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The Soloist ( Foster, Krasnoff & Wright

- Synopsis of the movie The Soloist (Foster, Krasnoff & Wright, 2008), is based on a true story of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Jr. who develops psychosis and becomes homeless. In the film, Nathaniel is considered a cello genius who is discovered on the streets by Steve Lopez, a journalist from the Los Angeles Times. Steve was searching for a city story and he decided to write a newspaper article about Nathaniel. Nathaniel always had a passion for music. He was a child prodigy and attended Juilliard School of Music....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Delusion]

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The Soloist ( Foster, Krasnoff & Wright

- Synopsis of the movie The Soloist (Foster, Krasnoff & Wright, 2008), is based on a true story of Nathaniel Anthony Ayers Jr. who develops psychosis and becomes homeless. In the film, Nathaniel is considered a cello genius who is discovered on the streets by Steve Lopez, a journalist from the Los Angeles Times. Steve was searching for a story and he decided to write a newspaper article about Nathaniel. Nathaniel always had a passion for music. He was a child prodigy and attended Juilliard School of Music....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Delusion, Paranoia]

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Julliard to Skid Row: The Soloist

- Both the book and film are set in Los Angeles and tell a story of a homeless paranoid schizophrenic named Nathaniel Ayers. Throughout the film The Soloist directed by Joe Wright, it explains what happened to Nathaniel and his love for music; some of those events happen in the book; The Soloist by Steve Lopez. Nathaniel loves music but has a mental illness, while Mr. Lopez is a columnist for LA Times. While both the book and the film tell the same story, it is the book that is far more effective because it gave more characterization and detailed plot....   [tags: Steve Lopez book, Joe Wright film]

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Music: Niccolò Paganini as the Soloist

- ... By 1800 he and his father had traveled to Livorno, where Paganini would perform. In 1801 Paganini and his father returned to Genoa. That same year, on September 14, Paganini and his older brother Carlo Paganini, another violinist, went to Lucca to play at the festival of Santa Croce. The performance was a great success and Paganini was then appointed first violin of the Republic of Lucca's national orchestra. Although that was his official occupation, Paganini spent a lot of time freelancing....   [tags: performance, church, italy]

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The Soloist, By Nathaniel Experienced

- In the movie ‘The Soloist,’ Nathaniel experienced mostly positive symptoms. Ronald Comer, ‘Fundamentals of Abnormal Psychology, defines positive symptoms as “pathological excesses,” or bizarre additions, to a person’s behavior, thoughts, and emotions, and negative symptoms as a deficit of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Nathaniel Ayers displayed signs of an abundance of excessive thoughts, emotions, and behavior. One example was when he initially met Steve Lopez; Nathaniel was extremely verbose and illustrated symptoms of disorganized and rapid speech patterns....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Hallucination]

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Nathaniel Ayes' "The Soloist" and the History of Schizophrenia

- Schizophrenia is one of the most well known and surprisingly frequent psychological disorders today. Patients who have this disorder have problems separating reality from fantasy or delusion. Typically, the person with schizophrenia starts off with a small paranoia about something or someone and continues to get more and more problematic until he/she has trouble functioning in the real world because of emotional, physical, mental, or financial reasons. Because of this, most people who end up homeless have Schizophrenia because they are unable to keep a job, Nathaniel Ayes in the book The Soloist....   [tags: Schizophrenia, psychology, Nathaniel Ayes, ]

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Michael Fuchs 's A Piano And Organ Soloist

- On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 7:30 pm, the Clayton State University Visual and Performing Arts presented the Clayton State University Chorale. Michael Fuchs conducted and Grant Jones performed as a piano and organ soloist. There were four parts in that performance. Part I included “Dies Irae from Requiem Mass in D minor, K.626” from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Hor che ‘l Ciel e la Terra” from Claudio Monteverdi. Part II was “O Schone Nacht” from Johannes Brahms and “Standchen” from Franz Schubert....   [tags: Baroque music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Summary Of ' He ' S Got The World On Two Strings ' ( Pg21 )

- “HE’S GOT THE WORLD ON TWO STRINGS”(pg21). Steve Lopez and Nathaniel Ayers go through a lot since Steve met Nathaniel a homeless man whole plays the violin in downtown Los Angeles. Nathaniel is a homeless man who has paranoid schizophrenia travels downtown Los Angeles pushing his cart with his violin in it. Steve is a writer works for the Los Angeles Times and is always looking for a story for he can write for his column. Both Nathaniel and Steve create a friendship even though with all the challenges but in the book The Soloist it shows how they created a friendship....   [tags: Schizophrenia, The Soloist, Nathaniel Ayers]

