Davidson College Symphony Orchestra Concert 9/24/19

On Tuesday, September 24, I went to the Symphony Orchestra concert in the Duke Family Performance Hall. The music they played was the Overture to “Die Loreley, Op. 16” written by Max Bruch and “Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64,” written by Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky. The first piece was a calming melody which did reach concerto at some moments, but ultimately had a smooth and calming melody. This piece was short compared to the second piece the orchestra played, which took around thirty/ forty-five minutes. There were four movements in this piece and each movement sounded a little bit different, as if it was telling different parts of a story. I really liked this piece because during certain moments, I could feel the rhythm of the music in my chest, which made me feel one with the music. Going to the concert was also enjoyable because Humes’ own, Mary Shandley, played her violin in perfect view from where we were sitting. It was really cool to see one of our own classmates participate in something they are passionate in outside of the classroom.

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