Fall 2019 Performance Report

FALL 2019 Performance Report

DUE  tue., dec 10 (per. 2/4/6) &
wed., dec. 11 (per. 1/3/5)

PROCEDURE:

1. Cut and paste the questions from this post to your own blog.

2. Type your answers IN YOUR BLOG for each question.  Save your post AS A DRAFT (DO NOT PUBLISH), with this title:  Fall 2019 Performance Report.

3.  Print a copy of it and bring it to the class peer edit ALONG WITH TICKET/PROGRAM to the in-class peer edit on Tuesday, Dec. 10 or Wednesday, Dec 11 (only one make-up opportunity:  Friday, Dec. 13 at lunch).  NOTE: printing out an empty form and handwriting your answers on the paper will result in zero points.  DO NOT DO THAT!

4.  After the peer edit, re-edit your post as necessary, then save and PUBLISH your post before your class final.  Once your post is published, I will grade it.

5.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

In case there’s any doubt about #5….LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


FALL 2019 PERFORMANCE REPORT


GENERAL INFORMATION

NOTE:  These do not need to be complete sentences.

Genre (Classical, Jazz or Musical Theatre ONLY) (2 pts.)

Performance Date and Time (2)

Performer/Show/Group Name(s) (2)

Performance Location (1)

Performance length (i.e., 2 hrs., 30 min.;) (1)

Professional or amateur performance?  (1)


SHORT ANSWER

NOTE:  These must be in sentence form.

What was your favorite song/piece? Why? (2)

Name the piece(s) you recommend that we perform and explain why you recommend them. If you don’t recommend anything, explain that. (2)

Did the performer(s) have good or appropriate stage presence? Why or why not? (2)

Did you find the performers’ behavior to be distracting or did it enhance the performance? Explain why you think that is or isn’t important. (2)

Was the attire/appearance of the performer(s) appropriate to the performance? Why or why not? Was there anything you thought was notable (positive or negative)? (2)

Was the audience respectful of the performers?  Do you believe that this affected the performers?  Explain. (2)

Tell me something notable about this performance. Pick things that will help you remember this performance (perhaps things that were funny, fascinating, inspiring, questionable… whatever you think is important). (2)

How was this performance different from what you expected? Were there factors in the performance that led to your opinion? (2)

Was this performance worth the money spent on admission?  Why or why not? (2)

As you reflect on the performance, what are some of the adjectives you would use to describe your opinion/how the performance made you feel?  What made you feel this way? (2)

What can you take away from this experience that will better yourself as a growing musician/performer? (2)


CONCLUSION

Write a paragraph that gives your overall opinion about this performance.  The sentences should directly address these points (8 pts. total):

  1. Was it worth attending? (1)
  2. Why or why not? (2)
  3. What adjectives would you use to describe how you felt about the performance?  Use at least 2-3 to describe your reactions. (2)
  4. Would you recommend that others watch performances by this performer/ group? (1)
  5. Why or why not? (2)

peer edit

Three people from your class will read your review and give you constructive criticism .  Type their names and delete the lines after your peer edit. (3 pts. per person)

  1. ________________________________
  2. ________________________________
  3. ________________________________

AND FINALLY:

Whose report did you read that you really enjoyed reading, and why? (2)

 

SPRING 2019 Performance Report

spring 2019 Performance Report: DUE tue., april 2 (per. 2/4/6) and wed., april 3 (per. 1/3/5)

PROCEDURE:

1. Cut and paste the questions from this post to your own blog.

2. Type your answers IN YOUR BLOG for each question.  Save your post AS A DRAFT (DO NOT PUBLISH), with this title:  Spring 2019 Performance Report.

3.  Print a copy of it and bring it to the class peer edit ALONG WITH TICKET/PROGRAM to the in-class peer edit on Tuesday, April 2 or Wednesday, April 3 (only one make-up opportunity:  Thursday, April 4 at lunch).  NOTE: printing out an empty form and handwriting your answers on the paper will result in zero points.  DO NOT DO THAT!

4.  After the peer edit, re-edit your post as necessary, then save and PUBLISH your post before your class final.  Once your post is published, I will grade it.

5.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

In case there’s any doubt about #5….LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


SPRING 2019 PERFORMANCE REPORT


GENERAL INFORMATION

NOTE:  These do not need to be complete sentences.

Genre (Classical, Jazz or Musical Theatre ONLY) (2 pts.)