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Old African American Male Whom Is Homeless, Single, And Does Not Have Any Children As Reported

- Demographics Nathaniel Ayers, 64 year old African American male whom is homeless, single, and does not have any children as reported. No information received on employment. It was reported that he was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 31, 1951. No information received on his religious practices. It was reported that Nathaniel has completed high school and started college at Julliard on a scholarship where he played the double bass. Background It was reported that Nathaniel Ayers has two sisters, Jennifer and Delsenia, and a brother whom the family called “Tony”....   [tags: Schizophrenia, The Soloist, Jazz, Violin]

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The Importance of Function Over Form in the Classical Concerto

- In the 18th century, the concerto was transformed into a viable instrumental genre to both demonstrate virtuosity as well as a cohesive character that embodied the natural. Though the series of changes from the Baroque concerto grosso to the Classical concerto were gradual and cannot be attributed to a single composer, the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor K. 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a skillful representation of the genre in that era. Of particular interest in this concerto is the treatment of sonata form in the first movement....   [tags: Classical Music]

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William J. And Ethel Lefrak Concert Hall

- On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, the QC Orchestra performed three different flute concertos in Samuel J. and Ethel Lefrak Concert Hall. The three concertos include Mozart’s Flute Concerto in G Major, K 313, Reinecke’s Flute Concerto in D major op.283 and Ibert’s Flute Concerto op. 37. Mozart’s Flute Concerto opened with a familiar ritornello which played by the string instruments. At the beginning, the dynamic of the ritornello was forte then it changed to piano. When the flute was soloing, the string instrument became soft and served as a harmony which supported the melody played by the flute soloist....   [tags: Musical instrument, Music, Orchestra, Concerto]

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David Garrett's Performance of He's a Pirate by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt

- The orchestral piece, He’s a Pirate by Hans Zimmer and Klaus Badelt is the main theme from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. This song was performed David Garrett, who is a professional musician. David has also performed the second movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, which has some similarities to how he performs the piece to the Pirates of the Caribbean theme. Both songs have some differences and similarities about their performance quality even though they are both classical pieces come from a different time periods....   [tags: Main theme of Pirates of the Caribbean]

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Individuals Can Benefit From Having Multiple Literacies

- Individuals can benefit from having multiple literacies. Literacy in area outside of academia can be repurposed and used in academic settings too. The same is true for academic literacies; academic expertise can prove beneficial in other areas. In order to repurpose literacy, one would apply knowledge by reconstructing past literacies and reapplying it in order to enhance present literacies. One educator, Kevin Roozen, described repurposing literacy as blending together of extracurricular elements and of elements from other literate experiences (Roozen 18)....   [tags: Music, Art, Performing arts, Performance art]

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My Personal Favorite Of The Dances

- On October 30th at 7:30 PM, I watched “The Prism Series: Premium Blend”, through the UA Dance at the Steve Eller Dance Theatre. This production was ultimately directed by the school of dance director, Jory Hancock, but was composed by several skilled choreographers for each section. The show contained two main styles of dancing: ballet and modern, with a combination and mixture within different pieces. Overall, the works of art were incredibly entertaining and long enough to grasp the concepts of style and movement, yet short enough to hold the audience’s attention throughout....   [tags: Dance, Choreography, Performance, Modern dance]

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Significance of Music Used in the Movie, A Clockwork Orange

- The use of music as a motif in (Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange 1962)] creates a lens so that the viewer is able to recognize the trend that violence has to destroy an individual’s identity. Although Alex (Malcolm McDowell) clearly associates violence with his own individual identity and sense of self, he consistently reveals the impossibility of remaining an individual in the face of group-oriented violence. The images that music create coincide the destruction of Alex’s identity, either through compliance to a group’s style of violence or through failure to embrace the similarity of group actions associated with violence....   [tags: films, cinematography]

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music in africa

- Music and dance are so related closely in African thinking that it is difficult for them to separate song from movement or speech from playing the drum. In this case, the arts are a part of everyday normal life. Life cycle events including, but not limited to, birth, puberty and death are celebrated with a musical performance. Because music is so integral to society, everyone is expected to be able to sing and dance at a certain level of proficiency. Beyond that, certain people are selected for special musical training....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Effects Of Music On The Music

