You are quite right, it's rather impressive to watch a life orchestra and fortunately enough I've seen my share of them. When I was a student, my students association had an agreement with a company that offered us tickets so I could attend regularly to Gulbenkian orchestra. In my spins of life I also watched orchestras in the Salzburg theatre (Austria), in the Bolshoi in Moscow and in Tokyo, I think it was the opera house. Hard to forget those moments!
I have watched live orchestras involving police bands which take place during national holidays. What strikes me is their level of organization and synchronization. Some people have made a career out of this after being enamoured by these police bands.
I've experienced this many times because it's being offered in schools, cinema malls, and some museums for free in our country, I guess, I'm lucky enough to see live performances like this, I've also seen a street orchestra and all I can say is that I'm having fun watching these live performances as it touches my heart more than live rock/metal performances that I've been seeing for quite a while. The only thing I didn't experience though was opera.
I remember going once with my school close to or in the Angel Stadium in California for a field trip. I actually thought it was going to be boring at first but I was totally wrong. When you enter the room, it's dark, the room is cold and there are so many people around. It feels nice and especially when they start playing. You can actually feel the vibrations of the music. Trust me; home sound systems DO NOT compare to that experience. The ambiance is extraordinary!
The first time we hear a life performance from an orchestra is something impressive because the music really fills the room and we feel quite absorbed by it, or at least I was. It's always a strong impression no matter how many times we hear it (many in my case) as each play transmits something different.
The town that I live in has it's own orchestra, however, I've never went to watch them. I've thought about going to a concert but I've never seen a concert where I thought I might enjoy the music though.
Interesting that when talk about live performances I mostly think about concerts that are not classic, but I've attended a bunch of classical concerts. Why don't you see those live concerts @JennyorAlice? I had the chance to watch them for free, but it has helped to grow in me the taste for classical music, it certainly takes me to another dimension.
I've been to a few live performances and for sure, the vibrance, timbre, and dynamic range of a full orchestra and its components as experienced in a proper concert hall cannot be completely replicated by even the most technically advanced audio system. Music isn't just about sound. Going to a live orchestra is in many ways a positive experience that can create a halo effect on the music.
It's impacting summing it up in one word. I've seen Edita Gruberova singing some Arias in Tokyo, accompanied by the orchestra, and let me tell you it's a memorable experience in all senses. Not only she is a top performer, one of the best in the world, but we also have a side show the infinite applause the Japanese always give at the end of the show.
Many, many, many. At the moment I can't remember them all, but the list would not be so simple.
I'm proud to have been to so many live shows, always being able to have the immense pleasure of seeing my favorite idols singing live. It's really an indescribable feeling. Music really has no borders (and this is amazing).
Life is this, a great collection of good moments that must be remembered forever!
Not enough compared to most people I know. For some reason I have never really been a big fan of the scene, but at the same time I love the music so it is kind of strange thing for me, but I am always glad when I do go so at some point I just need to suck it up.
Thankfully I have witnessed many live orchestras. Here at my place this is the most recent ongoing trend in marriages. Some of them are so good that I prefer to leave everything behind and simply sit and listen to the music.
A combination of nice orchestra with good singers as well as dance performances is one of the best things anyone can ask for.
I have witnessed many live orchestra performances. If there is any event with an attraction of live orchestra I always make it a point to be there on time. Here in my country there is a recent increasing trend of live orchestra in big parties and marriage functions. It is real fun to avail this opportunity at such functions. Apart from reviving the soul the fact that we are getting access to it free of cost is the added advantage.
I always think of the Pops in The Park celebrations they have around the 4th of July in the summertime though,and have not seen any of them live lately but I always watch the orchestra with the Boston Pops on PBS every year. I find it a nice social kind of thing when they are outside in the summer,and I just looked up the 2017 Boston Pops and one of the guests is folk-rock singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge which looks like fun this year,and I guess you could attend live as well?
Sol da Caparica festival is just a few months away, and even if I was not considering going, I realized I'll be at the location at that time, so most likely I will be seeing it again. One of my favorite bands is there (Xutos), so it will be hard to miss.
When in high school I was in choir and sometimes choir would join in with band class. We would sing beautiful songs while they played and it sounded like a beautiful orchestra concert. I can pretty much say that's the only chance I got to hear an orchestra performance but I'd love to attend a real one where I just have to watch and listen and not be a part of.
To be honest, I have witnessed none. I always have a thing for orchestras. However, in my country these kind of performances are rare. Maybe in weddings or in National celebrations. However, I always feel that the Opera House in Australia is the real deal. I always promise myself that one day I must set my foot there and witness numerous live performances. There was a trending video of a young kid who was leading an orchestra. I would love to see such.