Musical Hall Concert Report

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This classical music recital on September 24, 2015, in Duncan Recital Hall at Baird Musical Hall stars many of Morehead State University’s musical professors. The compositions it features are Donald Gillis’s They’re Off, Béla Bartók’s Quarrel, W.A. Mozart’s La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni), Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Fantasie Concertante for Piano, Clarinet, and Bassoon, Michel Blavet’s Variations on a Theme by Corelli, John Macky’s Damn, and Ryan Mcguillicuddy’s On The Bus. In Donald Gillis’s They’re off it centers on the Baird’s winds faculty members: Jennifer Brimson Cooper (flute), Mary Lindsey Bailey (oboe), Lori Baruth (clarinet), L. Curtis Hammond (horn), and David Oyen (bassoon). The performance of the work is well synchronized and played …show more content…
Mozart called La ci darem la mano is a composition that involves professors: Eric Brown (baritone), Roma Prindle (soprano), and Chialing Hsieh (piano). The singers work rather well together as each joins the other at their respective parts in a steady regular fashion, as well as playing their separate sole roles clearly and precisely. They even take their performance one step further by displaying slight shows of affection (such as holding each other with friendly smiles on their faces) to represent the play they are singing from. In addition, the piano, by Chialing Hsieh, compliments the singing in a beneficial way that does not overshadow the timbre of the vocalists. It instead helps to keep in time with the rhythm of the composition and adds more variations to the tones heard. Therefore, keeping the audience well engaged and thus are reward with applause for their …show more content…
Mason, Matthew Geiger, Jeff Mellott, and Jessica Dismukes all playing percussion. The performance of this piece has a presto tempo that continually ascends to a fortissimo level of volume that instills suspense, growing tension and anxiety into the audience that is causing excitement and grabbing everyone’s attention with wide eyes. The saxophone is the star of this piece as it is the most clearly and loudly heard instrument out of the five being played together. This helps to balance it out from the sound of the four drums being pounded on. By the conclusion of their composition people are almost giving them a standing ovation to congratulate them on their excellent performance. In the final work titled On The Bus by Ryan Mcguillicuddy, it comprises of professors: Matt Taylor (saxophone), Nathan Dishman (trombone), Glenn Ginn (guitar), Ryan Mcguillicuddy (bass), and Jeff Mellott (drums). In this piece there is a very good rhythm, all parts are timed well and the players all seem to be energetic and display their enthusiasm through the tapping of their feet and the shaking of their heads to the steady tempo and beat. The crowd is pleased with their performance and gives them a round of

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