- Most people in the world listen to music quite often, but when they are asked to define the word music they’re at a lost for words. It’s almost impossible to find a definition for music that can be accepted universally. When I heard the first two FIV videos I was a bit confused with how it would tie in with the course. If I were to view both of these videos before taking this course I wouldn’t necessarily define these as music. I found the first video of the man singing the Tuvin melodies quite interesting....   [tags: Music, Tempo, Sound, Musical notation]

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Symphonies And Their Composers During The Nineteenth Century

- Symphonies and Their Composers Early Eighteenth Century the term “symphony” was applied to the instrumental preludes and postludes of vocal pieces such as arias and songs. By derivation the word means simply “a music ensemble”. Today, we apply the term to a much more larger composition such as an orchestra (typically in three or four movements). The symphony can also be defined as a sonata for orchestra. Symphonies of the earlier era, the Classical Era, were mostly simpler, and followed a smaller scale....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra With The Molto Allegro

- On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. the Charlotte Symphony performed seven compositions by various “maverick” composers. Halton Theatre at Central Piedmont Community College’s central campus was pack to near full capacity. The program included the Molto Allegro from Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G-Minor, Warehouse Medicine by Mason Bates, Apotheosis by Austin Wintory, Cielito Lindo a traditional Spanish copla, Oaken Sky by Chris Rogerson, Le Tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel, and the 4th movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No....   [tags: Orchestra, Symphony, Sonata form]

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My Life Trip : Roller Coasters

- I’ve never really liked roller coasters until I started living my life to the fullest. Mind you, I still don’t like roller coasters, but I love the life I live. While some personal narratives talk about one or two specific life events, I like to share my more prized life events that has happened to me thus far into my life. As a young child I thoroughly enjoyed spending time outside. I grew up with two older brothers so if I ever wanted to spend time with them, it had to be outside: digging in dirt, playing to the sandbox (or rather getting buried in the sandbox), or driving tractors around our jungle....   [tags: High school, Middle school, College]

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Film Analysis: Beautiful Mind

- Movies and other forms of popular entertainment sources have often presented varied information and as well as misinformation about schizophrenia, most specifically in regard to its negative portrayals, which can lead to confused public opinion. In summary, majority of movies and popular entrainment media sources portrays people with schizophrenia as violent and with homicidal and suicide thoughts. In addition, most characters in these media sources are portrayed as Caucasians, males, and with supernatural abilities (Gaebel, 2011)....   [tags: schizophrenia, mental illness]

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The Development of Instruments and Instrumental Music in the Late Renaissance and Baroque Eras

- Before the Baroque era, music was rarely written specifically for instruments; most often, music played on instruments was originally for voice. The Baroque Era last from 1600 to 1750. During this time, instruments were improved, and composers began to write pieces for specific instruments. Music became more popular with the middle class, and amateur musicians became to sprout up, separate from the church and the court. Instrumental music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque eras were called sonatas, concertos, and sinfonias interchangeably....   [tags: History, Baroque Era, Music]

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Schizophrenia And Its Effects On People

- Schizophrenia is often depicted in film and media, and because the media has a powerful impact on people, individuals must be careful not to base their views solely by what they see and hear in movies because information may be misrepresented for entertainment purposes. In the films The Soloist and A Beautiful Mind, schizophrenic disorders are illustrated through the protagonists. When comparing these films with scholarly sources, it is apparent that the films appropriately represent the clinical descriptions and symptoms of a schizophrenic disorder; however, the treatments for these disorders are misrepresented....   [tags: Schizophrenia, Psychosis]

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I Had The Privilege Of Attending A Schola Cantorum Concert

- I had the privilege of attending a Schola Cantorum concert this month at the University of Arkansas. The concert was wonderfully directed and performed very well. The choir is incredibly talented, they sounded wonderful. The concert featured accompaniment by a Baroque style organ that was built here in Arkansas. The organ is absolutely beautiful. It took five years to build, and it is well worth that time. The organ accompanied the first two pieces played at the concert. Being able to listen to the organ in concert for the first time was such a privilege....   [tags: Music, Johann Sebastian Bach, Piece, Part]

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The Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra ( Lpo )

