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Classical Music Archives

Be Happy, Listen To The Music

Music helps my world by drowning any worries.  Although, I support free music.  “Spotify” is a free music program, I find that sometimes it is more trouble than it is worth.  More later on this subject.

LAKE COUNTRY ORCHESTRA’S CONCERT

© Norine Peardon, 2015

November 29, 2015 At Oconomowoc HS Arts Center

Lake Country Orchestra Gives Stunning Concert

Small Symphony Orchestra

Sean Phelan, Conductor

 

Everything seemed to go wrong except the music.

 

Christmas Medley by Leroy Anderson

This was a unique way to introduce the audience to the approaching season.   The kind of music we hear at all the shopping malls without having to spend lots of money !  The other outcome was a revival of our Christmas spirit.

Pavane, Op. 50, Composer Gabriel Faure’

Originally written in 1887 as a piano piece but is better known when played by an orchestra with an optional chorus.  A nice twist from the previous selection.

Finlandia, Composer John Sebelius

One of the National Anthems of the country of Finland.  Later, Sebelius wrote some of the music as a stand-a-lone hymn.  Words were added in 1941 to the hymn.  The hymn is known by many other titles.

Mozart Symphony No. 25 In G Minor

Who wouldn’t recognize a Mozart Symphony with the heavy concentration of the violin ?  Always a pleasurable experience !

Nabucco Overture, Composer Giuseppe Verdi

The story encompasses the enslavement of the Hebrews.  This piece was orginally written as an opera.

Following the concert, the Lake Country Orchestra members held a reception in the lobby of the center.  It was a great opportunity to mingle by members and audience.  Refreshments were served and everyone seemed to enjoy the event.

The next concert of the lake country orchestra will be March 13, 2016.  Mark your calendar and give this wonderful organization your community support.  Website:  http://www.oconchamberorch.org/174-2/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LakeCountryOrchestra/?fref=ts

God Bless America

God Bless America

© Nap 2015

HOW THE SONG CAME TO BE

In the days of radio only, before TV, CD’s and the more modern music and video conveyances, Irving Berlin was writing songs for radio,  broadway shows and movies.  Be aware that composers can write songs which lay unpublished, sometimes until their death.  A popular, well-known singer, Kate Smith, was filling the airwaves with songs about love, but what many did not know is her dedication to patriotism and America.

Lake Country Orchestra

Lake Country Orchestra Gives Great Performance

May 10th, 2014

It was 7 PM and the Lake Country Orchestra was tuning.  Then Robert Ignaszak, Conductor, entered the stage to begin the performance no one was expecting.  A moment of complete silence and then pure music!

Overture to King Stephen, Op. 117

Composer, Ludwig Van Beethoven, wrote this music to honor King Stephen I, founder of the kingdom of Hungary.  Very enjoyable as Beethoven is my favorite composer.

 

An Introduction To The Piano

 

PIANO INTRODUCTION

Just about everybody listens to music. Understanding the piano keys and how they relate to written music makes your music preference even more enjoyable. You may prefer certain genres but understanding the music creates a new world of music for you. You also may have an instrument preference. Once you are able to read written music, you can then take up an instrument to play your music.

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