Cultural Event Reviews Of Feb 12, 2010
It was on Feb 12, 2010, a day that I cannot forget in my life. On that day, I and my friend were invited to attend a night concert party which was put on by Sacramento Chamber Orchestra, which was held at Dietrich theatre, in one of the famous school in Rocklin known as Sierra College. A day before the concert, the Sacramento Chamber Orchestra enrolled about 800 people who were to attend the concert the previous day, and so more than 1000 seats were preserved for people, however, only 700 people showed up for the concert. The dressing code for the audiences were casual, however, this was much different from what the Sacramento Chamber Orchestra put on when they performed. During the concert, ladies wore a black and white outfit while men put on tuxedo fittings. One thing I liked from the concert was that, the Orchestra members were well organized and started performing exactly when all the visitors arrived at the place. A coordinator by the name James Hacko who was the chief coordinator for the function ensured that no one was standing while performance was on going. The other thing what made me believed that the Orchestra members were organized was that, after I and my friend arrived we all sat down and within a few minutes, we were given a program that helped us to know what was next after the first performance was over. The concert was only scheduled for 6 hours where it started at 10pm and finished at exactly 4am in the morning.
During the performance, I noticed that the style of music that were played by the Orchestra members varied in some point, this is because, the music that were presented were all played from different musical eras. For example, some of the songs played were; the Mozart which was from a classical era, the Dvorak, which was sung from the romantic era, as well as, the Bartok which is still sung up-to-date and in the early 20th century. There are different sorts of instruments used by the Orchestra members while performing. These instruments include violin, double bass, piano, Harp and many others which added sweetness to the music that was being played. When all those instruments were combined together, the Orchestra performances turned out to be very outstanding as well as uplifting. The first concert was opened with the Mozart music which was like a tiny symphony, played with an exemplary care. The tempo was upbeat and dynamic was managed thoughtfully. The way the music was formed consisted of some alterations in it that seemed to be superb. The romance movement by the members when it was played was very hash and tender, making its finale to be as light as that of air. After the first concert was over, the Orchestra members performed the second concert; the Dvorak Serenade. The song was in four movements that lasted over for forty minutes. From the way the song was played, its waltzes were more of folk flavor as well as being somehow quite beautiful. The third and the fourth movements were romantic and soulful in mood, which mainly depended on the melody that was being passed from the violas.
The way Sacramento Chamber Orchestra performed on that night surprised me anyway. I did not believe that such a group could have performed well using musical instruments and at the same time dancing to the rhythms of the music that was played. Actually I liked everything the Sacramento Chamber Orchestra did on stage that night and they actually made my night. I managed to dance to their music from the start of the concert until the time the members finished performing their beautiful and nice music.
The finale of the performance brought me with an emotive feeling from the beginning of the concert. So many things happened that all I did was to ride as well as, enjoying the concert. I can say that, the experience I had when I attended the concert left me a new idea concerning music. I always wondered how Orchestra would be so good in music at the same time using musical instruments to perform in such concerts. The Sacramento Chamber Orchestra concert actually made the audience to have one of the enjoyable evening since the concert was full of great music as well as, intellectually stimulating experiences of music. Above all, the concert signaled some excitement to its audiences since it was made to be enjoyable using musical instruments like piano, violin and many others. Since this was my first concert performed by the Chamber Orchestra members, I was not very sure of what to expect, but all in all, I fully enjoyed myself and I really look forward to the next concert.