Performance Date and Time (2)

Performer/Show/Group Name(s) (2)

Performance Location (1)

Performance length (i.e., 2 hrs., 30 min.;) (1)

Professional or amateur performance?  (1)


SHORT ANSWER

NOTE:  These must be in sentence form.

What was your favorite song/piece? Why? (2)

Name the piece(s) you recommend that we perform and explain why you recommend them. If you don’t recommend anything, explain that. (2)

Did the performer(s) have good or appropriate stage presence? Why or why not? (2)

Did you find the performers’ behavior to be distracting or did it enhance the performance? Explain why you think that is or isn’t important. (2)

Was the attire/appearance of the performer(s) appropriate to the performance? Why or why not? Was there anything you thought was notable (positive or negative)? (2)

Was the audience respectful of the performers?  Do you believe that this affected the performers?  Explain. (2)

Tell me something notable about this performance. Pick things that will help you remember this performance (perhaps things that were funny, fascinating, inspiring, questionable… whatever you think is important). (2)

How was this performance different from what you expected? Were there factors in the performance that led to your opinion? (2)

Was this performance worth the money spent on admission?  Why or why not? (2)

As you reflect on the performance, what are some of the adjectives you would use to describe your opinion/how the performance made you feel?  What made you feel this way? (2)

What can you take away from this experience that will better yourself as a growing musician/performer? (2)


CONCLUSION

Write a paragraph that gives your overall opinion about this performance.  The sentences should directly address these points (8 pts. total):

  1. Was it worth attending? (1)
  2. Why or why not? (2)
  3. What adjectives would you use to describe how you felt about the performance?  Use at least 2-3 to describe your reactions. (2)
  4. Would you recommend that others watch performances by this performer/ group? (1)
  5. Why or why not? (2)

peer edit

Three people from your class will read your review and give you constructive criticism .  Type their names and delete the lines after your peer edit. (3 pts. per person)

  1. ________________________________
  2. ________________________________
  3. ________________________________

Whose report did you read that you really enjoyed reading, and why? (2)

FALL 2018 PERFORMANCE REPORT-DUE 12/10

FALL 2018 Performance Report: DUE MON., DEC 10

PROCEDURE:

1. Cut and paste the questions from this post to your own blog.

2. Type your answers IN YOUR BLOG for each question.  Save your post AS A DRAFT (DO NOT PUBLISH), with this title:  Fall 2018 Performance Report.

3.  Print a copy of it and bring it to the class peer edit ALONG WITH TICKET/PROGRAM to the in-class peer edit on Monday, Dec 10 (only one make-up opportunity:  Thursday, Dec, 13 lunch).  NOTE: printing out an empty form and handwriting your answers on the paper will result in zero points.  DO NOT DO THAT!

4.  After the peer edit, re-edit your post as necessary, then save and PUBLISH your post before your class final.  Once your post is published, I will grade it.

5.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

In case there’s any doubt about #5….LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


FALL 2018 PERFORMANCE REPORT


GENERAL INFORMATION

NOTE:  These do not need to be complete sentences.

Genre (Classical, Jazz or Musical Theatre ONLY) (2 pts.)

Performance Date and Time (2)

Performer/Show/Group Name(s) (2)

Performance Location (1)

Performance length (i.e., 2 hrs., 30 min.;) (1)


SHORT ANSWER

NOTE:  These must be in sentence form.

 What was your favorite song/piece? Why? (2)

Name the piece(s) you recommend that we perform and explain why you recommend them. If you don’t recommend anything, explain that. (2)

Did the performer(s) have good or appropriate stage presence? Why or why not? (2)

Did you find the performers’ behavior to be distracting or did it enhance the performance? Explain why you think that is or isn’t important. (2)

Was the attire/appearance of the performer(s) appropriate to the performance? Why or why not? Was there anything you thought was notable (positive or negative)? (2)

Was the audience respectful of the performers?  Do you believe that this affected the performers?  Explain (2)

Tell me something notable about this performance. Pick things that will help you remember this performance (perhaps things that were funny, fascinating, inspiring, questionable… whatever you think is important). (2)

How was this performance different from what you expected? Were there factors in the performance that led to your opinion? (2)

As you reflect on the performance, what are some of the adjectives you would use to describe your opinion/how the performance made you feel?  What made you feel this way? (2)

What can you take away from this experience that will better yourself as a growing musician/performer? (2)


CONCLUSION

Write a paragraph of 3-4 sentences that gives your overall opinion about this performance, including your responses to the following questions:  Was it worth attending? Why or why not? Would you recommend that others watch performances by this performer/ group? Why or why not? (10)


peer edit

Three people from your class will read your review and give you constructive criticism .  Type their names and delete the lines after your peer edit. (3 pts. per person)

  1. ________________________________
  2. ________________________________
  3. ________________________________

Whose report did you read that you really enjoyed reading, and why? (2)

Performance Review Example

FALL 2016 PERFORMANCE REPORT


GENERAL INFORMATION

These do not need to be complete sentences.

