Concert ReportBill Housmanconcert report #5On the night of Friday April 28th, 2000 I attended a piano recital. A good friend of my mothers named Sarah Goodman, who has been playing the piano since the age of 6 was holding a solo performance in a small concert hall in the upper east side of Manhattan. The hall had capacity for 200 hundred people, however only about 50 or so sat in the front of the room. It was a beautiful hall with huge chandeliers and giant columns.
The program was scheduled to run just over an hour as it began at 8:30 p. m. The first piece was recognizable Beethoven, an intense piece that ranged in sounds using many crescendos and de-crescendos to highlight certain parts. Fluctuating through out the entire song the volume seemed to roar than suddenly go silent. Sarah was quite active during this piece her fingers seemed to float over the black and whit keys. While her body would at points flail violently from side to side.
It all seemed to be quite emotional for her. At the end of the piece Sarah was rewarded with a short round of applause. The next piece was my favorite, I did not know who it was by, however it was pleasing to my ear. The music had great rhythm and seemed to flow constantly through out the song.
The song was dreamy and carried my hand into the air (I kept it quite low) where I sort ofMusic