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My first live classical performance
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I will be leaving shortly to attend my first live classical concert. It will be performed by the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra of Minnesota. I'm very excited and I will post the description of the concert. I'm new here and I just got my first violin yesterday, so my only concern for the show is getting 'twinkle twinkle little star' outta my head :p 

 

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This program opens with a rarely performed gem from Haydn’s massive string quartet output, his Quartet in D Minor, and concludes with Beethoven’s stormy String Trio in C Minor, one of his earliest masterpieces in the chamber music realm. Between these works is the soulful and lyrical Variations for Bassoon and String Quartet by Anton Reicha. Bartók, who felt a direct connection to Beethoven, but even more so to the folk music of his native Hungary, found his compositional voice by fully integrating the folk idiom into his musical language. This program features selections from his Violin Duos, which provide listeners a perfect entry point to Bartok’s genius.
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Sounds like a good time. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star will teach you much. Good luck on your venture. > Metronome > Scales > and a whole lot of Twinkle will take you to a world that is endless with magic.

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Everything about the concert was amazing. Twinkle here we come :)

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I cannot think of a better way to get inspired. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I heard a violinist in concert recently and I was very very inspired.

 

Keep up the good work and remember... Twinkle is a Mozart Melody. 

:)

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coolpinkone said
I cannot think of a better way to get inspired. I am so glad you enjoyed it. I heard a violinist in concert recently and I was very very inspired.

 

Keep up the good work and remember... Twinkle is a Mozart Melody. 

:)

Toni

 

Thanks Toni, it was really inspiring! Especially because it was chamber music so for the Beethoven piece it was Violin, Cello, Viola absolutely amazing. I think the Violist out shone the rest, but my ears are far from able to judge anything :)

 

Calvin

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Very cool!  

I love our Symphony Orchestra.  I just found out that the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra comes to the Central Library every so often.   The next time Feb 15th. I think they might actually be free events.  I know every so often they give free events during the summer at our parks.

I am going to practice my Twinkles extra carefully today!!

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Schaick said
Very cool!  

I love our Symphony Orchestra.  I just found out that the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra comes to the Central Library every so often.   The next time Feb 15th. I think they might actually be free events.  I know every so often they give free events during the summer at our parks.

I am going to practice my Twinkles extra carefully today!!

 

Awesome! I'll have to look into that. I'm leaving very shortly to see my first ever concert at Minnesota Orchestra Hall, and it's probably my favorite Beethoven symphony No. 3! I can't wait!

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AMAZING! First time seeing a symphony orchestra and it was being conducted by Stanislaw Scrowaczewski who just recently turned NINETY YEARS OLD!! Talk about admiration. 

 

I've always preferred chamber music to symphonies probably because it was easier for me to isolate each instrument. I now understand the magic of symphonies. I think magic is the only way you can describe it. All those vibrations from all those instruments in a giant hall with no amplification, wow, my mind was totally blown.

 

Although I didn't like how slooooooooow he conducted Beethoven's Eroica it was still pretty cool, but the Don Juan was just pure magic. I still can't believe it :)

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I too will be going to my first live classical performance.

I just found out Hilary Hahn is coming to Seattle on April 29th. I don't know what she's playing but I'm sure it'll be amazing.

 

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Thanks, @Poke, Damon.

Oh, Hilary Hahn is coming to Seattle on April 29th, wow. This is real nice. I will try to see if it's possible to see her performance.

Thanks for posting.

Robert

 

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ratvn said
Thanks, @Poke, Damon.

Oh, Hilary Hahn is coming to Seattle on April 29th, wow. This is real nice. I will try to see if it's possible to see her performance.

Thanks for posting.

Robert

 

Sure thing Robert, here's more info:
 
APR
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Hilary Hahn
Tuesday, April 29
4140 George Washington Ln NE, Seattle, WA

 

 

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Another Minnesotan?! Yay!

I bet that concert was exciting. I've heard the SPCO is really good, but I've never seen them perform before. I suppose I should sometime. It's not like they're from a different state. Lol

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