A concert is a live performance, usually of music, before an audience. A performance, in Performing arts, generally comprises an event in which one group of people (the performer or performers behave in a particular way for another group of people Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Brooklyn Book Festival crowd by David Shankbonejpg|thumb|An audience at the Brooklyn Book Festival in New York City. The music may be performed by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, a choir, or a musical band. A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a A recital is a Musical ( Vocal or instrumental Performance. It can highlight a single performer sometimes accompanied by Piano, or A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. An orchestra is an instrumental ensemble, usually fairly large with string brass woodwind sections and possibly a percussion section as well For the musical composition see Chorale. A choir, chorale, or chorus is a Musical ensemble of Singers A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Informal names for a concert include "show" and "gig". Concerts are held in a wide variety of settings or venues, including pubs, nightclubs, houses, barns, dedicated concert halls, entertainment centres, large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadiums. A nightclub (or "night club" or "club" is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark House generally refers to a Shelter or Building that is a Dwelling or place for Habitation by Human beings. A barn is an agricultural building used for storage and as a covered workplace A concert hall is a cultural building which serves as performance venue chiefly for classical instrumental music An entertainment centre is similar to a Theatre in that it hosts Concerts by musical artists and/or Comedians and such A modern stadium (plural stadiums or stadia in English is a place or venue for (mostly outdoor Sports Concerts or other events consisting A concert held in a very large venue is sometimes called an arena concert. Regardless of the venue, musicians usually perform on a stage. Before the dominance of recorded music, concerts would be the only opportunity one would generally have to hear musicians play.
While the principal reason for a concert is the opportunity for the musicians to perform in front of an audience, even the most purely artistic of endeavors will see gains. Concerts provide the musicians exposure to the public. An attendee will probably see the musicians perform again if the concert was worthwhile. Recording artists usually go on tours to promote record sales and introduce their fans to new musical compositions. Musical composition is an original piece of Music the structure of a musical piece the process of creating a new Some musicians and musical groups are known for consistently touring and holding concerts, others rarely so.
It is common practice to implement some form of admission charge for a concert, although there are also free concerts. Patricia Lee Smith ( born December 30 1946 is an American Singer-songwriter and poet Provinssirock is one of the biggest Rock festivals in Finland. Finland, officially the Republic of Finland ( is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of northern Europe. The proceeds from the ticket sales traditionally go to the performing artistes, producers, and organisers. However, there are also benefit concerts where either the proceeds or profits will go to charity. A benefit concert is a Concert, show or gala featuring musicians comedians or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose often directed at a specific The definition of charitable organization, and of charity varies according to the country and in some instances the region of the country in which the charitable organization operates
A concert tour is a series of concerts by a musician, musical group, or some number of either in different cities or locations. Especially in the popular music world, such tours can become large-scale enterprises that last for several months or even years, are seen by hundreds of thousands or millions of people, and bring in millions of dollars (or the equivalent) in ticket revenues. Different segments of long-lived concert tours are known as "legs". Concert tours are often administered on the local level by concert promoters or by performing arts presenters. A Performing arts presenting organization is an organization or department or program of a larger organization that works to facilitate exchanges between artists and audiences through
The nature of a concert will vary by musical genre and individual groups in those genres. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Concerts by a small jazz combo and a small bluegrass band may have the same order of program, mood, and volume, but vary in music and dress. Jazz is an American Musical art form which originated in the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music, and is a sub-genre of Country music. In a similar way, a particular musician, band, or genre of music might attract concert attendees with similar dress, hairstyle, and behavior. For example, the hippies of the 70s often toted long hair (sometimes in dread lock form), sandals and inexpensive clothing made of natural fibers. The regular attendees to a concert venue might also have a recognizable style, comprising that venue's "scene".
Musical groups with large expected audiences can put on very elaborate and expensive affairs. In order to create a memorable and exciting atmosphere and increase the spectacle, the musicians will frequently include additional entertainment devices within their concerts. These tend to include changeable stage lighting effects and various special effect visuals, which include anything from large video screens, inflatables, smoke or dry ice, pyrotechnics, artwork, pre-recorded video, and unusual attire, such as KISS. Modern stage lighting is a flexible Tool in the production of Theatre, Dance, Opera and other Performance arts The illusions used in the Film, Television, Theater, or Entertainment industries to simulate the imagined events in a story are traditionally called Dry ice is solid Carbon dioxide. It is commonly used as a versatile cooling agent The term "pyrotechnics" can also be used for Fireworks events Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Some singers, especially in genres of popular music, augment the sound of their concerts with pre-recorded accompaniment and even broadcast vocal tracks of the singer's own voice. In Music, accompaniment is the art of playing along with a soloist or ensemble, often known as the Lead, in a Supporting manner Activities which may take place during large-scale concerts include dancing, sing-alongs, moshing, headbanging, and crowd-surfing. Moshing or slamming refers to the activity in which audience members at live music performances aggressively push or slam into each other Crowd surfing describes the process in which a person is passed overhead from person to person during a concert transferring the person from one part of the venue to another
Larger concerts involving a greater number of musical groups, especially those that last for multiple days, are known as festivals. A festival is an event usually and ordinarily staged by a local community which centers on some unique aspect of that community Examples include the Bloodstock Open Air, Woodstock Music and Art Festival, Oxegen, Bath Festival, Salzburg Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Chucks house, Roskilde Festival, Isle of Wight Festival and Summer Sonic. Bloodstock Open Air is a Heavy metal festival held annually at Catton Hall in Walton-upon-Trent, England, since 2005 Oxegen is an annual Music festival, held since 2004, sponsored by Heineken. The Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music was a Music festival held at the Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet on the 27-28th June 1970. The Salzburg Festival (Salzburger Festspiele is a prominent festival of Music and Drama. The Newport Jazz Festival is a music festival held every August in Newport Rhode Island, USA. Cambridge Folk Festival is an annual Music festival held on the site of Cherry Hinton Hall in Cherry Hinton, one of the villages subsumed by the city of For the classical music and theatre festivals co-founded by Rutland Boughton between 1914 and 1926 see Glastonbury Festival (1914-1925 The Roskilde Festival is held south of Roskilde in Denmark and is one of the four biggest annual rock music festivals in Europe (the other three being The Isle of Wight Festival is a Music festival which takes place annually on the Isle of Wight, England. The Summer Sonic Festival is an annual two-day Rock festival held at the same time in Osaka and near Tokyo.
Concert etiquette refers to a set of social norms of people who attend musical performances A benefit concert is a Concert, show or gala featuring musicians comedians or other performers that is held for a charitable purpose often directed at a specific A rock festival, or a rock fest, is a large-scale outdoor Rock music Concert, featuring multiple acts often spread out over several days A recorded live track is a song or audio sequence recorded from live performances (e Guerrilla gigging is a type of concert performed in a non-traditional setting or arranged in an unusual fashion The definition of house concert is not definite but is generally taken as a Concert that's presented in someone's home or a nearby private space for example a barn or back BEARRIESLive Experimental/House Trio from Chicago IL (Click link below to see photo Live PA, sometimes written LivePA, meaning Live Personal Appearance or Smoking concerts were live Performances usually of Music, before an Audience of men only popular during the Victorian era. A Performing arts presenting organization is an organization or department or program of a larger organization that works to facilitate exchanges between artists and audiences through