Concert Review

Concert Review

To begin with you are required to submit ONE Concert Review for this course. Therefore this review counts 10% of your final grade. Prior to covid, this assignment would have had you attend a live concert. Instead, I am providing you multiple pieces to watch to make up a full concert length worth of pieces and music. Additionally please be sure to look up composer information for each of these pieces. The review should be over ALL of the following links: The first piece is George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” performed by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in 1976 and conducted by Leonard Bernstein, who is also playing the piano solo during the performance. Here is the link to the concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH2PH0auTUULink (Links to an external site.)

The second piece is Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” arranged for a cappella voice by Alexander L’Estrange. Performed by the classical vocal group known as VOCES8. Here is the link for the piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXJNLb71VH4The Third piece is Gabriel Faure’s “Pie Jesu” take from his requiem. Performed by the classical vocal group known as VOCES8. Here is the link for the piece:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9al6HNOgSo&list=PL2tFLT5qytwSTVwD8NLh2jw3qGXMEv-uC&index=14The Fourth Piece is William’s Byrd’s “Sing Joyfully unto God.” This Madrigal is performed by the classical vocal group known as VOCES8. Here is the link for the piece:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6JfcFhs9Y8&list=PL2tFLT5qytwSTVwD8NLh2jw3qGXMEv-uC&index=20

Further Description

The Fifth work is taken from part of Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake.” Performed by the Perm Opera Ballet Theatre, this excerpt features the “Dance of the Little Swans” (around the 5 minute mark) and the “Dance of the Big Swans” (around the 7 minute mark.) Feel free to go and review the plot of the ballet before watching this clip. You can find the plot here: https://www.liveabout.com/swan-lake-acts-i-and-2-synopsis-723768#:~:text=%22Swan%20Lake%22%20is%20a%20timeless,in%20her%20beautiful%20human%20form. (Links to an external site.)

You can find the clip for the ballet here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htWM5ZtONU4Check the guidelines for Concert Reviews found in the “Introductory Materials” section of the Modules page. Any deviation from these set guidelines (formatting, file type, length, etc.) will result in deduction of points or a zero on the assignment. Please attach your review in either .doc or .docx format. We will submit the document¬† to Turnitin to check for plagiarism.

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