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Music Concert Review
I watched a concert named ‘Swire Symphony Under the Stars’ which is performed by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. I have never watched a concert not holding in concert hall before, this concert was held at outdoor in the Happy Valley Racecourse Recreation Ground. People just sat wherever they wanted, enjoying the performance while eating sandwiches happily. There were large screens projecting the stage for the audience at the back, everyone were excited and looking forward to the concert. The atmosphere of the venue was good.

The orchestra played 5 songs totally, which were Dvorak carnival overture, Chopin Piano Concerto No.2, Mussorgsky Khovanshchina Prelude to Act One, Prokofiev Five selections from Romeo and Juliet, and Tchaikovsky 1812 overture. Among these five pieces I like the 1812 overture most, its historical background is Napoleon's invasion of Russia. Beginning with the hymn "God Preserve Thy People" played by cellos and violas, the strings played softly and sadly, created a mysterious environment. The piece moves through a mixture of pastoral and militant themes showed that the increasing distress of the Russian people at the hands of the invading French.

The atmosphere started to be tense when woodwind and brass instruments joined the strings, it seemed that the war was declared, the Battle of Borodino. The oboe, clarinets and flutes had alternate interactions with double basses, with a lot of brass instruments and percussions as the support of the piece, I could feel that how chaotic the situation in Russia was and how tiring the soldiers were. Houses were destroyed, people were in a difficult state.

The piece followed by repetition of "God Preserve Thy People”, as Moscow burns to deny winter quarters to the French. A musical chase scene appears, out of which emerges the anthem "God…...

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