S1E3: Creating Balanced, Contrasting Programs
A great program, like a memorable meal, has variety and balance.
Elements to consider when creating balance and contrast
- Historical Period
- Technical Variety
- Emotional Content
- Narrative Content
Strategies for selecting a balanced program
- Starting with a key piece
- Filling slots by genre
- Select one key piece you'd like to program. Select two more pieces that balance and contrast with it, using the criteria discussed.
- Find and listen to two pieces for your ensemble by composers you've never heard before
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