MUSICFINALESSAY

MUSICFINALESSAY - The Smaller The Better It is seven oclock...

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The Smaller The Better? It is seven o’clock, Sunday night. There a ridiculously long line in front of the big and beautiful Mondavi center. People are semi-dressed up and there is traffic everywhere. At the door, tickets are sold from eight to twelve dollars and seats are first come first serve. It is projected that a big concert like this will be worth it and enjoyable to the listener. Good music is highly expected to come out of hyped-up, formal concerts. However, what people do no always see is that one does not need to go to a big concert to witness and enjoy good music. For example, noon concerts at UC Davis are very small, casual concerts that usually take place in a room in the music building. These concerts have a “recital” feel and there is no need to purchase a ticket to attend. A person can just walk in and sit in one of the seats in the room. There are only about forty to forty-five seats and about a third of the seats are empty. This provides the concert with a very intimate and private feel. It is one thing to see a huge orchestra performing on a stage at a big concert, and truly another to see a pianist or string quartet up close and personal. As for the music
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