The Privilege Of Witnessing An Hour Performance Essay

808 Words Oct 19th, 2015 4 Pages
Last week I had the privilege of witnessing an hour performance of “Cello Suites: Bach and Britten” at hosted by the Canadian Opera Company at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitehere at the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts. The performance consisted of Joesph Johnson, the principle cellist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The program that afternoon, Johnson produced intense sounds for an hour by performing two pieces cello solo works of inspired from the Baroque period and the 20th century.

To begin with, the piece was performed by unaccompanied cellist solos, with instrumental and classical genre with a chordophone instrument of the cello. The performer did not interact with the audience during his performance but spoke to inform the importance of the pieces he played before playing the between them. The absence of interaction with the performer and the audience does entirely divide the audience with the performer, but rather draws them into a more intimate, personal atmosphere. The audience consisted with a majority of adults ranging from ages 30 to 100 years of age and it was rare to see young adolescence from the age of 12 to 18. A majority of attendees seemed to be the typical who may be attracted to the maturity of classical music brings. However from my observation, this seems biased because I also found attendees of young adolescence who may have related with the spirit of the performance.

The first piece served an opening of varying ranges and dynamics. This…

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