A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. The music may be performed by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, a choir, or a musical band.
Kinds of Concerts
Chamber Music is generally a small group of musicians performing without a conductor. The String Quartet (two violins, a viola, and a cello) is probably the most popular combination. Another popular grouping is a Piano Trio (not three pianos, but one piano playing with a violin and a cello).
There are lots of other combinations: wind groups, vocal groups, percussion groups, mixed groups. Often one group will play a whole concert by itself, but some chamber music concerts include a few different combinations of players and/or singers.
A Chamber Orchestra is a small-sized orchestra, from ten to forty players. The orchestra will vary in size depending on the music being played. Some chamber orchestra concerts use only string instruments, but often there are other instruments as well.
Usually chamber orchestras are led by a conductor, but there are some exciting exceptions.
A Symphony Orchestra (or Philharmonic Orchestra) is a large orchestra — it may have eighty or more players, with all the families of instruments: strings, woodwinds, brasses, percussion, and often harp and piano. An orchestra of this size has a conductor, and usually will feature a guest artist to play or sing with the orchestra. Sometimes a chorus is added.
Choral Music has a wonderful variety. Some is sung a capella, without any accompaniment — by human voices alone. Other choral music is accompanied by piano, or by groups of instruments, or by an entire orchestra. Choirs range in size from chamber music groups of three or four to huge choirs of more than a hundred people.
A Recital usually shows off one particular musician, either a pianist or somebody accompanied by a pianist. There are other kinds of recitals, though: a Duo Recital, in which two people share equal billing, or a recital by a group. A Holiday Concert , this will be on Saturday, March 22, 2008 8:oo pm at Man dale Hall 1131 East 57th Corner of University Avenue and East 57th Street.
Classical Music Concert Program
John Lyod, Music Director, Bhea Alonzo, Guest conductor Canon in D Major & Improvisations Pachebel/Whipple & Morales 6:30. Excerpts from “The Nutcracker” William Golf /Whipple 8:00. Gifts Folk song/Prokofiev/Whipple 4:00. Selections from the “The White Season” Jane Harp Arrangements of traditional pieces for Solo Piano. Away in a Manger 2:40. Carol of the Bells 4:30. Holy Night/Homage á Ravel 5:20. Midnight Silence 2:00. Sleigh Ride Kirk Whipple & Marilyn Morales 2:00
You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grindon Albert Hague 3:00. Linus & Lucy Vince Guaraldi /Whipple & Morales 4:50. Ave Maria and Improvisations Bach/Gounod/Whipple & Morales 5:20. Hallelujah Chorus George Handel/Whipple 4:20. Holiday Sing Along “ Let There Be Light”(Audiences sings) 10:00. Feliz Navidad José Feliciano 3:00.
You can Purchase Tickets By Phone ,Call us Monday through Friday between 10am and 5pm at 773/702-8068 (Visa and MasterCard accepted). In Person, Stop by the Office of Professional Concerts located at 5720 South Woodlawn Avenue, Room 102, open Monday though Friday, 10am to 5pm. By Fax, Simply write down your request and fax it to us at 773/834-5888. Please include your full address, day and evening phone numbers, and a Visa or MasterCard number with expiration date. Students must provide a copy of a valid student ID for each student ticket purchased. We will call or fax you back to confirm your order. By Email, Email us your request, along with your full address and day and evening phone numbers. Students must provide a valid student ID number. Please DO NOT include credit card information in your email. We will call you to confirm your order and gather credit card information.
The box office at the concert venue opens about one hour before the scheduled performance to sell any remaining tickets. Cash, check and credit card (MasterCard or Visa) are all accepted. There is an ATM on the premises at Mandel Hall. Students must show valid ID’s. Single Tickets Classic Concert & Early Music Series (not including SPCO performances) General: $32/ Student: $5.
The concert’s venue, We are pleased to be able to present our concerts in one of Chicago’s most acoustically glorious venues, Mandel Hall on the campus of the University of Chicago. Mandel Hall, located in the Reynolds Club at 1131 East 57th Street, is accessible by bus, el train, rail and taxi. If you are not familiar of this venue then you can follow the driving directions Via Lake Shore Drive. Take Lake Shore Drive to the 57th Street Drive exit, located in front of the Museum of Science and Industry. Exit at 57th Street and proceed to the first stop light at Hyde Park Boulevard. Turn right onto Hyde Park Boulevard and take it two blocks north to 55th Street. Turn left onto 55th Street. Take 55th Street to the stoplight at Ellis Avenue(roughly 1 mile). Turn left onto Ellis Avenue and travel south two blocks to 57th Street. Turn left on 57th Street. The next cross street is University Avenue. Mandel Hall is located on the southwest corner, or Via the Kennedy Expressway Exit at Garfield Boulevard (55th Street). Take Garfield/55th Street east through Washington Park. When road splits, take it right towards Midway Pleasance. Almost immediately, turn left onto 57th Street. Take 57th Street east to University Avenue. Mandel Hall is located on the southwest corner.
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Classical Music Review. (2016, Sep 27). Retrieved from https://graduateway.com/classical-music-review/