concert report

Topics: Music, Musical instrument, Performance Pages: 3 (930 words) Published: December 3, 2013
The University held the Chamber Ensembles Concert on November 5, 2013 in the Charles E. Hayworth Sr. Memorial Chapel. The concert lasted a little over an hour and consisted of nine pieces. The pieces performed with one movement included String Quartet K.157 by W.A.Mozart, “Sylvesterlied” from Album der Jugeng by R.Schumann, Cohesion by Matt Moore, Esurientes from Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 by J.S.Bach, Little Red Monkey by Jack Jordan, Scherzo by John Cheetham, and Jupiter from “The Planets” by Gusty Holst. Madrigals by Samuel Adler contained 3 movements and Highlights from “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky contained 5 movements. The groups that performed included the Chamber Orchestra, Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Dr. Nathan Daughtrey and Jerod Oakes who played percussion, Nathan Barrick who played the piano, and Allyson Goff who was the mezzo-soprano. The conductors for the different pieces included Ms. Laura Stevens for Madrigals and Dr. Brian Meixner for the brass pieces. The principal performers included Dr. Nathan Daughtery and Jerod Oakes on the percussions, Allyson Goff singing mezzo- soprano, and Dr. Jack Turner on the cello. The instruments included the piano, percussion drums, violin, viola, cello, flute, trumpet, French horn, euphonium, and tuba. The only voice part included a mezzo-soprano. I believe that the purpose of this concert was to showcase the students who have been taking lessons or have been performing in a group all semester. I enjoyed this concert very much because of all the different sounds that were being produced by the different instruments. It was a showcase of instruments by family so there was not an overwhelming clash of sounds. The dynamics ranged from very soft with the flutes to extremely loud with the drums. I could not hear any mistakes throughout the music so if there was everything sounded rhythmically connected and in tune. The instrument that stuck out the most to me was the tuba, surprisingly....
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