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Na Hyun Kim Ulrike Peterson #19341723 Short Paper II – Music Review It has become accepted wisdom that building a huge group of symphony orchestra with different small chamber groups to play the piece in union is a very difficult task. It is even harder for a huge orchestra to play post-Wagner pieces because the effect of symbolism and chromatic sophistication of that time preferred a dissonant and spontaneous nature of melodic ideas. But as the David Milnes, a conductor and a director of the Department of Music in University of California Berkeley, led a thrilling and poetic concert with the University Symphony at Hertz Concert Hall on Friday night, its performance made clear that the size of the symphony cannot be a barrier to an orchestral greatness. This select training ensemble of top-tier players, mostly in their 20s and some older, showed a great soloistic talent from among orchestra’s ranks. Since founding University Symphony Orchestra in 1923, the conductor David Milnes had shown great commitment to ‘symphonic and contemporary music’ (Department of Music). Players of sixteen different chamber groups (Violin I, II, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Harp, Keyboard, and Timpani/Percussion) seemed to come from diverse backgrounds but they were all on the stage together and performed in accord with same passionate dedication. The most revealing performance, after intermission, was of Dmitri Shostakovich’s
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course MUSIC 27 taught by Professor Vanorden during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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