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Concert Review

1021 words - 5 pages

Concert Review
Introduction to Music

2/1/2014
Park University
Erin Rosario

Name: Erin Rosario
Course: Introduction to Music
Date: February 1, 2014
Concert: Oakland East Bay Symphony
Type of concert: Symphony orchestra
General reaction: This was my first attendance at a symphony concert so I wasn’t certain what to expect. The Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA held the three hour concert and set the mood for this event. The following pieces were played for the performance: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (1869), Dmitry Kabelevsky’s Cello Concerto No. 2 (1964) with David Requiro, cello, Conrad Susa’s The Blue Hour, and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations ...view middle of the document...

Composition I liked best: The piece I enjoyed the most was The Blue Hour by Conrad Susa, an American composer of our time, particularly known for his operas. Susa passed away on November 21, 2013 at age 78, he was a distinguished educator and creative composer with hundreds of works to his credit. Conrad’s work was said to be tonal and melodic, ranging across a variety of styles: a single composition might include aspects of Baroque music, tango and jazz. The conductor introduced this piece and told the audience that Susa was inspired and this piece is an attempt to produce in sound the complexity of experience which floods the soul in that magical moment before sunset. At that time, “the light blurs familiar outlines, suffuses shapes with unexpected colors, and seems to stop time itself; reality is suspended. Loved ones are suddenly near. The past is present, and we are saturated with sweet pain.” (Susa) Throughout the piece, the different instruments were isolated to display their importance and significance of telling this story. The different instruments helped illustrate this piece; as the sunset occurs different elements come in and out of the picture, such as a radio being played in the background, the waves from the ocean, or the breeze on your face. What I heard was music of private sensuality, brimming with alertness but unhurried, at ease. Susa takes an ordinary moment in the day, and transfigures it and puts a halo around that time and makes it extraordinary. For this piece, I closed my eyes and could visualize what was happening as it brought a smile to my face.
Composition I liked the least: Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk, Russia, on May 7, 1840, and died in St. Petersburg, Russia, on November 6, 1893. The first performance of the Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture took place in Moscow, Russia, at a concert of the Musical Society on March 16, 1870. In 1869, Tchaikovsky was inspired by his own tortured personal life and Shakespeare’s tragedy, and the two...

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