Category Archives: A view from the audience

David Rose Recital

So far this school year I’ve been to quite a few concerts already. I’m well over half of my concert attendance requirement, and I’ll have got my 8 concerts in within a week. I’ve been hearing a lot of great … Continue reading

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PSO: Mahler 5

Today I got to see my local Portland Symphony Orchestra play Mahler’s 5 Symphony. My mom wanted to go with me, but I made her take me to the pre-concert lecture, and the post-concert Q and A with the conductor. … Continue reading

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View from the Audience: Cleveland Orchestra

Yesterday I got to see my first big time orchestra concert. I’ve seen other professional orchestra concerts, but no big city orchestras. But now I’ve seen one of the Big 5. I was at Oberlin College for an interview to … Continue reading

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View from the Audience: Ithaca Jazz Ensemble and Terell Stafford

So I just happened to be in Ithaca, New York for about a day or so (one of the most beautiful areas of the earth if you ask me) and I noticed that the Ithaca Jazz ensemble was playing a … Continue reading

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View from the Audience: Percpetion v. Reality

Last Thursday my youth Wind Ensemble had our fall concert. We played excellently, but that is beside the point. The Youth Symphony Orchestra, on the same program, played the last movement from Mahler’s 3rd Symphony. Sitting in the audience, I was struck by … Continue reading

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View from the Audience: US Marine Band

So I got my first ever chance to ever really go fanboy last night. I saw the United States frickin’ Marine Band. As a lover of band music, this was like a pilgrimage for me. The rest of the audience … Continue reading

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