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  • Orchestra

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    An orchestra is an organized body of bowed string instruments, with more than one player to a part, to which may be added wind and percussion instruments.In the Greek theater the term denoted the semi-circular space in front of the stage where the chorus sang and danced; in the Roman theater is was reserved for the Senators' seats, Throughout the years the size and strength of orchestras across the world have varied. In the mid-18th century the orchestra of the Berlin Opera had 12 violins, 4 violas

  • Essay On Orchestra

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    professional musician as part of a symphony orchestra and a specific goal is to become the principal player the section. One of the reasons I’ve decided to have professional musician as my career option is because I’ve been preparing most to have this career as my job. I have been playing the violin for almost 10years and ever since I started the violin, I’ve always been participating in some kind of music program. I have played in 6 different youth symphony orchestras, performed as a soloist ,and have played

  • The Development of the Orchestra

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    The Development of the Orchestra The Baroque orchestra was a typically a string group. It used around 12 players, divided into first violins, second violins, violas and the bass parts - cellos and double basses. This was often supported by an instrument that could fill in the chords such as harpsichord or organ. Sometimes the conductor would even conduct the orchestra whilst playing the harpsichord from a figured bass line. Occasionally instruments such as oboe and bassoon were used, and

  • Instruments Of The Orchestra

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    Instruments of the Orchestra Strings: The viola is an important member of the orchestra, but is not often heard by itself. Because it is bigger than the violin, with longer strings, it makes a rich, warm sound that is lower in pitch. In contrast to the viola the violin is the smallest member of the string family. Because its strings are the shortest, it produces the highest sound. The viola is a little heavier, and its shape is slightly different, too. But it is still played on the violist’s left

  • Essay On Symphony Orchestra

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    On April 30, 2014, I attended a symphony orchestra at CSU. This is my first time attending a symphony concert; going into the concert I did not think that I would like the concert and the environment also I did not think that there was going to be a lot of people coming. At the beginning of the concert the conductor introduced himself and the symphony and talked about the history of it and played a little bit of each of the four movements and explained everything about them. The Symphony No. 5 in

  • Reflection Of The QC Orchestra

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    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

  • Band And Orchestra Essay

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    When explaining band and orchestra, they can be further broken down into different groups. Orchestra can be further broken down into string orchestra and symphony orchestra while the band can be broken down into jazz band and rock band. These classifications separate musicians into different musical groups depending what type of music and instruments they play, Children are given the opportunity to play an instrument starting their fifth-grade year. Many kids, however, do not know whether they want

  • My Night at the Orchestra

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    Never before the night of February 26th, 2014 had I been to a symphony orchestra. It was a first time experience for me and one I will truly not be able to forget easily. The Grand Valley State University Symphony Orchestra as well as the Chamber Orchestra performed that night and it was quite a show. The concert was set to begin at 8 pm and knowing that, I arrived at 7:30 pm to make sure I could fully take in the experiences that occur before the show truly begins. As I walked into the Louis Armstrong

  • American Symphony Orchestra Analysis

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    Symphony Orchestra performed five pieces by various composers. The pieces performed at the American Symphony Orchestra include Alleluia, Dream-king and his love, Symphony NO.2, Music for Cello and Orchestra, and Cantares. Various well-known composers such as Randall Thompson, Horatio Parker, George Rochberg, Leon Kirchner, and Roberto Sierra composed the pieces included. All of which have an amazing skill and talent in composing music, which has been demonstrated by the American Symphony Orchestra.

  • Illinois Symphony Orchestra Review

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    On Saturday, February 22 the Illinois Symphony Orchestra performed their first program of their 2014 season at Sangamon Auditorium conducted by Alastair Willis. The program was called “Shimmering Shakespeare” because the second act was made up of movements from the ballet, Romeo and Juliet. The first half of the performance was a percussion concerto with a featured guest artist, Joseph Gramley. The performance used all of the traditional orchestra instruments but there were extra emphasis on the