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  • Orchestra Compensation

    The pay levels within an orchestra vary quite a bit in terms of compensation for instrument. Orchestra performers all play the same role. Performers who are experienced with an instrument, rather in front of a live audience or not, are needed for their ability to play specific instruments for entertainment to those who wish to hear their talent. Performance per instrument appears to be on a need basis. A violin concert master is compensated with a fee of $6,970. Low on the totem pole is of performers is Violin II, who receives a compensation of $1,178. Obviously, the concert master is going to receive more pay than a general violist. However, what does that say about those who are violinists and their pay ranges from $2,899-$1178? They are…

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  • In The Orchestra Analysis

    n this assignment I'll be comparing both recordings, and explaining in details every special moment they have. Larghetto 2nd movt. - In the orchestra introduction Mullova's recording presents a much better phrase. It shows a lot of contrast in dynamic, articulation, and consequently mood. Creativity makes this recording special. They add dynamic that are not originally written, but the result is very good; it creates a totally different environment, suppress the lack of vibrato, and therefore…

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  • Orchestra Experience

    Friedrich Nietzsche, himself an ardent lover of music, felt that, “Without music, life would be a mistake.” In my life’s experience, however, some music is a kind of mistake. This sentiment was born out of my four unfortunate years as an orchestral cellist in Manlius Pebble Hill’s small, uninspired school orchestra. Fortunately for me, however, a superior artistic experience existed close by. At the urging of my private instructor I decided to audition for the Syracuse Youth Symphony Orchestra…

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  • Orchestra Observation

    The Band and Orchestra room is to the left in the hallway and is filled with lockers, instructional pieces, and instruments. The first instrument I see when I enter the room is a wooden piano. The conductors chair is an old office chair that worn down so we can see the padding inside of it. Looking around the room I see many lockers ranging from small to large depending what is inside them. Each locker is completed with a metal door that resembles a jail door. The room has three short floor…

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  • Essay On Orchestra

    In today’s society we are easily accompanied by a band and less by an orchestra. Many people believes that a band and an orchestra is merely alike. This assumption is due to similar musical instruments, but in all reality an orchestra is a more advanced and diverse group with a very different sound. This specific group gives off the sound of classical music and is usually performed at a concert or a classical event. The orchestra deprived its name from the Greek word "orcheisthai," which means…

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  • Informative Essay On Orchestra

    In an ever changing world, there are some things that will forever seem to be the same; the sky has been and shall be blue, people have and will constantly fall in and out of love, the fear of the unknown has been experienced by many, and many more will experience such a feeling, and an orchestra has always been seated that way it has - string instruments in the front with brass, woodwinds, and percussion in the back. Various things that function in a certain way, and continue to function in…

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  • Playing In The Orchestra Analysis

    I have played viola in the orchestra since the sixth grade. For nearly seven years of my life, I have been performing in countless concerts and events, and I fell in love with sharing my music with other people from the very beginning. Leo Tolstoy, a Russian novelist, once stated that “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” Through music, I can express my emotions in ways that words could never. Human emotion is powerful. It can dictate our actions, our mood, and allows people to form interpersonal…

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  • The Orchestra Short Story

    As the conductor entered the silent hall, the lights over the audience started to dim until only the orchestra was illuminated. With his penguin-like coattails wobbling behind him, the conductor stepped onto the gray and worn-out podium, and checked each face of his performers. The small wrinkles on his cheeks slightly lifted as each member grinned back at the conductor. The dimly-glowing white baton began to rise in the air, and with a small twist in the wrist, slowly swirled in front of the…

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  • Essay On Mahler Orchestra

    The Mahler Orchestra concert was performed in Baker Hall at 8pm, December 9, 2016. The audience consisted of around 200 people and there were a number of students, faculty, retired seniors and orchestra alumnus. The event was more formal and many were dressed appropriately for the concert. The general response was very respectful and the applause was only given when the conductor’s arms were down. I truly enjoyed this performance and I was impressed by the philharmonic orchestra. The…

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  • The Boston Symphony Orchestra

    When you're ready to hear beautiful notes fill the air, these musicians will give you a night to remember: Boston Pops Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra," the Boston Pops is the most recorded orchestra in the United States. Founded in 1885, they play at Symphony Hall where the acoustics are outstanding. Upcoming performances include a variety of styles such as classic, jazz, indie rock, big band, and Broadway. Boston Symphony Orchestra Founded in 1881 by Civil War veteran Henry…

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