This week is all about our Winter Concert piece, Amadeus! by Hoffman. It is a version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 25. To achieve a superior performance, our orchestra must learn how to perform with an authentically classical style.
There are many identifying characteristics of Classical Era music including homophonic texture with memorable melodies, simple yet driving rhythms, subtle, narrow vibrato, and light, clean spiccato.
There are some great resources out there to help us reach our goals!! I have included some links below of things we will look at in class and some other websites and videos for extra help. My favorite video is the masterclass with Henning Kraggerud. While he is giving a masterclass on Mozart's violin concertos and not his symphonies, his insights are still applicable. I love how he challenges the students to treat the music like voices of opera characters and portray different emotions while the phrases converse. I can't wait for us to try it too!! Happy practicing!!!