Physical aspects that affected my experience of the concert
The concert was held in the TTU auditorium, which a nice place for performances. its size contained the sounds and the music echoed faintly from the wall. The audience comprised of respectful people to musoc who held their peace for the entirety of the performance. The silence was instrumental in ensuring a wholesome experience of the percussion of sounds played by the ensemble.
The music played during the concert was classical. The Threepenny opera classics were performed in a way that everyone got something in concert. The classical music enthusiasts were rewarded with these timeless tunes while the popular culture enthusiast experienced a taste of classical music done with the refinement and tempo of popular music. The voice employed during the concert was the soprano. This was a suitable choice going by its ability to reach high notes common in the ‘Threepenny opera classics’
Brief information about at least one composer featured on the program
The composer to the songs is Kurt Weil. He was a German composer who however most of his work in later life whiled residing in the United States. His most known work is while with the ‘The Threepenny opera’ where he composed music for them including the hugely popular ballad ‘Mack the knife’ (Weill, 1999)
Critique of the concert
The concert was a largely enjoyable experience. The starting ballad ‘Mack the knife’ set the precedent for the concert. The rhythm was even, which inspired a feeling of calmness and relaxation. This is in contrast to the theme of the ballad, which tells tales of Mack the highway robber. The ensemble managed to play out the tempo of the song evenly assuaging the sinister theme of the song with light notes. The melody to the tune varied to accommodate for different emotions throughout the song, while the performers made an effort to keep the tempo even, they however ensured that the audience experienced the emotion of the song by varying its melody.
The Ensemble concert at TTU was a fun evening full of great music and intellectually stimulating experiences of music that I am glad, in hindsight, I found the time to attend. Diversity is a lesson central to music, music find origin from different genres, and learning how to appreciate them creates a diversified, all-round individual.
Weill, Kurt, Ed Harsh, and Dave Stein. Kurt Weill Songs: A Centennial Anthology. Miami, Fla: Warner Bros. Publications, 1999. Print.
Weill, Kurt. Kurt Weill. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Collection of Recordings, 1994. Print.