At 7:30pm on the 10th of March 2012, the CAU orchestra club, RUBATO was getting ready for a concert long waited for. Despite the fact that it was a Saturday, approximately 300 students – two thirds of the whole seats - showed up to enjoy the music that RUBATO had ready for them. As the members of the orchestra entered, the instruments found their rightful owners and the music began with the familiar melody of P. Tchaikovsky’s Swan lake suite Op. 20a. No.1. scene.
The players were not professional, but any audience could clearly notice the time and effort the players had put in for this concert and it was well appreciated by a roof-raising round of applause at the end. The Chung-Ang Herald managed to catch an interview with the vice president of RUBATO and second part leader, Lee Do-Hyun, a sophomore from the department of Integrative engineering.
Q There were quite a lot of people at the concert hall today? Do you usually get such a turnout?
A Yes, usually friends and family, sponsors, and orchestras from other universities come to see our concerts. This is very important and it is because of these people that we were able to hold such a wonderful concert.
Q How long has the orchestra been getting ready for the concert?
A We have been practicing during our entire winter break. As soon as vacation started, we went into intensive practice and went to a long training camp. We normally practiced for about 5 hours a day for about two months, and during the camp, we practiced all day.
Q Were there any happenings during the concert?
A Luckily, there was no big happenings during the concert, although after the third movement ended, several horsehairs from a few bows of violin and viola broke.
Q Any hopes or wishes for the future?
It is my personal wish to hold a concert that everybody will get to love and understand mutually, even though that most people are not into classical music< 저작권자 © 중앙헤럴드 무단전재 및 재배포금지 >