Concert Review

Topics: Orchestra, Carl Maria von Weber, Bassoon Pages: 2 (832 words) Published: January 24, 2013
Roslyn Perrault
I attended the Chamber Orchestra Concert on November 6, 2012. This was there first concert. They played three pieces during this concert. The first piece that they played was Bassoon Concerto in F Major, Op.75 written by Carl Maria von Weber. The second piece that they played was The Lark Ascending written by Ralph Williams. The last piece that they played was Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 written by Felix Mendelssohn.

Bassoon Concerto in F Major, Op. 75 written by Carl Maria von Weber was an enjoyable piece to listen to. The strings play first during the beginning and then the woodwinds join in. The orchestra slowly crescendos and then the bassoon comes in and plays the solo accompanied by the orchestra. I felt that this was a very upbeat piece of music to listen to. The second piece was The Lark Ascending. The piece starts out by violins playing. As the violin soloist comes in the orchestra starts to play piano. The soloist starts off playing forte and then she slowly crescendos and decrescendos. The orchestra comes back in playing mezzo piano and then they crescendo. At the end of the piece it is just the soloist playing and it ends as the soloist decrescendos very slowly. The last piece that they played was Symphony No. 4 in A Major, Op. 90 by Felix Mendelssohn. This piece was a lot faster and upbeat then The Lark Ascending. You hear the strings playing in the beginning and then the woodwinds join in. Then, the strings and woodwinds start to trade off rhythms. The tempo in the first movement is Allegro Vivace. The second movement starts off with the strings playing just like in the first movement. Then, the cellos start to play a steady eighth note rhythm and then the flute and oboes come in. This movement ends by the cellos plucking notes. The third movement starts out with the violins playing and then the flutes and bassoons come in. In the middle of this movement you get to hear the horns play with the strings playing softly in the...
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