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NAME 10/19/07 Concert Report I attended the Clemson University Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. The symphony orchestra consisted of a wide variety of instruments. The majority of the symphony orchestra consisted of the strings section, violins, violas, cellos, and double basses. The strings were impressive in their use of a variety of techniques such as pizzicato, vibrato, glissando, tremolo, and double stops. There were also representatives of the woodwinds instruments, including flutes, a piccolo, an oboe, clarinets, and bassoons. The brass section consisted of French horns and trombones. There was also a percussion section and a celesta. The students in the orchestra were dressed in black. The audience, which was filled with adults and some students, were dressed semi-formally. The symphony orchestra is lead by a conductor. He opened with Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla . This piece was written during the Classical Era by Mikhail Glinka.
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