Antonin Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” – I. Adagio – Allegro molto
– II. Largo – III. Scherzo (molto vivace)
– IV. Allegro con fuoco
Write a report about the concert performance following guidelines in the “Guide to Writing a Concert Report” and standards listed in the Concert Report Rubric.
Include the following:
- Concert performer(s) and program content, including title and composer as performed in sequence (10%)
- Details of the performance venue, including venue, arrangement of musicians and instruments, descriptions of instruments,and audience responses (20%)
- Musical elements for each of the four movements (listed below) following the “Guide to Writing a Concert Report” – use time marks (00:00) as a reference in the narrative (70%)
Show that you’ve learned something in this course. Use your newly developed musical vocabulary. Don’t say, for example, “The instruments moved the melody around.” Rather, say specifically, “The violins convincingly effected a modulation of the theme through different keys from 0:45-1:24.” (Which keys doesn’t matter; you’d have to have perfect pitch to know that, and only 1 person in 10,000 has perfect pitch.)
Use correct vocabulary. Please don’t call an overture or a set of instrumental variations a “song.” This will drive your instructor berserk. It is a piece, composition, work, symphonic movement, and so on. Unless there is a text and your piece is sung, it is not a song.
800 word count minimum required for credit.