Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Performing in Carnegie Hall

     After waking up and packing all of our stuff onto the bus, we headed to Manhattan for the last time. The first thing on our agenda was some free time before a tour of Carnegie Hall. Myself and a few others headed to Central Park since we were not able to see it during our bus tour. Despite the lack of greenery, Central Park was pretty and it was nice to be able to walk around in a more natural environment. We then headed to our tour of the hall. It was nice to learn some about the history of the place we would be performing in. The hall amazed me with how beautiful and ornate it is.
     We next had o go get our instruments off the bus so that we could rehearse a little before we played. Hearing ourselves play there was neat.
     After eating dinner it was time for the performance. I am in Wind Ensemble so I was able to hear the Symphonic Band. They sounded great and the soloists were outstanding. Due to the acoustics of the hall, you were able to hear everything, which is something that doesn't happen often.
     Playing was an unforgettable experience. I think we played our pieces well, and the venue made everything sound even better. I think, like Adam, my favorite piece was Angels in the Architecture. That piece sounded like it was made to be played in Carnegie Hall. 

     Overall, this trip has been an amazing experience that I will never forget.