Choose 1 concert to critique from this list
provided:1. Duke Ellington: The Great Paris Concert, 2. Johnny Cash and
Willie Nelson, Amazing stuff! 3. Loretta Lynn- You’re Looking At
Country- Legends In Concert. The Concert Critique should be 2.5 pages
and double spaced. It should contain 5 full paragraphs that describe the
following aspects of the chosen concert.
1. Who are the
performers? Give the title of the concert and write something about the
performers. Is it an orchestra? A choir? An ensemble? Solo artists? Why
did you choose to watch this particular performance? Tell as much as you
know about the musicians that performed-are they professionals?
Students? Teachers? How long have they been performing?
Describe the music that was performed on the concert. Use the musical
characteristics that we have been learning in class. What genre is the
music(opera aria? Jazz song? Standard tune? Solo instrument piece?
3. What style period was the music written in? What was
the tempo, dynamics, texture, etc.? Sometimes the music in a concert
will be only one genre and some have several genre performed. Attach to
the program to the critique, and then refer to the titles in the
program. For ex. “Autumn Leaves” was performed by a small instrumental
ensemble(guitar, bass, and percussion). It is standard contemporary
tune. The tempo was a moderately slow ballad. It had a very mellow sound
Tell how well you think the performers interpreted the music that was
on the concert. Were the singers in tune? Did the piano player musically
and rhythmically? Do you think the performers communicated the music as
it was meant to be communicated by the composer?
5. Tell which
pieces or part of the concert was most moving or enjoyable to you. If
you didn’t enjoy the concert very much, tell why you didn’t enjoy it.
What could have been done better? Be as specific as you can when
expressing your opinion of the performance-don’t just write generalities
like “It was nice” or “it made me feel like dancing.” Tell why the
music made you feel like dancing. Write about why you particularly
enjoyed that part of the concert.
6. Conclude your critique by
summing up the performance and telling us if you would go to hear these
performers again- or would you invite your friends or family to hear
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