Friday, April 3, 2009
First Time to a Symphonic Orchestra
Tonight marks my first attendance to a Symphonic Orchestra Concert...
Personally I am not a classical person, however my hubby loves classical music and he bought tickets to the Singapore Symphonic Orchestra (SSO). For the opening piece, Renaud Capucon will be playing a Violin Concerto in E minor, Op 64 from Felix Mendelssohn. The SSO will also be playing Symphony No.10 (Clinton A Carpenter version) by Gustav Mahler. The concert was held at the Esplanade.
I have never thought of attending an Orchestra concert. Partly because a. I am not a classical person and b. I am really afraid that I will fall asleep in the concert. I fell asleep during ballets and monotonous jazz concerts (e.g. Diana Krall) before and I came to a conclusion that I cannot attend anything that does not have words or singing. I am great with musical and plays but ballet and some jazz.. *suck big time*
The whole evening was generally good. I had fun watching the conductor do his thing. I ponder, what does it take to be a conductor? Do they need to know how to play the instruments? Why are they needed if everyone would just play their part of the song? Is he there to keep time? Do all that swinging make sense to the players?
Also, I found that some people actually fall asleep in the concert as well. I manage to let out a giggle when I heard a snore from the lady sitting next to me! :)
All in all, I am not sure whether I will watch another Orchestra concert. It is certainly not my thing... I guess if my hubby loves it and he pays for the tickets, I don't have much choice *sulk*.