Concert Review 1

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Roxanne Smith
MUS 275
Charles Morris
Concert Review #1

Concert Review on “Morey Senior Outreach Concert”, CMU

This concert was a concert like nothing I have attended before. It had a combination of everything we have discussed in class. The organizers of this event established a well thought out way of putting on the show that made it interesting. There was not one moment that I felt tired or bored it was very amusing. Like I had mentioned before it was a little bit of everything we are studying in class. It had Opera, Jazz, Orchestra, Choir; the piano was played a lot and even some strings and woodwinds. I will discuss each piece in more detail. . . It started with a piece of music written by Johann Sebastian Bach, this was done on the organ Prelude and Fugue in B-flat Major, BWV 560. I was able to tell this was a major key as well as it was familiar to me because we have listened to Bach. It was amazing the sound of that versus just listening to the music on the radio it gives a new meaning to the music when it is witnessed live. The second performance was a soprano and a baritone singing “Mimi- Speravo di trovari qui!” from La Boheme. This was neat it sounded like a mini opera but I am not sure exactly. The performers did a wonderful job. I could feel the emotions when they were singing. This was a moderato, soprano and a baritone singing. The third performance was just piano playing. It was very soft and sweet. “Ruby, My Dear” was allegro soft and tender. I think it was in duple meter. The next performance was a vocal jazz ensemble this was one of my favorites. It was easy to be able to recognize the different pitches in each of the singer’s voices I could tell they were all very talented and worked hard. This was very lively I would call it vivace. It had high notes and moves with steps. Concerto in E Minor for Bassoon was really neat. I have never seen a bassoon played live it looked like a very difficult instrument to play. It moved slow I...
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