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philosophy, and art have changed the way people live forever. In a world where technology has gone from telegrams to handheld computers, the fact that the musical world has also seen dramatic changes often goes completely unnoted. More specifically, the orchestra sector of the musical realm has undertaken a quite noticeable evolution within itself. By listening to a composition from each of what are labeled as the four major eras of music, the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary, one can hear...

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Orchestra Concert

I was unable to attend either of the two symphony orchestra concerts this semester due to my busy schedule as a rugby player, however, I had attended a symphony orchestra concert last Fall semester with my girlfriend for her St. Josephs College music class at the Stony Brook University Staller Center. I was hesitant to use this experience as it was slightly over a year ago and I fear that I may have forgotten certain important details. I can still remember certain key elements from the concert...

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Symphony Orchestra

I have never been personally a fan of the romantic orchestra music but going to listen to a concert live is breathtaking. I attended the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Masterpieces concert with music director Fouad Fakhouri performing Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.1 in D major. There was a full stage of musicians and a complete choir to back it up. The first half of the performance was a complete orchestra of woodwinds, strings, drums, brass, excreta and a...

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The development of the Orchestra

The orchestra as we know it now did not exist before the 17th century. At the start of this century the orchestra was just beginning and developing on from the renaissance era where orchestras had only just began to be used rarely and only in tiny groups, with a small range of instruments. The main factors influencing this development include: instrumental technology, different classes of the public, playing techniques, economics, the role of music directors and changes in musical tastes. The...

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Band vs. Orchestra

Band vs. Orchestra When you hear the word “orchestra,” you typically think of the “Trans-Siberian Orchestra,” or the “New York Philharmonic,” but when you hear “concert band,” what comes to mind? Maybe, you think of a marching band you once saw at halftime on your Sunday game or the high school band that played the boring, dragging tune at your graduation ceremony. Although the two ensembles are closely related, the main difference in the two orchestras is instrumentation. A concert band, unlike...

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Concert Orchestra experience

The University Of North Texas College Of Music presents: UNT Concert Orchestra I went to the UNT Concert Orchestra on Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. It was held in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at 8:00 pm. The Concert was led by Conductor Clay Couturiaux and featured soloist Christopher Deane, who played the Marimba. The first piece was Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky, Op. 35a (1894) by Anton Arensky (1861-1906). The piece was written in 1894, in tribute to...

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Orchestra Concert Essay

was performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra had performed Shostakovich’s “Symphony NO. 7, Leningrad” from the Romantic era. The orchestra was a large ensemble (1) containing various instruments that contributed to the overall sound of the piece. Since the orchestra was a large ensemble, just like the instrumentation common in the Romantic era, the orchestra was able to perform in a lively, vigorous manner, probably vivace (2). The orchestra performed tutti (3), in which all of the...

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City Symphony Orchestra

Case: City Symphony Orchestra The City Symphony Orchestra is a branch of the Center for Performing Arts. It performs regular concerts throughout the year and has been reasonably profitable in the past. However, in recent years, concert attendance has been declining and the Orchestra is looking for ways to boost attendance. The traditional customers of the Orchestra have been the older and more affluent segment of the population that live in the suburbs. The recent boom in the high-tech sector...

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sydney symphony orchestra

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Established in 1932, The Sydney Symphony Ochestra (SSO) is a full ninety-member Orchestra based in Sydney. The SSO have enjoyed good profitability in recent years through both strong government support and high concert attendance. However, the music industry they operate in has a constantly changing external environment making future profitability a frequently asked question. This essay seeks to predict the future profitability of SSO within this competitive environment...

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Orchestra Concert Review

chords and note perfectly. The melody phrase was playing beautifully and fluently. The connection between piano and orchestra was perfectly match. There is no doubts that conductor is determined what he wants the music to sound like and gave clear direction to the musicians. The research said that the piece has consist of twenty four theme. I do not get this idea when I heard orchestra playing. I realized that there is a melody kept repeating, string/ violin played it at the beginning and piano repeated...

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