My hubby and I waiting for the performance to begin.
The performers were awesome... I loved that before each piece, they spoke a little about the music, so it was nice to have that background history. And they both had a fun sense of humor.
...the music terrific...
...the conductors were both very entertaining to watch, listen to, and both had fun sense of humor.
I loved that before each piece, they spoke a little about the music, so it was nice to have that background history.
In this short video clip is a slice of "Concerto for Two Clarinets" by Krommer, written during the early 1800's. It has been written that Franz Krommer had composed over 300 compositions.
This portion of music, is very recognizable... Composed by Sir Edward Elgar.
This piece of British origins, is played at a many, many high school and college graduations throughout.
The best known of the set, it had its premiere, along with the more reserved second March, in Liverpool on 19 October 1901, with Elgar conducting the Liverpool Orchestral Society. Both marches were played two days later at a London Promenade Concert in the Queen's Hall London, conducted by Henry Wood, with March No. 1 played second, and the audience "...rose and yelled... the one and only time in the history of the Promenade concerts that an orchestral item was accorded a double encore." (This info taken from Wikipedia).
And this was the end of Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance"
Joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-thursday "O"!
And here is recent artwork of an Alto Saxophone drawn entirely with the name GRANT.
Hans Christian Andersen's quote was written in the lettering style: Papyrus
and have you heard of a Euphonium?