Learning Goal: I’m working on a music writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
For this assignment, you must watch an online, live or recorded, symphony orchestra concert, opera, or musical in order to complete the assignment. As long as it is a symphony orchestra concert, opera, or a musical, any event is OK, however, try to find a “professional” rather than a “community” performance.
In 500-1000 words write a review of the performance you watched. Your review must include the following:
- What kind of listener were you at the concert? Why?
- What pieces were performed?
- What was the style of each of the pieces performed?
- What was the instrumentation of the orchestra?
- Draw out the seating arrangement of the instruments in the orchestra.
Analyze 3-4 pieces played during the concert using the following criteria from the course:
- Unity & Variety
- Structure of the Music
- Purpose of the Music
- Historical Period
Did you enjoy the concert? Why or why not?