- The Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) is celebrating their 36th season in performing for the Laredo community and they started this last concert with a bang. As a frequent audience member of the LPO, I got to the opportunity to experience a different type of concert setting this concert. In this concert report I will go into detail on every piece that was performed the day of the concert. The first of the three pieces performed was “Musica Celestis” by Aaron Jay Kernis who is a contemporary composer who is still alive composing other great works of all different eras....   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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Billy Adams : Viola And Piano Duet

- On Thursday, October 27, 2016, Auburn University’s music department presented a viola and piano duet in Goodwin Recital Hall. This duet featured Jacob Adams on viola accompanied by Angela Draghicescu on piano. The first two pieces, Dumka and Romance, both composed by Leos Janacek are sonatas traditionally written for violin, but Jacob Adams arranged them for voila. The next pieces included works from George Gershwin, George Enescu, and Otakar Zich. To begin, the soloist and his accompaniment are both well known in their respective fields....   [tags: Jazz, Music, Performance, Opera composers]

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Music, Violence, and Identity in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange

- Music, Violence, and Identity in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange Linking the fundamental conflict between individual identity and societal identity with musical imagery in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange creates a lens through which one can recognize the tendency that violence has to destroy an individual’s identity. Although Alex clearly associates violence with his own individual identity and sense of self, he consistently reveals the impossibility of remaining an individual in the face of group-oriented violence....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays]

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The Purpose of Music Conductor

- Purpose of a Music conductor In your early childhood have you ever needed direction for something you understood, but needed guidance on how to do it. This is the life of a musician under a conductor. Musicians look to the conductor, as a child looks up to his or her mother and father. Conductors specialize in educating, teaching, and instructing Musicians to become better players. Without a conductor a music ensemble could not be successful. Becoming a music conductor is a very competitive task....   [tags: educating, teaching, and instructing musicians]

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Bells and Beats: Dido's Aria

- “When I am laid in earth” is an aria written in the Baroque period. It is a lament featuring the character Dido that directly precedes her death. The aria it is written in repeated binary form, and the repetitions in this piece reflect the style of Purcell and of Baroque music as a whole. The aria is written in 3/2 time and the tempo marking is “larghetto.” The meter allows the piece to have weight, and this combines with the slow tempo is appropriate for the heavy emotion required in a lament....   [tags: Baroque period music]

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Concert Review of the Cabana Boys

- Concert Review of the Cabana Boys The Concert involved a variety of instruments performed by the "Cabana Boys." Each of the band members included: alto and tenor saxophones, a trombone, a trumpet, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, and percussion. In the beginning, four songs were performed by "Bravo!" All of which were from the Disney motion picture soundtracks which included: "Circle of Life," "A Whole New World," "Colors of the Wind," "Bells of Notre Dame," "Out There," and the finishing of "Circle of Life." Two of the songs involved two soloists, one of the songs included three soloists, the other included one soloist, and the song "Out There" involved four so...   [tags: Music, Rock and Roll, Beatles, Latin American Musi]

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What´s Swing Jazz?

- Swing Jazz, a subgenre of Jazz, was an unprecedented sound that has skillfully created an effect on the way we live today. In an article from a devoted Jazz website, Just the Swing, it is presented how Jazz was “revolutionary in its time period.” This is shown through how it was the first outlet that expanded into African American culture after desegregation was officiated. A corroboration within this statement is shown on’s : The History of Jazz Music Part II. This article adds to the idea of desegregation but concludes the idea of the “eclipsing” nature is what led to its success....   [tags: music revolution, sound, effects, culture]

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The Classical Era Of The Baroque Era

- The Baroque era spanned the times of about 1600 to 1750 and was characterized by ornate melodies and characterized by the many religious musical forms such as the oratorio and cantina. The Classical era spanned from about 1743 to about 1820 and more or less built upon the previous period, the Baroque period. Instrumentally the Baroque era introduced the sonata, symphony and concerto in which there was a small group of instruments accompanying several soloists. On the other hand within the classical period the configuration of the concert was that of a single soloist with and orchestra consisting of strings and brass would accompany this soloist....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Opera, Baroque music]

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The Presentation Of The Philadelphia Orchestra

