Classical Music Concerts
Sporting an intense yet subtle style of musical expression, Classical music has a niche fanbase compared to mainstream genres.
Classical compositions by Michael Giacchino have been featured in immensely popular box office hits such as "Star Trek," "Jurassic World," "Coco," "Up," "The Incredibles." In contrast, that of John Williams has been used in movies like "Harry Potter," "E.T.," and "Star Wars," to name a few.
Keep reading to learn more about this genre of music and the beauty of experiencing live Classical music concerts on stage.
The Formal Allure of the Classical
Whether you are a newcomer or an experienced listener, Classical music is instantly recognizable by both. Although a trained ear can spot vast difference in otherwise similar pieces written by the same composer, you don't need any prior knowledge to immerse yourself in this genre.
Despite its accessibility to listeners, the true essence of classical music lies in the specificity of the piece. Everything is detailed to create a marvelous musical score with an exact number of instruments and instrument types, accurate scales, and uplifting notes. As the same piece is covered by numerous orchestras, the style, tone, and subtle details change accordingly.
A wide variety of instruments such as the violin, flute, cello, trumpet, clarinet, piano, xylophone, drums, and cymbals contribute to a Classical piece. As a result, the sound created is much fuller and can express a broad range of emotions. Subsequently, a concert hall becomes the perfect place to enjoy classical music in its absolute glory.
Where to Find the Best Classical Music In The U.S.?
Here is a brief list containing the most popular venues based in the U.S. hosting classical symphonies.
"Carnegie Hall" is known for being one of the oldest venues ever to host classical music in the U.S.
Inaugurated on May 5, 1891, this building holds a rich heritage of legendary classical performances. These events were held in its glorious golden interiors. The most frequent classical works played here include "The Star-Spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith," "Frederick Chopin's Ballade No.1," and many more.
"Walt Disney Concert Hall" is situated in L.A. and is a striking piece of architecture designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry. Capable of seating around 2000 people, this venue was explicitly designed to have impressive acoustics. Such considerations make this location an ideal setting for musical performances.
Likewise, "St. Louis, Powell Symphony Hall," "Cleveland, Severance Hall," and "Philadelphia, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts" also hold a coveted place in the classical music scene of the U.S.
Browse our list for more choices on venues and secure a ticket to Classical music concerts happening near you.