The name for this concert is long. Penang Wind Orchestra 9th Anniversary, Jeju International Wind Ensemble Festival Pre-tour Concert. =)
Last Friday, I went to this concert at the Dewan Sri Pinang on invitation by two of the member in this Penang Wind Orhestra team, Juan Shong (flute) and Wei Keong (saxaphone), who are also my current classmate. He gave me two tickets but then I found nobody who is interested in this sort of concert to give to, so I actually got an extra ticket for it.
Luckily, it’s not only me was there, a few of my classmate went there too, as a support for two of them. From my friend, the reason of having this concert was to raise more money for the orchestra team for going to perform at overseas, another reason was making it like a rehearsal for them before performing in this Jeju Internation Wind Ensemble Festival in Korea, the two of them will be departing tomorrow to Korea. That’s so fun of them.
Back to Dewan Sri Pinang where the concert was. My friend picked the seats at the middle, not so in front and not so at the back. However, there’s some big sized guy in front of me block my view. I didn’t want to bother about, as long as I can listen to the music from my place.
Wei Keong on the left.
Juan Shong on the right.
It’s a two hour long concert, I don’t really know much about what they were playing. The few pieces that I knew were Sound Of Music, Phantom Of The Opera and Star Wars. It’s always the same thing most of the time. The last time I went to these concert was 5 years ago and I heard this musical pieces before.
There’s something cool which was the drum solo by one ex Chung Ling student, I don’t really know his name, I only knew that the drum solo was really good. There’s a lady soprano came out to sing along with the band, good voice, but not I am not into soprano.
This Juan Shong’s little brother who sat in front of us and was very noisy and kinda annoyed us. My god, but he fell asleep in the end when we didn’t bother him.
It went interesting at first but as time goes on, it felt boring a little bit and maybe because it’s late, we were yawning all along during the last half an hour. Hehe.
When it almost came to an end, the standard thing that is in every band concert came on and that’s the giving of flowers as appreciate and salutation and shouting of “Encore”. Eventually, the conductor will came back on stage and make them play another music again. It’s standard procedure. Haha.
We then went to the backstage to look for Juan Shong and Wei Keong, took photo and I went home. Yay.