Fairchild Theatre Concert Report

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This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Artist-Faculty Recital Series at the Fairchild Theatre on MSU 's Campus. The concert featured a multitude of pieces ranging from the Baroque and Classical music periods to modern day compositions. Several of the pieces were played in a piano-trombone basso continuo and the last piece was played by a trombone choir with two featured soloists. Going into the concert I did not know what to expect. I had listened to classical music in my MUS 175 class but had never attended an official concert. I was expecting it to be very boring. However, I found the concert very enjoyable and was very moved by the music. My mind was constantly thinking of what actions the music was representing. …show more content…
The piece was performed by pianist Derek Polischuk and trombonist Ava Ordman. They did a superb job and I really liked Ordman’s style. Her use of vibrato made everything she played even more beautiful and her stage presence was very entertaining. It was clear that she was going all out and I greatly respect that in a musician. In terms of the piece, it was divided into three unique sections that each had a variety of styles and techniques. All three sections were equally entertaining, I just really connected with the first and third so I will only be talking about those two. The first section set the initial theme for the rest of the piece. It started very fast in tempo, then slowed down, and then sped right back up. However, the part of this section that I enjoyed the most was the beginning. It instantly woke me up out of my seat and made me focus on the music. Its use of staccato, leaps, and fast tempo created a very dense and dissonant texture and my ears were always waiting for the piece to jump back to the tonic. This kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time and really lured me in right from the start. Ordman was moving so fast and was switching between notes that were so far away from each other. I was very impressed with her

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