- I have had the pleasure to attend the Kimmel Center concerto on April 14th, 2016. The Kimmel Center is located at the Avenue of the Srts in Philadelphia, PA. I have gotten to see the Philadelphia Orchestra perform classical music. The event started exactly at 8pm, in the Verizon Hall, the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra. The Philadelphia Orchestra had the Fabulous Philadelphians with Yannick Nezek Seguin was the conductor, Don S, Liuzzi on the Timpani and Ricardo Morales on the Clarinet. Yannick and the Orchestra have continued a proud tradition if giving musicians the opportunity to stand in front of the ensemble as soloists....   [tags: Orchestra, Musical instrument, Music]

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Essay on Music

- From the rock and roll music of today, to the jazz and big band music of the thirties, all the way to tribal drums and the chanting of monks, music is ever present in society. What is it about music that allows it to transcend time. Music is not something that can be easily explained. How would one define the way simple rhythms and melodies can create an entire world. Music is free and undefined. It is not hindered by language barriers, and its only boundaries are within the imagination of the musician or composer....   [tags: Music Musician]

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Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev

- Chechen Dancer: Makhmud Esambayev A Dance Magician Many believe music is a universal language. Regardless of ones nationality or background we can all recognize and be touched by the power of music. Makhmud Esambayev, a Chechen dancer born with an exceptional ear for music, devoted his life to touching others with his own power. Esambayev was born in 1924 in the small Circassian village of Stariye Atagi, which is located on the foothills of the Caucasian mountains. Stariye Atagi, about twenty km south of Grozny, is one of the largest villages in Chechnya....   [tags: Dancing Art Dancers Essays]

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Miles Davis: One of the Greatest Jazz Musicians of All Time

- It would be an understatement to say that Miles Dewey Davis III was one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time. Widely considered one of the most revolutionary and influential figures in the history of music of the twentieth century, Miles Davis has played an integral role in shaping the sounds of jazz, one of the few uniquely and entirely American genres. Needless to say, the brilliant artistry that coolly flowed from his trumpet speaks for itself and clearly shows what a phenomenally inventive and talented musician he was....   [tags: Jazz Music Essays]

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I Attended A Concert Performed By Mission College Symphony Orchestra

- On 7th November, 2015, I attended a concert performed by Mission College Symphony Orchestra. The concert started at 7:30 pm in Mission Santa Clara. The piano soloist is Gwendolyn Mok. Gwendolyn Mok is currently the coordinator of Keyboard Studies at San Jose State University School of Music and Dance. She began her career at the Juilliard School of Music and completed her undergraduate degree at Yale University, and State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she gained her Doctorate. From there she went on to win several piano competitions....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Music]

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Lessons At Wake Tech Brought On The Music Department

- On Tuesday, March 8th, I attended a Mid-semester Showcase at Wake Tech brought on by the music department. The event took place in an auditorium; with an audience consisted of mostly college students. Most students seemed to be intrigued by the performers and their choice of music and style. The program consist of a guitar quartet, six solos, vocal ensemble, and a chorus; most being accompanied by a piano. The first piece played was Snowflight by Andrew York; performed by a guitar quartet. The quartet was set in the middle of the stage, sitting down with no accompanying instruments....   [tags: Music, Performance, Performing arts, Audience]

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I Was The Best Way For A Service

-   I was at an impasse on how to complete this assignment. I had been looking and researching all the different world religions in my area and none were meeting regularly. There is only a Jewish Temple within 100 miles of Stanton, Texas. This being the case I was able to find a list of Shabbat services on YouTube. As I got permission to use this source, I then had to decide what would be the best way to choose on a service. I could have gone and looked at multiple services, but that seemed to be handpicking....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Jewish services]

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Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s

- Louis Armstrong and Jazz in the 1920’s Music is an art that has been in this world for tens of thousands of years and has proven its abilities to bring people together and sometimes even make people happy. Although the jazz era ended almost a century ago, this time influenced by Louis Armstrong was a huge cultural shift that still remains in our society in which African-Americans are a vast part of our music industry amongst pop, rap, reggae, and more. Jazz was a unique form of music, there had never been anything like it before....   [tags: trumpeter, african-american culture]

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The Philadelphia Orchestr An American Symphony Orchestra

- The Philadelphia Orchestra is an American symphony orchestra in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their concert hall is at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, where they perform for their patrons during their main season, September to May, in Verizon Hall. This has become the orchestra’s performance hall since 2001, since they also own the Academy of Music, which is the oldest operating opera house in the nation since 1957. The orchestra also performs for its Philadelphia audiences during the summer at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts....   [tags: Orchestra, Violin, Philadelphia Orchestra, Music]

