Audience Listening Game:
Submit your answers to Orchestra director, Dr. Omelchenko, at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 4 at 12pm EST. The first person to respond with all correct answers will win a surprise gift card!
(Laurier orchestra musicians and Laurier music faculty and instructors are not eligible to participate)
- The Lalo concerto features a solo violinist with the orchestra. In the Laurier Symphony Orchestra’s performance, does the soloist play the last few notes with the orchestra, or is it just the orchestra alone without the soloist?
- The Haydn piece begins with which instrument(s) accompanying the singer? Bonus Question: With this in mind, what is this accompaniment style known as?
- In the Higdon Concerto, after the percussion solo cadenza, the orchestra re-enters at a fast tempo. Which instrument(s) in the orchestra has the main theme here? (Hint: same instrument(s) as in the beginning when the orchestra first enters)
- Shostakovich Symphony no. 9, movement I, features the trombonist interjecting with a two-note motif. What is the interval of this motif? Bonus Question: How many times does the Trombone play this motif in the first movement?
- Shostakovich Symphony no. 9, movement IV, features a bassoon solo. Which string section(s) accompanies the bassoon soloist at the beginning of the movement?
- Shostakovich Symphony no. 9, movement V: There are various interpretations of the final faster section and leading up to this final section. Describe the Laurier Symphony Orchestra’s interpretation of this section.