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Attending A Performance Of The Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

538 words - 2 pages

The performance that I attended was of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra playing the Overture to The creatures of Prometheus, by Beethoven, the Concerto for Orchestra by Kodaly, and Harold in Italy, by Berlioz. The orchestra was conducted by David Currie, and I think that they played very well overall.
The stage was brightly lit from both on stage and the front of house and the musicians were arranged in a semi circle around the podium. The back rows of the strings section were mounted on risers and high stools. They were all wearing black formal wear. They seemed confident in their playing and very relaxed and used to the stage. They all had excellent posture and were concentrating on the music without talking.
The music that was performed was classical. The orchestra was standard and composed primarily of violins, violas, cellos, and basses, as well as a smaller amount of woodwinds including flutes and bassoons, in addition to some brass, including trumpets and horns. For Harold in Italy, they also had a solo violist, Rennie Regehr.
The performers’ abilities were of a high level because they are professional musicians. My attention was captivated by the tone quality of the trumpets because they had a very special tone quality that was very appropriate for the piece. The musicians were able to make their horns sound more muted and solemn without losing volume or emotion.
I think that the performer’s ability was appropriate for their location and for their audience because the tone quality of the musicians sounded very rich and...

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