A Classical Comedic Relief

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Josh Groban is a 30 year old American singer songwriter. On Friday October 28th Groban perform at he St. Pete Times Forum to a mixed variety crowd. No matter what age or ethnicity all can appreciate the baritone’s magnificent voice. Groban is a very accomplished prolific singer having performed with other amazing singers such as Andrea Bocelli and Celine Dion. He has also sung multiple memorable performances at a variety of events including the Grammys, American Music Awards and the Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Groban selected to open the show with a piano solo of “You Are Loved”. He sung to a lento tempo graciously to the crowd of 20,000 people causing an amazing silence. Following after a few second cadences Groban continues to sing another ballad “Awake”. Groban makes all the women sway their hands to the pretty grave tempo. He sings a story pleading to stay awake to avoid a broken heart as the flutes and piano softly makeup the triple composition. The song is mainly homophonic and toward the end goes into a polyphonic rondo. “Awake” ends with a pianissimo crescendo of all instruments. The band consisting of two basses, six violins, two french horns, a trumpet, two flutes, a harp, drums, a piano and two guitars helps Groban transition into “Oceano”. “Oceano” is sung in Italian and depicts an amazing abyss of love that a man attempts to hide. The mezzo forte crescendo leading to the chorus causes the forum to tremble. The piano carries strongly as the violins sing the tale of fighting off the heart break storms. Groban melody accompanied with the fierce drums and cymbals leave your racing. The crowd whistles, and screams “I love you’s” as the song ended.
Classical music can be very saddening and is often not the type of music that adds to happiness. Although Groban is a classical singer, he is a complete goof ball. He adds comic relief after each depressing…...

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