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Cultural Event I attended Beethoven's Ninth Symphony performed by the HSO, with the UAH Concert Choir, Community Chorus, and the UNA Choirs on September 16. It was at the Von Braun Center. I have been playing the piano since age 5, although I don’t play it anymore. So, this concert was really interesting for me. I did a little research about Beethoven before going to the concert. Beethoven started work on his last symphony in 1818 and finished it early in 1824. This was roughly twelve years after his eighth symphony. However, he was interested in the Ode to Joy from a much earlier time, having set it to music as early as 1793; that setting is lost. The hall was really crowded and dark so I couldn’t see the people who performed clearly, but I could recognize some of the instruments they played. They were: piccolo, flutes, oboes, clarinets
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Unformatted text preview: bassoons, contrabassoon, horns, trumpets trombones timpani, triangle, cymbals bass drum and strings. The vocal parts consist of soprano solo, alto solo, tenor solo, baritone solo, and choir in four parts. I was in choir for three years, so I could recognize the soprano 1, soprano 2, and alto parts. The soprano 1 part is the highest, soprano 2 sings the middle notes, and alto sings the lowest notes. I love music, so I really enjoyed this concert. Although I don’t take piano lessons anymore, enjoy playing it, and I realized that if you know one instrument, it’s pretty easy to learn some others. I talked to one of the performers, and that’s what she told me. I plan to continue going to music concerts, because you can really learn a lot about music. And people who listen to music are culturally aware than those who don’t....
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course UNV 101 taught by Professor Heckman during the Fall '07 term at University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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