Two days ago, my brother Jason and his school’s music department were having a winter concert. I’ll be writing about what I thought of their performance this week.
Since the concert was made of the student’s music department the musicians were students from grade 9 to 12 except for the main conductor who was the school’s music teacher. The programme consisted of different bands, orchestras, and things like that. Each “group” performed around one to three pieces with a 15-minute intermission in the middle of the show.
Being around winter time there was a Christmas medley played in the beginning by a flute choir. For the rest of the show, it mostly consisted of themes from shows and movies as well as other classical pieces. There were a notable amount of performances made from the side stage where a duet or quartet was performing.
The actual performances didn’t sound too bad in my opinion. I haven’t really been to many orchestral performances, so I can’t really say what a good one sounds like. However, there were some pieces where I thought a few of the musicians were playing a bit flat for some reason. I wasn’t sure if it was supposed to sound like that or if it was just me. I personally thought they should’ve been playing at a higher pitch at some parts though. Besides that and a kind of sloppy electric guitar solo for one of the songs, the rest of the show was quite good.
Overall I think the show went quite well, and I enjoyed most of it. I pretty much didn’t know any of the musicians that were performing, but I did see a few people that had graduated from my school in previous years.