Sam Heie: Commentary on Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

I had a unique perspective of the performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony in the Duke Family Performance Hall. For my work study occupation, I take photos and videos of music performances at Davidson. I was managing the livestream of this concert and it allowed me to observe the concert from several angles. We had shots that were up close and personal I got to see the amount of effort each musician was putting in to make the greater noise of the symphony sound that much better. The musician’s concentration over such a long period of time through movements of the symphony was stunning. I also got to hear the horn solo weeks prior to the concert for an advertisement the music department was publishing and finally hearing it in concert was really cool because I could hear the improvement that was made.

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