The performance can be judged as excellent basing on the positive remarks and the great admiration drawn from the audience. Some of the issues that connect to the value of the Ragbirds performance thrill on account of its capacity to address the diverse needs of the audience through balance and energetic delivery of sound and instruments. The performance was long and large-scale, although this aspect did not seem to subtract from its quality and the style of performance. Parts of the symphony appeared decidedly sophisticated given the fact that they combined traditional styles with the modern influences without losing the aspect of sophistication that is usually assigned to symphonies. I have always regarded symphonies with high esteem because of the manner in which they combine various sounds and effects to build meaning and impact on people in particularly impressive ways. In this particular symphony, I was particularly moved by the expert use of preludes, postludes, and interludes to develop meaning in ways that showed the maturity of the performance and the many possibilities of style that were reflected within the performance. One of the most noticeable positive qualities of this symphony was the emotional range and the scale in which it was rendered. I found it particularly tranquil and calming, in the sense that it connected appropriately with the aesthetic tastes of the audience. At some point, I thought that the impact was something totally personal and brought out by my own sensitivities to musical aesthetics. However, as the symphony launched into the different emotional zones, I could feel large sections of the audience deeply connected, with extremely high levels of concentration. In my opinion, the months of January and February are often languid and melancholic, due to the aftermath of the high Christmas season in December. The presentation of any symphony must target, as one of its goals, the purpose of determining the aesthetic tastes of the audience in ways that connect effectively with the demands of the occasion. The audience was a mixture of ages. There were young children accompanied by their parents or guardians. There were also some couples either married or dating while many other people appeared single and seemed to connect very well with the performance and the situation nevertheless. At first, the younger children appeared to be somewhat disconnected from the details of the symphony, but gradually built interest as the soothing aspect of the harmonics began to take effect. The composition was appropriately matched with the length of the performance in a way that captured the diverse tastes of the audience. In a significant way, the symphony represented the coming of age of the various aspects of composition that connected the influences of tradition and modernity in a seamless continuum. On the 18th of January, I attended a second concert by the Big Boss Blues Band, which was performed in Bell’s Brewery. The group hails from Michigan and performs in electrifying live performances that kept the tempo and pace of the jolly mood in the auditorium. Much of their performance ranged from various songs and genres that reflected the level of flexibility by which this group generally performs. I was very pleased with the kind of energy that they presented on stage and the manner in which they mixed the different songs in a very harmonious way.