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The Classical Er The Age Of Enlightenment

- The Classical Era lasted from approximately 1775-1825, which is when Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart became famous. The classical era was also known as the Age of Enlightenment. Rousseau, Voltaire, and Montesquieu wrote the value of the common person and the power of human reasoning in overcoming problems. The music of the Classical Era reflects the principles of clarity, proportion, and what critics of the day called “naturalness.” During the Classical Era, performing publically was the new view in the way music should be written for the common person....   [tags: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven]

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Music And Its Influence On The Music

- Music is timeless. Its evolution constitutes part of history and through its creation history is created, as well. Music can be used to trace tendencies all around the world for each period since it has been one of the ways through which the humans have been able to express themselves. Music has also served as the tool to identify certain periods of time, that way, each generation is influenced by the iconic musical styles that prevailed during the previous one. However, the so known classical music, which is comprised by the work of great composers like Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, or Brahms starting from the 11th century to the present day and includes the Classical period and several other, h...   [tags: Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart]

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The Violin and the Hardwood Floors

- Quietly and carefully the young woman climbed into the car, she checked to make sure her long honey coloured gown didn’t get caught in the door, just like she made sure it didn’t drag on her way down from her apartment to the car. “Good evening Yara.” Joon-Ho spoke politely, when the car door closed. Yara looked at him and nodded to him as politely as he had spoken. “Good evening, how are you?” Joon-Ho smiled at his partner, they were going to perform for which ever charity Yara decided on for this month....   [tags: short story]

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Analysis Of Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony

- On Friday, September 16,2016 I was able to be present at the performance presented by the Bob Cole Conservatory Of Music, “Bob Cole Conservatory Symphony” in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. As I had arrived at the performance the public was preparing to enter the concert hall. A while before the performance began some Orchestra members were warming up to the performance, tuning and practicing on their instruments before the performance. The rest of the Orchestra had taken their seats and the concertmaster appeared to take her seat along with all the other formal dressed in black members....   [tags: Music, Orchestra, Tempo, Musical notation]

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Concert At The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

- The concert I attended was the Liszt, Prokofiev, and Dvořák concert at the Chicago Symphony Center. Emmanuel Krivine is a French conductor who conducted the orchestra to play Liszt’s compositions Les Préludes, Symphonic Poem No. 3. Next was Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16 in the Andantino, Scherzo: Vivace, Moderato, Allegro tempestoso, the piano soloist was Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin who was accompanied by The Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Lastly was Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op....   [tags: Music, Musical instrument, Orchestra, Piano]

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Presentation Of The Concert Report

- Kanishk Chaurasia Mr. R. Kinnett Music 1306 S75 04 December 2014 INDIVIDUAL CONCERT REPORT I went to the Dallas Chamber Symphony concert. I got to experience three lovely composers Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Charles Ives and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The instruments consisted in the Ralph V Williams’ The Lark Ascending were mainly solo violin, flute like instrument and piano for providing the background to the solo violin. The Charles Ives’ Symphony No. 3 “The Camp Meeting” included instruments such as mainly the violin, flute, strings, trombone and bells, whereas, the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No....   [tags: Music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Chamber music]

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Can Music Control Teens?

- The importance of teens and their music is what get teens through their day. Everyday traveling down the halls of school there are hundreds of people with headphones. Teens listen to music everyday and most teens can not live without it. Music is what teens understand and it does not matter what type of music it is. What types of music do teens listen to. Some music that teens listen to are rap, rock, country, gospel, contemporary christian and much more. Do particular music genres affect teens and their attitudes....   [tags: Music Genres, Gospel Music, Teens]

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Comparing Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit

- Comparing Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit Jaco, Imaginary Day, and Strange Fruit, all are wonderful musical pieces in their own distinctive way. Jaco sounds like it derived from the traditional percussion music; yet, this particular piece created its own unique style of percussion. In fact, all of these musical pieces modified traditional music, and left a lasting impression on the music industry and on society, in general. Each piece makes one want to explore its origins and analyze the true meaning of its poignant message....   [tags: Papers]

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Concert Analysis: A Concert Featuring Lola Astanova and Gerard Schwarz

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The Role of Keyboard Instruments in Three Romantic Symphonies

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The Music Of Beethoven 's Twelfth Symphony 1st Movement

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The Music Has Traditionally Been Around For Many Era

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