Attending and Enjoying Concerts / Edition 1

Attending and Enjoying Concerts / Edition 1

by Ken Bloom, Josh Wellman
     
 

For many students, the concert going experience is entirely new; they are not sure what to wear, how to plan for the event, when to applaud, how to use the program, and how to evaluate what they have heard. There are many different types of concert going opportunities: from traditional classical recitals to church choir performances to jazz and rock clubs, each

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Overview

For many students, the concert going experience is entirely new; they are not sure what to wear, how to plan for the event, when to applaud, how to use the program, and how to evaluate what they have heard. There are many different types of concert going opportunities: from traditional classical recitals to church choir performances to jazz and rock clubs, each having its own special etiquette and rules for behavior. This book will offer a concise, friendly guide for the student to how to attend and enjoy concerts as a lifelong activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205662180
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/12/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

1. Types of Performances

Classical: Instrumental

Orchestra

Chamber Music

Solo Recital

Classical: Vocal

Solo Recital

Choral

Religious Choir

Opera

Popular Musical Theater

Jazz & Rock

Concert Hall

Club

Festivals

Folk, Traditional, and World

2. Discovering Opportunities to Hear Music

Newspapers/Arts Sections

Specialized Publications

Radio

Website

Mailing Lists

Season Subscriptions

Box Offices

Saving Money (Student Rush, etc.)

Open Rehearsals

Special Needs/Assistance (Handicap access, hearing impaired, etc.)

3. Classical Instrumental Performances

Preparing for the Concert

What to Bring

The Program: How to Use It

Types of Pieces

Basic Terminology

Etiquette and Behavior

When to Applaud

4. Opera

Preparation: Learning the Story

The Program: How to Use It

Why Aren’t Operas Sung in English?

Supertitles and Other Aids

Special Demands of Opera Singing

Maximizing Your Enjoyment

5. Popular Musical Theater

Preparation

Original Productions vs. Revivals

The Program: How to Use It

Etiquette and Behavior

Festivals: Survival Strategies

6. Rock and Jazz

Preparation

Surviving Nightclubs and Bars

Protecting Your Ears

Etiquette and Behavior

Festivals: Survival Strategies

7. Folk, World, and Traditional

Understanding Different Cultures

Preparing for the Concert

Surviving Coffeehouses and Clubs

Etiquette and Behavior

8. Writing About What You Hear

Taking Notes During Performances

Using the Program

Weighing Audience Reaction

Evaluating Musical Performances

Glossary

Bibliography/Webography

Appendix

Concert Venues in Major University Towns

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