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For this assignment, you must attend a live performance (near you) in the classical tradition and submit a reflection [EDIT: due to the coronavirus pandemic, I am not requiring you to attend a live performance. Find a recording of a classical recital or concert online and respond to the prompts below as if you were present. I will share some examples of appropriate events with you, but you are free to pick anything within the classical music tradition]. The purpose of this reflection, worth 50 points, is for you to develop skills of aesthetic judgment and critical thinking through listening to and reflecting on a live performance. The reflection paper should be a minimum of 500 words and include the following: Name, date, time, and location of the event (event must occur during the semester in which you are taking the course) Screenshot or photo of the program Discussion specific to a variety of pieces in the program Application of course concepts Your personal response to the performance Reflections should be of high academic quality, following MLA format, including complete sentences and proper grammar/syntax. Rules of capitalization and punctuation should also be followed. If sources outside the textbook are used, you must properly cite them in MLA format. The following is a suggestion for how to organize your report: Paragraph 1: A summary of the concert and your impressions as a whole. Describe what concert you attended, what types of pieces/ensembles were on the program, etc. Is the concert part of a larger concert series or is it a stand-alone event? Did the concert have a theme? What is the status of the performers: students, amateurs, professionals, etc.? Did you have an enjoyable time as an audience member and are you likely to seek out a similar event in the future to attend? Feel free to include other relevant information regarding the concert, the performers, and your experience as an attendee. Paragraphs 2 to 4:Choose three pieces from the performance and analyze them using the terms outlined in the first thirteen chapters of your textbook. I am interested in your genuine reactions, of course, but also in more in-depth analysis that logically and rationally explains your reactions. Paragraph 5: A brief conclusion that details your overall reaction to the concert as a whole. Is this the first time you have attended a fine-art concert? If so, do you think you are likely to attend future events? If you have attended fine-art concerts before, how does this performance fit into your overall experience with classical music (i.e. did you enjoy this concert as much as you have enjoyed classical concerts in the past, etc). Some suggested performances for you to watch for this assignment: Monday Mashup Concert Series: Family Choral Concert, Ep. 02 (Links to an external site.) Monday Mashup Concert Series: Family Choral Concert, Ep. 02 Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (BBC Proms 2013 – Sakari Oramo: Conducts) (Links to an external site.) Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony (BBC Proms 2013 – Sakari Oramo: Conducts) Bach – Mass in B minor BWV 232 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society (Links to an external site.) Bach – Mass in B minor BWV 232 – Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society G. F. Handel: Messiah HWV 56 (fantastic performance) (Links to an external site.) G. F. Handel: Messiah HWV 56 (fantastic performance)