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.
He composed several concertos for the bassoon, oboe, recorder and flute, as well as the rarer clarinet. Woodwind instruments had become an integral part of Northern European orchestras, but the trend hadn't made it to Italy, where the violin was king. It is partly through Vivaldi's interactions with travellers to Venice and his own travels to Germany and France that led him to explore woodwinds. It is likely that Vivaldi played some of these instruments as well. Vivaldi’s orchestra in the Bassoon concerto consisted of a bassoon, Violin 1 and 2, Viola, Cello, and Bass.
I can still hear the triangle being played here also it gave me an attention because it sounds like an ice cream bell and now I can also here something like a tambourine and drum more. Listening to it I felt like I was in a circus or carnival because with this song I can imagine that someone was performing with the clown suit. The last piece “Symphony No. 1 in E Minor” has a dark and slow music it was a long piece and it went to a little bit fast to slow again. With string, brass, woodwind, and percussion the music became dramatic and kind of heavy mood to it.
Haydn spent almost thirty years there. During the time he was with the Eszterhaza family he composed 5 masses, 40 string quartets, 60 symphonies, 30 clavier pieces, 105 cello trios and many other works for funerals, weddings and birthdays. Haydn composed over one-hundred symphonies that he was dubbed “The father of the
Throughout the entire musical there was a significant job by the brass as a whole and I loved how it added to the show. The warm tone of the trumpets and trombones added to the dark and casual atmosphere, and was far more effective than a woodwind instrument as the lead, for this would create a sharp and often light hearted feel to most songs. The entire orchestra did a great job adding the background and really enhanced the emotion behind the musical. They mostly kept in the background, instead of being overpowering, keeping the focus on the play, not the music. Without an orchestra, a musical would just be very plain and boring due to the fact that the catchy tunes kept me
This peaceful and relaxing music gave you a sense that the place where the move was starting from was safe with no worries or evil surrounding it. From what I heard it did not take a full orchestra to do the opening scene but only needed the woodwind and the string family. The flute played very softly while the string instruments would follow right behind with the same tempo, answering what the flute did. The style of music was very mythical and other worldly like because it sounded nothing like you normally hear. Secondly, I want to talk about the adventure scenes.
When “Dorothy” starts her conversation with Toto it really sets the mood along with the orchestra with longing and hope. Judy garlands voice bites into you with her strong beautiful voice even where her voice is small the meaning is powerful. The lyrics written by E.Y. Harburg flow into each other to make a happy sound while standing out in clarity. 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”.
Moonlight Sonata potray’s a lot of emotions that can be related to relaxing music or soulful music. I say this because this piece is the kind of music you’ll play in a room full of inpatient guest’s . A day whereas you have a bunch of plans and your so stressed that the only thing to catch your attention is Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. The way Valentina Lisitsa plays is reminded by how a deaf man (Beethoven) can have a whole room listen to
Second Essay I went to the concert players name is “Palisades virtuosi”. The concert title name is “Music Born of Adversity.” There are three players. “The Commissioners” by Chamber Music America magazine, Palisades Virtuosi has established an enviable presence in the chamber music world since its inception eleven years ago. The concert was newest and interesting for me because trio is not normal group. I saw lots of piano with strings instruments such as violin, viola and cello.
Many people choose to play classical music as they study or do work because they believe it increases their productivity. Classical music often begins with a relatively slow chords progression slow rhythm around sixty beats per minute . The slow, rhythm relaxes the mind, usually by raising serotonin production in the brain. Serotonin being the chemical that allows a person to sleep. Of course the serotonin production is not rapid enough to induce sleep, but the music allows it to release the neurotoxin at a rate that will relax an individual enough to activate a sense of wonder similar to those a person experiences in dreams.