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The concert took place at Recital Hall at Cal Poly Ponoma University. The concert was
known as Ensemble concert ("ensembles", 2018). I had much expectation for this concert
because I heard so many good reviews from my friends who had attended this concert before.
They had said that the concert is very entertaining and, therefore, I attended the concert while
looking forward to being entertained. Like any other concert, I observed that food from outside
was not aloud and people were restricted from going in some restricted areas of the school
premise. I noticed that in this particular concert, the audience did not have official concert attire.
Everyone was dressed in their own fashion.
This particular music concert was extremely promising because the guest composer was
one of the United States finest. Frank Ticheli has received much recognition in United State and
Europe. Among his best performances include Philadelphia Orchestra among others. The first
performance on stage was called one life beautiful by Julie Giroux. This performance was well
coordinated and I could not fail to see how the audience was nodding rhythmically as a sign of
satisfaction. I enjoyed the cooperation between the choir and the orchestra. The melodies were
sweat to the ear and I enjoyed the harmony between the orchestra and the vocal group. I enjoyed
the lyrics most. The soloist sung in a sweat nostalgic voice that reminded me of my childhood.
The second performance included Simple Gifts by Frank Ticheli. The performance
consisted of three movements in different setting. The first movement was a setting in “Yonder
valley”. I later on learned that the hymn was appraised to the attributes of father James Whittaker CONCERT REPORT
who was a close member of the Shakes Spear who immigrated to America. The second
movement included a dance from manuscript by Shakes Spear written around 1830s. It is
important to note that the songs to the dances were sung by people in groups. The song was very
entertaining and all hte audience joined the dance.
The third movement was a lullaby titled “here take this lovely flower”. The song was a
sung in a slow tune which was very soothing. The final part of the performance entailed “simple
gift” which is a song that sometimes is normally attributed to Elder Joseph Bracket. The song
was the grand finally since everybody in the audience stood up and joined the song. The
happiness that the audience derived from the performance could be noticed by the applause,
ululations and the shouts that followed the performance upon completion. Other performances
included folk dance. The folk dance was conducted by Rickey Badua. I have always liked folk
dance since my junior high school, and therefore, this was my most entertaining moment.’
The performers wore black suits which looked very polished. I was amazed by the
performers’ skills in playing instrument. One of the instrumentalists was able to play multiple
instruments at a go. This showed the highest level of skills that I had never witnessed in any
concert. Some of the instrument that were mixed to bring the enjoyers melody included snare
drum, tambourine, bass drum, xylophone, bongos, and congas, In conclusion it is important to
note that this concert was attended by many people; both in college and out of college. I enjoyed
every bit of the concert and therefore I cannot wait for the next concert. CONCERT REPORT 2 2
2 2 References
Elias, G., Garfield, R., & Gutschera, K. (2012). Characteristics of games. Cambridge
(Massachussets, USA): MIT Press. ...
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- Bass drum, Frank Ticheli, Philadelphia Orchestra, Shakes Spear