Performance Date and Time (3 pts.)
October 20, 8 pm

Performer/Show/Group Name(s) (3)
The Lion King

Genre (Classical, Jazz or Musical Theatre ONLY) (2)
Musical Theatre

Performance length (i.e., 2 hrs., 30 min.;) (1)
2 hrs., 15 min.


SHORT ANSWER

These must be in sentence form.

What was your favorite song/piece? Why? (5)
I enjoyed “He Lives In You” because of its mysterious, driving harmonic structure as well as the incredible percussion featured throughout the selection.  I also appreciated the positive, inspiring message of the piece, which speaks to me on a very personal level.

Name the piece(s) you recommend that we perform and explain why you recommend them. If you don’t recommend anything, explain that. (3)
The opening piece ,”Circle of Life,” would be an amazing piece to perform, both for the singers and the audience.  It’s inspiring and impressive.  Performing it as a processional would be a creative beginning for a concert.

Did the performer(s) have good or appropriate stage presence? Why or why not? (2)
The performers were amazing!  They broke the fourth wall  when they were in the audience, which was thoroughly entertaining.  However, with very few exceptions, they were completely immersed in their characters, a quality that was even more important given the number of performers using puppets.

Did you find their behavior to be distracting or did it enhance the performance? Explain why you think that is or isn’t important. (2)
The benefit of watching a professional company—in this case, members of a touring Broadway cast—is observing performers who are exemplify excellence.  Their behavior was completely appropriate and engaging.

Was the attire/appearance of the performer(s) appropriate to the performance? Why or why not? Was there anything you thought was notable (positive or negative)?  (3)
Once again, the benefit of the Broadway cast (and touring budget) was the gorgeous eye-candy onstage.  The costumes, set pieces, and props were incredible, most notably the puppets used by the performers.  I enjoyed the fact that the puppeteers were wearing outfits that were appropriate to the characters they were portraying, instead of wearing basic black, which is often the technique employed by puppeteers.  I also thought the masks and headpieces worn by the lions were gorgeous and completely mesmerizing.

Was the audience respectful of the performers?  Do you believe that this affected the performers?  Explain (2)
The audience was thoroughly engaged in the performance, cheering, responding, and reacting enthusiastically.  I am sure that this had a wonderful effect on the performers; as a performer myself, I know I get energized when my audience is enthusiastic about my work.

Tell me something notable about this performance. Pick things that will help you remember this performance (perhaps things that were funny, fascinating, inspiring, questionable… whatever you think is important). (3)
The pit orchestra was amazing for this show, but the most incredible thing was watching the auxiliary percussionists, which were set up in the boxes on either side of the stage.  I was amazed by the amount of percussion that was played.  I didn’t even know that many percussion instruments existed!


CONCLUSION

Write a paragraph of 3-4 sentences that gives your overall opinion about this performance, including your responses to the following questions:  Was it worth attending? Why or why not? Would you recommend that others watch performances by this performer/ group? Why or why not? (10)
I was so grateful that I had the opportunity to see “The Lion King” in person! It has always been one of my favorite Disney movie, and I thought the musical was a beautiful representation of the things that appealed to me about the movie.  I was especially impressed by the performances of the actors playing Pumbaa and Timon, who were both charming and lots of fun while operating their puppets.  The puppets, in fact, are the element that make this musical a true stand-out.  The complex beauty of this production was amazing, and absolutely the most wonderful way to spend my birthday!


peer edit

Three people from your class will read your review and give you constructive criticism .  Type their names and delete the lines after your peer edit. (3 pts. per person)

  1. Amy Debarr
  2. Katie McCordle
  3. Joe Meyers

Whose report did you read that you really enjoyed reading, and why? (2)
Amy’s report was thoughtful and highly detailed.  I was impressed by the amount of detail she was able to share about the concert she saw.  I was jealous I didn’t go by the time I was done reading it!

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Ms. Katemopoulos