What Is a Concert?


A concert is a performance by singers and musicians that is open to the public and does not typically include theatrical staging. It is not the same as an opera performance, which involves a full orchestra and a staged production. The word “concert” derives from the late 16th century Latin word concertare, which means “to harmonize,” and its modern sense is more specific. A concert can be described as a variety of musical performances, with a variety of performers and compositions.

A concert’s nature can vary depending on the genre, individual performers, and venue. For instance, a small jazz combo concert may have a similar program to a large bluegrass band, but the music may be much different and the audience will have a completely different attitude. Some performers may even use pre-recorded music and vocal tracks to enhance their performances. Some performers may include other performers in their shows, including dancers or back-up singers.

The concert format is different for each instrument. While most instruments, such as the violin, viola, or cello, are tuned to concert pitch, some instruments are tuned to a higher octave. For example, a B trumpet must play a D5 to play a concert pitch C5. However, a guitar playing C5 can perform at concert pitch C6 if the note is written in an octave lower than the instrument’s actual concert pitch.

Moreover, many professional musicians never have to worry about the pitch in a concert. This is because they have been trained by the conductors to talk and sing in concert pitch. The difference between concert pitch and diapason normal is usually due to a confusion over temperature. For instance, tenor saxes play notes in the C fingering while bass saxes play a B. Therefore, a tenor saxophone is tuned to 440 Hz.

Another common difference between choir pitch and concert pitch is the sounding pitch of the instruments. While choir pitch is higher than concert pitch, it corresponds to the instrument’s tuning in the non-transposed scale. Historically, the pitch of the piano and a concert are incompatible. Luckily, modern transposition devices have made the process much simpler and accurate. Konzert pitch is often the same as A4 (440Hz).

In addition to the etiquette rules for attending a classical concert, audience members must follow the correct way to act in the concert. Concert etiquette differs depending on the type of music. For instance, classical music concert goers are expected to be relatively silent during the performance and to applaud only when the song is over. On the other hand, rock concert goers are allowed to be more boisterous, but some concert etiquette still applies.

Unlike today, when people in power respond to events by reacting with their own values and vision, the history of the concert dates back centuries. While the early years of the concert were marked by the emergence of classical music, its development has only recently been attributed to a renaissance in art and culture. Its development has come a long way since Seronatus performed a free benefit concert at the UC-Berkeley campus in 1786.