14AConcertReportsample2 - CONCERT REPORT Name Steven Frank...

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Unformatted text preview: CONCERT REPORT Name: Steven Frank Course: Music 14A, Beginning Classical Guitar Date: Saturday, October 4, 2008 Event: Jerome Mouffe guitar concert at Le Petit Trianon Theatre, San Jose, California. General Reaction: The artist, Jerome Mouffe, is a young and very personable musician. The Le Petit Trianon Theatre is a stately old structure, nicely appointed inside and provides lively acoustics so that even the softer portions of a guitar piece can be heard well throughout the auditorium. Mr. Mouffe took the stage at first in a classical fashion, speaking not a word and taking his seat at the middle of the stage. Closing his eyes and relaxing his arms at his sides for a moment, his hands then rose to the instrument and immediately began playing – brilliantly. From the first notes it was obvious that this was a virtuoso, and for a beginner as myself, the challenge was to reconcile the music that was being produced with the impossible movements of both his hands. Mr. Mouffe’s personality came through as the concert progressed. He spoke to the audience between pieces, giving small items of explanation about himself and the works he was about to play. giving small items of explanation about himself and the works he was about to play....
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