Who likes classical music anyway? That is a question that you may have found me
asking a few months ago. As I have listened to the music in class and on my CD that
came with the text book, I have noticed that I am growing a little bit more fond of
this style of music. I had never really given it a chance until I started attending my
younger sister's concerts and really paying attention to the music. I have realized that
classical music isn't half bad. modern rock is still the music for me, but I have really
learned to like and respect classical music over the last few months. The last classical
concert I attended was a Christmas themed concert last week. Along with Christmas
favorites and carols, they played a song called Trepak, by Tchaikovsky. I had heard of
Tchaikovsky before, but had never seen any of his music performed live.
My first impression of the concert was that the players were all dressed in black
slacks or skirts and white tops. Some of them were wearing festive Santa Clause style
hats and some even had garland wrapped around their instruments. The orchestra played
first. They were all seated in a very specific order, facing the audience with the conductor
standing on a podium in front of them. As they began to play I was very impressed with
the level of skill that they played with, being only in high school. It sounded as if I was
listening to a CD of professionals playing the songs. As the conductor lead them through
the songs I became very attentive to the playing. I realized that I was actually enjoying
classical music. After the orchestra finished playing, the jazz band played a few songs.
The jazz band only contained ten different players and their songs were much more up
beat and had quiet a few solos. As the concert came to a close I started to become
curious about the people who composed the music that these high school... [continues]
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