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Sounds of the Symphony

Amazing people making heavenly sounds.

I really enjoyed all three pieces. My favorite part was when the violins took over the pieces. I really like the sound of the violins over the other instruments, but I think when everything came together it sounded beautiful. The music didn’t seem sad or anything, I got a Disney princess feel from most of the music. It made me flash back to when I was a kid.

My favorite part of the concert was the solo violin. It literally brought something special to the concert. His sounds conflicting with the symphony as a whole, made for a great sound. I really loved when he did the high notes because they really caught my ear. Sometimes, all of the songs sounded the same, but when he came into play with the solo it really brought a whole different perspective. I also really loves when the music was upbeat (allegro) and exciting.

Throughout the concert, I really noticed when the violinists would flip the pages to keep up with the music. It was noticeable because they did it in unison. I also noticed when the other instruments left the stage because it just seemed bare without everyone up there. I think it was more visually pleasing when everyone was up on the stage.

Overall, the San Francisco Symphony was pretty good. However, I’m still not a huge fan of symphonies.

Amazed and Confused

Written By: Quintionna Parks

Jupiter String Quartet: amazing, yet, confusing.

This semester I was expecting some really diverse, and different performances than what I’ve seen before. Watching and listening to the String Quartet made me realize that I won’t understand every performance. I really loved the music portion because it felt as if there was a story being told. I really saw myself daydreaming that I was listening to a Disney movie unfold, it was truly magical.. until the dancing came in. I didn’t understand what was going on when the dancing portions started up, which is fine I just really didn’t understand it. However, I really enjoyed the formal dancing part with the two people because it just seemed so effortless. The most interesting part of the performance was the Tai Chi part, mainly because I didn’t understand it so it was mind bending to figure out the meaning behind it. If I were the director I wouldn’t change anything content-wise because overall it was an interesting performance, but the duration was long and my attention was lost during the last thirty minutes or so. Overall, I really enjoyed the performance and I look forward to the next one!

Where Music and Movement Meet

An experience at a Spring Quartet

The ticket of the show backdropped against the stage

Experiencing the Jupiter Spring Quartet was relatively a new one. I have to admit that I am not one to listen to Classical music on a casual day, nor is it a favorite genre. Therefore, I did not have any expectation before seeing it, except that it would be similar to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. That statement alone, shows how little I know about String Quartets.

Members of the Jupiter Spring Quartet
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Final Reflection

Written By Tim Gao

In the blink of an eye, it was already the end of the year. This class, Art in Motion, not only provides me so many opportunities to experience these wonderful shows happened in the school, but also helps me to learn a variety of culture which related to the shows. It was very joyful discussing the shows in the class, because each show is unique, thus we are excited about going to the shows and looking forward to enjoying more arts. Talking about the background of the show helps me better understand what is going on during the show. And I feel that I was getting more interests from this class after watching so many shows. Sometimes, I will tell my friends the contents of the shows and they are attracted by these dramas and orchestras. I really proud that I joined this class because this is so much fun!

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Emotions through Strings

An amazing violin performance by Itzhak Perlman.

Written by Bill Xun

Taken by Bill Xun

This week the class went to see the great violinist Itzhak Perlman and pianist Rohan De Silva last Saturday night in Foellinger Great Hall at the Krannert Center. Some of my friends who knew him told me that he was arguably one of the best violinists in the world, and after listening to him play I would definitely have to agree.

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The Legendary Violin Show

Written By Tim Gao

Photo by Tim Gao

It was truly an honor to attend the performance of Itzhak Perlman. He was famous not only for his remarkable violin performance and contribution to the classical violin performing but also for his humor and his charm. Continue reading

Tamed Melody

An echo that last forever.

By: Deja Cook- Reynolds

While watching the performance with Itzhak Perlman, violin with Rohan De Silva, piano I didn’t see any visuals, instead I felt the intense passion that the musicians had as  they were playing. I felt the inner and out body experience they were having as they were playing the piano and the violin. Continue reading