funny thing: i'm a violin performance major that doesn't like classical music.
i know. it makes people angry when i tell them this. i just much rather prefer film music. it's much more expressive. i just gravitate towards it more than classical, purely because of the field of music i intend to pursue.
i am required to take about 4 semesters of chamber music at csun in order to get my degree, so i try to make the best of it. all of the classical instrumental performance majors are semi-randomly put into different groups. these groups then work together and with a professor to perform for each other in a weekend full of recitals. we call it the chamber music festival.
i was so proud of my trio. violin, flute, piano. we played a very odd piece by martinu and it was so delightfully unusual, it intrigued the audience. it made them listen. people often get "mozart ears" during classical concerts. where nothing is new or unpredictable or suprising. this one is all of those things and wakes you up.
my professor was very proud of me after our performance. i haven't seen a smile like that on his face, because of me, in a while. it was a confidence boost i had been needing. i'm thankful for my chamber trio and the chance we had to showcase our talents and hard work.