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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival from the interns' point of view
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Blog Post by Blaize Hall, Television-Radio, '15, Georgia, Vermont
The American Dissonances concert was a contrasting assembly of American tunes played on two pianos, a bass, a trumpet, a flute, with Mezzo-Soprano vocals. A screen played scenes of iconic geography throughout the U.S., and eclectic historical scenes such as activist movements, early home-videos, airplane production in the World Wars, and more. The show was well-received and was given a standing ovation.
Here are a few comments from audience members in response to the question "What was your favorite piece and why?"
"The Gershwin pieces were wonderful for that generation and for ours." - Mr. Magoo
"I don't usually like to rate the songs. They were all good." - Anonymous
"What was it called...it had the bass...Oh, the three preludes. I liked the second part." - Lauren McGrath
"I liked Nicholas Walker's original Chorale best." - Chris White
"I think Simple Gifts was my favorite because I heard it in second grade when I was in a play, and I kept the sheet music because I was in the play." - Kaylyn Abenojar