From my experience when I attend a recital, the audience usually is involved with the performers and sometimes you cannot even hear the artist performing whatever they prepared. The environment of that recital is of complete silence from the audience, I felt as though it would probably be an insult to the composers if anybody was to speak while they were performing. This was a good experience for me because I actually got an opportunity to really hear what they were performing and appreciate what the composers worked really hard
I was also in Honors Orchestra. This was selected students from each school in District 30. We all played a concert at the end, the District Concert; I participated in this when I was in 6th grade. Also, every Christmas we have a rosary at my church, Holy Name of Mary. My cousin, Karen Lopez, and I would play a Christmas song on our violin at the end of the rosary.
He repeatedly expressed how honored he was to be giving the speech, but he did not try to use all of his accomplishments to show the audience that he was credible. Rather than only talking about this Grammy awards, he addressed his credibility by talking about educational issues in our society. John Legend used pathos appeal to intensify the emotions of the crowd. His emotional tones progressed from being celebratory, somber, and then back to congratulating the audience. He started off his speech by talking how this is a celebration for all the hard work
I think the words play to a part of us as kids and adults that we hope to find our own “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”. The words are not the only element of emotion as the music in the background sneaking its way into our ears not even registering while we watch her beautiful face but telling us how to feel. This influential music is played by a full orchestra and composed by Harold Arlen played by the MGM orchestra. Isael "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole is a performer from Hawaii that lived and died there. His performance of Somewhere over the rainbow was introduced to me in march 2011 after a dear friend passed away.
Mr. Holland’s Opus Mr. Glenn Holland is a musician and composer who also obtained his teaching certificate as a “fallback” plan if his music career didn’t work out. He ends up taking a teaching job to pay the rent. In his 'spare time', he hopes to achieve his true dream - to be a famous composer of some of the greatest symphonies ever heard. Teaching isn’t a fallback career, it is a lifestyle. As Mr. Holland discovers, “Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans”, and as the years unfold the joy of sharing his contagious passion for music with his students becomes his new definition of success.
He starts off his day with orchestra and after about six or seven periods later he ends with environmental science or gym. Afterwards, he attends various club meetings, track practice or rehearsal for an upcoming musical. In addition to Youth in Government Club, Enin volunteers in the radiology department of Stony Brook University Hospital and is in both the youth and bell choirs at the United Methodist Church of Bay Shore. He hopes to go into the medical field as a doctor in the future. In his Common Application essay, Enin writes about his love of music into a story about leadership, community, and bringing joy to the world by singing and dancing in a production of Guys and Dolls.
At times, they were jumping from note, to note, to note. So, I can tell that they have practiced a lot, and they have been trained very well. However, I did not like the pieces that they chose to perform. I felt like all of the pieces were dry; they were not very exciting to listen to. The first performer, Jonathan Thomson, performed Bach’s Suite No.
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.
Equally instrumentalists are expected to play their music in a virtuosic manner, and lead the orchestra professionally, however with music in front of them, their professionalism decreases, as their concentration goes into the reading of the score. This again, detracts the audience away. As a singer I know that it is difficult to learn new pieces especially if sight reading and perfect pitch isn’t a strong skill. Current research by Nate Kornell, an assistant professor of psychology at Williams College and Robert A. Bjork of the University of California have said ‘To manage one’s own conditions of learning effectively requires gaining an understanding of the activities and processes that do and do not support learning.’ In other words, for one to learn something and memorize something, one has to know how they work and learn the most effectively. So before one can memorize something they must know how they go about memorizing something.
In the middle ages workmen used songs, poems and even rhymes to ease the work and be able to build all the great medieval cathedrals (MacDonald). One can use music to energize, focus, inspire and to create other positive states of mind that will facilitate learning. The ability of taking one self to the right state of mind for learning and doing work is very scarce between students. Most students would agree that a big part of academic failure is because they are not able to use their abilities in an efficient way and not because they don’t have the capacity. According to scientists the alpha brain wave state is a perfect learning state for taking in information through auditory channels (Brewer).