Thursday, April 5, 2012

The gang of music

The Central Michigan University School of Music performed its annual concert on Nov. 19 in Plachta Auditorium at Warriner Hall. They performed George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah."

This is perhaps one of the most visual assignments I've shot photos at. The symmetry of the performers sitting across the stage of Plachta Auditorium in Warriner Hall made for a unique perspective. I roamed around the auditorium — both upper and lower levels — to find different angles into the performance. Classical music is frighteningly difficult to pull off, it seems. Synchronizing so many performers to their respective notes through a long performance is no easy task. Especially with the clicking of my camera from all over the auditorium.

The work put on by the School of Music is usually visual because of the performers. The faces of the musicians are always contorted in singing, or playing notes in their instruments. The music they play is also very old, so to hear it is to go far back in time.

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