Concert Report #1 For my first Concert Report, I chose to attend the Verismo Trio Concert on Saturday, October 6 th in the Morrison Center Recital Hall. The concert consisted of seven different pieces, written for either solo instrument with keyboard accompaniment, or for trio. This trio consisted of a piano (Theresa Bogard), flute (Nicole Riner), and both alto and soprano saxophones (Dr. Scott Turpin). The concert lasted for about an hour and a half. The first piece played was Dash by Jennifer Higdon. I had not heard of this composer before. Since she was born in 1962, her music is not from any of the eras we have covered in Music 100 yet, but she did write in a Classical/Baroque style. Dash is a very dissonant piece and it does not contain movements; the technical, choppy rhythms are continuous throughout. The tempo was also quite fast- probably close to 172bpm. The main melody was passed around between all three instruments as well as the accompanying parts. The performers did very well on this piece by keeping the energy up, and conveying the hectic feeling I believe the composer was trying to convey. Though it was a good choice for the opening because its quick tempo helped grab the audience and pull them in for the beginning of the concert, in my personal opinion, I did not care much for the piece. I prefer music that has a bit more of smooth melodic
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