Concert Evaluation

Music is an important part in our society. There are many types of music one may listen to, such as rap, rock, heavy metal, pop, R&B, dance, classical, jazz, orchestral, opera and the list goes on. As a young adult, I prefer today's more modern music to old classical; however after learning a little bit in my Music History 100 class and attending the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra concert, I took in slight interest.
The concert I attended was called the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Raymond Harvey was the conductor of the orchestra. The orchestra took place at the Max Fisher Music Center on Sunday October 17, 2004, at 3:00pm. The orchestra consisted of violins, violas, cellos, basses, flutes, piccolo, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, French horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba, percussion, timpani, harp, keyboard, and the piano. The orchestra played four pieces. The four pieces in the program included R. Strauss, serenade for winds in E Flat Major, Op. 7; Dvorak, Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88; Ravel, Concerto in G major for piano and orchestra; and Peter Boyer, New beginnings.
The atmosphere of the concert was very peaceful. It took place in a large orchestra hall, with a large audience. The orchestra hall was very beautiful it was decorated with paintings and gold trimming which set a nice mood. I would estimate about four hundred people attended. Most of the audience members were very attentive and took a lot of interest in the pieces the orchestra performed. The audience was very calm and respectful towards the musicians and did not make any side remarks amongst themselves. The audience clapped after each piece was played while the musicians bowed.
The thing I enjoyed the most about the concert was the calmness of the audience and the music. It was quite different from the other concerts I have attended in the past. The music really relaxed me after getting more into the concert. The one thi

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