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#355515 - 12/08/07 03:10 PM Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Alright guys, estimate the size of the biggest audience you have ever performed for.
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#355516 - 12/08/07 03:13 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Much like penis size people will tend to exxagerate this...

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#355517 - 12/08/07 03:26 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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I play in church services alot, so maybe a few hundred.
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#355518 - 12/08/07 03:29 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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The most I have played for is about 125 for a "Holiday Review" variety show at my college last November. The theatre was packed full and there were some standing folks. I played a piece I wrote for solo piano. By far my largest audience. \:\)

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#355519 - 12/08/07 05:06 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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couple of hundred... and I swore outload when I went wrong, I was so foolish back then, now I know the only mistake that matters is the one the audience hears, I think I was just disapointed of myself, rather than what people thought!

Cheers!

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#355520 - 12/08/07 05:18 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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In a church setting, probably between 400-500. In a concert setting, probably around 200-250.
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#355521 - 12/08/07 05:19 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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couple of hundred... and I swore outload when I went wrong, I was so foolish back then, now I know the only mistake that matters is the one the audience hears, I think I was just disapointed of myself, rather than what people thought!

Cheers!

C H O P I N [/b]
That is so funny, did you say the f word? Was it loud? Did everyone hear it and gasp?

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#355522 - 12/08/07 05:25 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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As a pianist, no more than 100 or so, and that as an accompanist for a singer.

But as a singer--I used to sing the national anthem for graduation events at the University of Minnesota--the numbers are astonomical. For the College of Liberal Arts, I'd say ten thousand.

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#355523 - 12/08/07 05:40 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
C H O P I N Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by NikolaTesla:
 Quote:
Originally posted by C H O P I N:
couple of hundred... and I swore outload when I went wrong, I was so foolish back then, now I know the only mistake that matters is the one the audience hears, I think I was just disapointed of myself, rather than what people thought!

Cheers!

C H O P I N [/b]
That is so funny, did you say the f word? Was it loud? Did everyone hear it and gasp? [/b]
T'was the "S word" and it was outload, with a board of governers from my school watching.... most of the hall heard, but no one really mentioned it after, just some girl was laughing at the time.... was embarassing, but amusing

C H O P I N

PS, I added a whole new twist to Fur Elise.... \:D im not built for public performing
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#355524 - 12/08/07 05:50 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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I'd say like 70 but not anyway near 100.

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#355525 - 12/08/07 06:07 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Hmmm.. around 800-900 would be the largest (in a church setting). For other settings, probably not more than 300-500.

Ed
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#355526 - 12/08/07 06:49 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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30,000.

I've also done TV, radio, and film work - which doesn't quite 'count'. \:\)
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#355527 - 12/08/07 07:06 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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concert around 500. Church 0 (I don't even go to church) and night work (00:00-04:00) more than 500 probably and overnight more than 1000 (I played the keyboards and sang a bit)

My website gets lots of traffic really and plenty of hits, but don't think this counts, does it?
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#355528 - 12/08/07 07:32 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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about 300... for my highschool....

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#355529 - 12/08/07 08:41 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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For a solo recital, probably around 100-120 people. As a member of an ensemble, around 800-900.

But how about this for a minimum - I did a concert for ZERO people. I was playing with friends at a jazz club and we were having fun, so we kept playing for an hour or so after all the people went home.

I accompanied a recital a week ago that was attended by less than 15 people.
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#355530 - 12/08/07 10:53 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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For solo, about 380-400.

Chamber music/ensemble/orchestral piano about 2-3k.

I actually get very nervous performing for small groups or in small places. Studio class was, is, and always will be the hardest place to perform in the WORLD.
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#355531 - 12/09/07 12:40 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
Loki Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Brendan:
Studio class was, is, and always will be the hardest place to perform in the WORLD. [/b]
Is it because the audiences are generally more educated about the music in studio classes?
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#355532 - 12/09/07 07:00 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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At my first ever concert there were 650 people in the audience and it was terrifying!

The next few had a maximum of about 50 and in those cases, the audience were mostly made up of my university friends so it wasn't so bad!
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#355533 - 12/09/07 08:47 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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playing the piano - about 900 when I played Rhapsody in Blue in high school. Presenting - about 7000 during a keynote at a large IT conference.

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#355534 - 12/10/07 10:35 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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probally about 300 at an awards night with school
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#355535 - 12/11/07 05:33 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Solo piano - 80
Other - 400

Both in church-related functions.
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#355536 - 12/11/07 11:36 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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maybe 900 in a packed church on Christmas eve.
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#355537 - 12/11/07 11:44 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Around 1,000 people maybe less, but it wasn't only my concert, I played as part of the music school concert. There were couple of us performing. ;\)

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#355538 - 12/11/07 05:00 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
LiszThalberg Offline
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Eeeeks! I'll be playing a little bit in my schools Christmas concert tonight.

Before I left, the principle informs me that over 600 will be there tonight! :rolleyes:

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#355539 - 12/11/07 06:17 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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I have played for audiences up to about 600 or so people.

Tonight I will be giving a concert in front of around 800, or that is estimated.

It won't be a solo concert, though. I'll be a soloist in a concerto.
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#355540 - 12/12/07 04:16 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Does it make any difference if there are 20 people ot 2000? I agree that the smaller the group the more nerves - after all the setting seems more intimate and people are more likely to be listening. In a hall of 2000 people, how many are really listening to you, or can hear you properly?

Don't get me wrong - I've been to concerts of >1000 people where you can hear a pin drop and cut the tension with a knife, but 2000 people is a crowd, 20 is a bunch of indviduals.
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#355541 - 12/13/07 03:17 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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like maybe just under a hundred...it was a guitar performance tho.. \:D
piano prob like 30...i had to stop cause i was shaking so much ..man it sucked...
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#355542 - 12/13/07 03:37 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Our two dogs... and only one of them stayed until the end of my three-piece-repertoire performance :rolleyes:

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#355543 - 12/14/07 03:20 AM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Hi,
44,000 at Washington Park in Denver Colorado with the Denver Symphony. It was quite a thrill I thought that couldn't be topped until 90,000 showed up for a Bruce Willis gig in Montreal. Large crowds have always been less stress for me than very small ones because at a very small gig the people who have heard you practicing all the songs are usually there counting your mistakes.
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#355544 - 12/14/07 12:22 PM Re: Whats the biggest audience you have ever performed for?
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Registered: 12/12/07
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Loc: Vancouver
600 hundred people was my maximum

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