08-09 Nathaniel Dett Chorale
... descriptive Listen to the Lambs, with its intricately woven wailings. To enhance the vocal blend,
Blyden-Taylor mixes his charges instead of positioning them in sections or blocks.
The Chorale could not proceed to its next destination in Vancouver without giving the crowd an
encore: Joshua Fit the B ...
Live Concert Review
... The title of the piece and the composer's name if possible, as listed in the concert
A brief description of your reaction to the piece. For example:
When the piece started I thought it was going to be slow and boring, but the faster
section in the first movement made it more exciting. A rea ...
Angels from on High - Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
... of overlapping lines, and works were very slowly and paintstakingly constructed. He compulsively worked and reworked his music, often playing
the same chord over and over again until he was satisfied with its sound.
(Hearing Ruggles banging away repeatedly on the same chord, composer
Henry Cowell on ...
Altamont Free Concert
The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was a counterculture-era rock concert held on Saturday, December 6, 1969, at the Altamont Speedway in northern California, between Tracy and Livermore. The event is best known for considerable violence, including the death of Meredith Hunter and three accidental deaths: two caused by a hit-and-run car accident and one by drowning in an irrigation canal. Four births were reported during the event. Scores were injured, numerous cars were stolen and then abandoned, and there was extensive property damage.The concert featured, in order of appearance: Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, with the Rolling Stones taking the stage as the final act. The Grateful Dead were also scheduled to perform, but declined to play shortly before their scheduled appearance due to the increasing violence at the venue. ""That's the way things went at Altamont—so badly that the Grateful Dead, prime organizers and movers of the festival, didn't even get to play,"" staff at Rolling Stone magazine wrote in a detailed narrative on the event, terming it in an additional follow-up piece ""rock and roll's all-time worst day, December 6th, a day when everything went perfectly wrong.""Approximately 300,000 people attended the concert, and some anticipated that it would be a ""Woodstock West."" Filmmakers Albert and David Maysles shot footage of the event and incorporated it into a documentary film titled Gimme Shelter (1970).