Intro to Music Histor
December 10, 2012
With the feeling of excited and curious, I decided to enjoy the perfect play performed by The New York Youth Symphony. And the music director in this concert is Joshua Gersen. This is my first life experience to attend to a music hall and listen to the classical music concert.
The Carnegie Hall located at west 40th street, New York. It is a 5-floor high building which can fill at least 400 people. The 2nd to 4th floor is some small rooms and looks classical. I was so lucky that I got almost the last ticket and I sit at the 5th floor on the left side of the concert. I went to my sit in a hurry because I didn’t want to make any noisy when the play started. I learned that from my Music 110 Class, every time when professor start to play the music, we need to play attention and keep quiet to respect for the musician, so that everyone can enjoy the melody truly.
The hall was noisy before the concert start. I could hear that everyone was so excited to talk about how the play will be. Soon, the play started. Suddenly the concert was so quiet because everyone stops talking almost at the same time as soon as the music rings. It’s the practices before the real show start. After a few minutes of prelude, the conductor came out in warm applause. He introduced himself and started the first songs.
All musicians in the team, The New York Youth Symphony, dressed in official dresses. It felt like we are the king and queen in an old auditorium to enjoy the show. The strings class musicians are in the first few front rows in turns of violin, cello and the percussion instrument are at the back. They made a half circle to surround the conductor. They follow the beat and look for the sign which the conductor gave to play their musical instruments in a smooth and one way.
According to the knowledge learned from the course and the introduction, the songs are from different music history period of styles. The first song...
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