Owen Sellers Amphitheater

Group 2 attended Fsu's summer concert #1 at Owen Sellers Amphitheater. It was an outdoor concert that had traditional band music performed. The concert lasted about two hours and featured many different student conductors. The concert was free of charge to anyone who wanted to attend, and it featured musicians who were not playing their primary instrument of choice.

1.What are the demographics of the audience? The musicians?
The audience is mostly made up of older adults. They were probably the parents of the musicians. There were a few students around our age. The musicians were all FSU students who study music. Something interesting about these musicians were they were not playing their original instruments. The only practiced for four weeks and did not have to audition for this concert. Many of the musicians were females who mostly played the clarinet and flute. The males played the cymbals and drums.
By: Brittany Wilson

2.What role does the venue play in people's [performer, audience, researcher] expectations of the musical performance and how does this particular performance meet or fail to meet those expectations?
The patrons were not expecting as formal of a musical experience due to the fact that this concert was held outdoors in the Owen Sellers Amphitheatre, behind Opperman music hall. The first thing that was played was the star spangled banner, and the audience stood up, which I believe started the event off to a formal setting. I believe that this outdoor environment provided the perfect backdrop to this casual, yet still professional summer music concert.
By:Karen Fakhar

3.What is the role of economics in this particular musical event?
by Halle Broxsie

The summer concert #1 was a performance provided free of charge to anyone who wanted to attend, because of this some might say that economics has no effect on this event, but if you investigate further you will find that without a somewhat stable economic back round no one would have the free time to attend such an event, even if it is free of charge for admission, the time spent at the event still has value to each person in attendance.

4.How does the purpose of the performance overlap and differ from the emotions experienced by the audience?

I feel that the purpose of the performance was to expose students to different types of culture and music. In doing so I believe that the band and the conductor wanted this performance to be an enjoyable one. Much like many other performances held here at Florida State. I do believe that the people who showed up at the performance did enjoy themselves; the purpose did not differ at all with emotions felt by the audience. However I do not feel that this was the target audience. I believe the band was aiming for students to be the vast majority of the audience. This is why the performance was free of charge and held in the very fun atmosphere of the amphitheatre. The parents that did attend the show did seem to be enjoying themselves and made a real connection t the music.
By: Rodneycia Cooper

5. Who are the performers and what is their relationship to the audience?

The performers relationship to the audience is a relationship in which the performers want to share their passion and love of music on to the audience. In this case, the performers were part of the group that put on the summer concert #1, and they wanted to perform to an audience who will appreciate and enjoy their music. The performers who were performing in the summer concert #1 were playing instruments that are not necessarily their strong suit, but they were still talented enough to have mastery over the pieces they played, and play music that is enjoyable to the audience.
By: Nicholas Serra