaging and I like that he gave us some background on each piece before the orchestra played for us. I have heard all three pieces before, but never from a live orchestra.
A few composers who made music today possible by struggling through the aftermath of the Black Death epidemic would be; Jasquin Des Prez, (who was a big name at the time,) Pierre De La Rue, a very well proclaimed vocalist (The New York Time Company 2012, March 23. Top 8 Renaissance Composers Retrieved from http://classicalmusic.about.com.) One such composer whose name is still heard pretty often would be Johann Sebastian Bach; he is considered as one of the faces of classical music. Like all of us, he started out with baby steps, slowly learning the ways of music. Bach came from a family of musicians who brought him into the whole scene; his father was a director and had several uncles who were musicians (Christoph Wolff, Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc., 2000.)
Dale L. Baptiste Professor Melinda Rogers Music 123 14 Apr 2013 The Special Magic of Carlos Santana The entire world know the special magic of Carlos Santana as expressed through his music and his guitar playing, which is among the most distinctive and recognizable in all music. Carlos was introduced to "traditional music" by his father, Jose. An accomplished mariachi violinist and experienced musician, he taught Carlos the basics of music theory and gave him an understanding of the value of a note. Although Carlos' excitement for music would be sparked by his first experience, he quickly discovered the limits of its traditional form and wanted more. Carlos wanted to play the kind of music that was filling the radio waves and making people dance.
He put together his first band in 1934 and was given a spot at Billy Rose’s new theater restaurant The Music Hall (Stockdale, 1995). Later that year, he auditioned for NBC’s Lets Dance, a popular three-hour radio program that aired weekly and featured popular dance music styles (“Benny Goodman”, 2011). Goodman was given a spot on the show. Needing a new sound, he began purchasing arrangements from composer Fletcher Henderson, an African-American songwriter who had a popular Atlanta band in the early 1930’s. These hot, edgy arrangements combined with Goodman desire for precision in
Bela Fleck Concert This past week, I watched a concert performed by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. The style of music was very different from what I am used to, but I was pleasantly surprised at how well the band played. The concert was held at the Quick Center for the Arts and seemed very informal. There were several times where audience members clapped, cheered, or stood up. The concert hall appeared to be a formal concert hall.
Yuanyuan Mao MUS-120 10:20AM 17/10/2012 symphonic band My first concert experience Last Friday night, I got my first concert experience in Van Meter Hall for University symphonic band concert. It was a memorable musical feast. The first program is called Fanfare for the Ozarks. Before it beginning, The bandmaster introduced the principal flute for us. Fanfare has a dramatic start, just like a communicating between difference instruments.
Somewhere over the rainbow has always been one of my favorite songs.Infact I have used this assignment as an excuse to watch the movie. Growing up watching the Wizard of Oz over and over again, I think it is safe to say it would not have been nearly as popular without Judy Garland. I would like to share my thoughts, feelings, and impressions on this version of the song. This song made the movie! There is a reason that it has been re-sung so many times.
On Friday December 9th, 2011 I attended the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s “Holiday Cirque de la Symphonie” performance. The main focus for the concert was the Cirque performances to Christmas music. I was a passive listener as the Cirque performances took most of my attention. I enjoyed the music thoroughly as it was performed beautifully but the Cirque performers were definitely the show for me. Pieces performed included: A Christmas Festival, O, Holy Night, Sugar Rum Cherry & Toot Toot, Tootie Toot, Sleigh Ride, Skater’s Waltz, Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No.
It is recognized all over the world, and it has the ability to bring people together in times of joy, tragedy, war, and peace. As someone who understands both the simplicity and the complexity of music, I am very opinionated as to what makes music “good” or in better words, worth listening to. Composers such as Vivaldi, Mozart, and many others helped to define music of their generations. Everyone knew and appreciated the works they composed, and a great number of people still find the time to appreciate it. In the rock and roll era, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, and Led Zeppelin started revolutions in their own ways.