|In front of the performance hall|
My day started early in the morning because I had to get dressed in a black skirt, white shirt, and shiny black shoes. It was a windy and cold day and our violins were becoming out of tune often. We had to leave earlier to allow time to park and find the performance hall. At 11:30 we had a dress rehearsal on stage to find our seats and practice our pieces. The performance was in a huge beautiful concert hall. The hall had very good acoustics, and you could here the echo of our orchestra throughout the entire building, even on the upper balcony seats. Even if one person messed up, everyone would be able to hear it. I was a little nervous when I got on stage, but when we finished and the audience clapped,I felt like we had done a good job.
We played four pieces:
- Spring Breezes(Folk Song from Taiwan) Arr Richard Meyer
- Eine Kleine Nachtmusic by Mozart
- Winter from the Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi
- A Grieg Portrait by Edward Grieg
In Spring breezes there were many solos played by the first chair. A solo is when only one person plays a specific part. This song wasn't my favorite because it kept repeating throughout the whole song. Eine Kleine Nachtmusic is a fast and light song. Winter from the Four Seasons was my second favorite. It sounded like raindrops falling on the ground which represents Winter. A Grieg Portrait was my favorite because every section had a beautiful melody. It was three of Grieg most famous songs put together into one piece.
Here is a video of my performance.
Which piece was your favorite?