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September 30, 2015

Critic’s Corner

McGowan Studios introduces “Critic’s Corner,” a new segment that follows students to recent performances around town!  For the Critic’s Corner debut, McGowan Studios’ own Rebecca “Mean Keys” Murphy spent a Sunday afternoon at Heinz Hall for the Pittsburgh Symphony’s opening season concert that featured works by Mendelssohn, Trifonov, and Tchaikovsky.  Here are Rebecca’s thoughts on what she saw and heard:


I, Becky  Murphy attended Heinz Hall on September 20, 2015 I went with my parents to see Daniil Trifonov perform with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Trifinov is a pianist from Russia.  He is 24 & when he plays, his hair went all over the place.  I liked Andante –Allegro ma non troppo (Piano Concerto in E-flat minor.


The symphony opened by playing The Star Spangled Banner, which was cool and we stood for that.  Next was Symphony No. 4 in A major, Opus 90, “Italian”, Allegro vivace which was nice.  This was written by Felix Mendelssohn who died young and his sister died young too (Mike told me).   We left a little early and missed Peter Tchaikovsky’s, Capriccio Italien, Opus 45.


Overall, it was okay.  I wore a dress and noticed I was younger than most.  We sat at the very very top and in the last row.  I could see trumpets and cellos, but not much else I was too far. I was looking for clarinets being played, because I just started playing that.  I did not like that we could not buy candy at intermission, because they didn’t sell any.  They told us to go at 7-Eleven across the street.


Thanks for reading,

Becky “Mean Keys” Murphy

Thank you for your thoughts, Rebecca, and keep the critiques coming!  Your readers look forward to hearing more about your performance encounters.

Students of McGowan Studios are welcome to send me your reviews of a recently attended performance!  We look forward to hearing your thoughts!