concert

Definitions

  • AT A SMOKING CONCERT
    AT A SMOKING CONCERT
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v concert settle by agreement "concert one's differences"
    • v concert contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
    • n concert a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Singer Alice Cooper once had a live chicken thrown at him during a concert in Toronto. He threw the chicken back at the crowd and all the publicity surrounding the incident skyrocketed his singing career
    • Concert A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part. "Visit by night your lady's chamber window
      With some sweet concert ."
      "And boding screech owls make the concert full."
    • Concert Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action. "All these discontents, how ruinous soever, have arisen from the want of a due communication and concert ."
    • Concert Musical accordance or harmony; concord. "Let us in concert to the season sing."
    • v. i Concert To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans. "The ministers of Denmark were appointed to concert with Talbot."
    • Concert To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation. "It was concerted to begin the siege in March."
    • Concert To plan; to devise; to arrange. "A commander had more trouble to concert his defense before the people than to plan . . . the campaign."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Greene, New York, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks when a concert is on.
    • concert To contrive and arrange mutually; construct or adjust, as a plan or system to be pursued, by conference or agreement.
    • concert To plan; devise.
    • concert In music, to arrange (a piece of music) for several voices or instruments.
    • concert [From the noun concert.] To sing in concert.
    • concert To act in concert: with with.
    • n concert Agreement of two or more in a design or plan; combination formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme or enterprise; harmony.
    • n concert In music: A set of instruments of the same kind, but of different sizes: as, a concert of viols. Also consort.
    • n concert A public performance of music in which several singers or instrumentalists, or both, participate; especially, one in which the program consists of detached numbers: also applied to the performance of an oratorio, but not of an opera.
    • n concert The harmonious combination of two or more voices or instruments.
    • n concert A concerto.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: L.L. Cool J is the only rap star to have performed at a presidential inaugural concert. He performed at Bill Clinton's gala in 1993.
    • n Concert kon′sėrt union or agreement in any undertaking: harmony: musical harmony: a musical entertainment
    • v.t Concert to frame or devise together: to arrange, adjust
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Quotations

  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people.”
  • Stephen Sondheim
    Stephen Sondheim
    “The concerts you enjoy together neighbors you annoy together children you destroy together that make marriage a joy”
  • Yoko Ono
    Yoko Ono
    “All my concerts had no sounds in them; they were completely silent. People had to make up their own music in their minds!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. concerter, It. concertare, conertare, prob. from L. consertus, p. p. of conserere, to join together; con-, + serere, to join together, influenced by concertare, to contend; con-, + centare, to strive; properly, to try to decide; fr. cernere, to distinguish. See Series, and cf. Concern
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. concerter—It. concertāre, to sing in concert.

Usage

In literature:

From the end of August to the end of October we have Sir Henry Wood's Promenade Concerts.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
They had a very delightful chat, and were charmed with the leader of the children's concert.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Four years later he came to Boston, writing, teaching, and giving occasional concerts.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
And you will tell him to answer her letter at once, won't you, because there's only a week now to our Concert.
"The Melting-Pot" by Israel Zangwill
Roger went to his parents, who were in the library of the mansion, and spoke about the band concert.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
We had a few extempore concerts in one of the middies' berths.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
I can't go home with you after the concert.
"Stanford Stories" by Charles K. Field
The concert came off in the evening and was a pronounced success.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Her first concert took place on the 10th, the receipts therefrom amounting to $20,000.
"The International Monthly, Volume 2, No. 4, March, 1851" by Various
This was exemplified in the case of the concert.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
Several concerts were arranged and held on or near the well-decks.
"The 28th: A Record of War Service in the Australian Imperial Force, 1915-19, Vol. I" by Herbert Brayley Collett
When the concert was over he went down to the square, and leaned up against the wall of one of the houses.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Afterwards, having a beautiful voice, she became a concert singer.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
The great Jenny Lind, long after her voice had lost its quality, continued to sing in oratorio and concert.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
President Adams in his first message gave opportunity for concerted opposition.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
My concerts are usually about one hour in length, although I sometimes play encores for some time after the concert.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
He had a seat every day at her table, and assisted in the direction of her concerts.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
To several gentlemen in Buffalo belongs the credit of having first brought out Miss Greenfield in the concert-room.
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter
The very evening before the assassination there was a grand court concert, at which the whole royal family was present.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
In 1708 he was court organist, and in 1714 concert-master in Weimar.
"The Standard Cantatas" by George P. Upton
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In poetry:

Her concerts are of birds and bees,
And rivers, and the glorious sea;
And holy are her revelries,
And pure her joys as thought can be.
"Anxieties and Comforts" by John Bowring
I wish my little life had been
In concert with each lowly thing,
To wander where the fields are green
And beating with the pulse of spring.
"A Wish" by Alexander Anderson
Or through the lovers' tragic fate,
Amidst infernal crash and thunder,
Tchaikovsky harrowed us to tears,
And rent the concert hall asunder.
"Music" by Boris Pasternak
The rich man's painted windows
Hide the concerts of the quality;
The poor can but share
A crack'd fiddle in the air,
Which offends all sound morality.
"Rich & Poor; or Saint & Sinner" by Thomas Love Peacock
When music with her unsought lay
Awakes the household holiday,
Or Sabbath notes in concert strong
Lift up the sacred wings of song,
I'll sing those strains with thee.
""He For God Only, She For God In Him."" by Caroline Howard Gilman
Strings and voices, hands and hearts, Alleluia!
In the concert bear your parts, Alleluia!
All that breathe, your Lord adore, Alleluia!
Praise Him, praise Him evermore!
"Praise the Lord, God's Glories Show" by Henry Francis Lyte

In news:

Indiana University's Straight No Chaser/Another Round will be the next act in the Lawrence County Concert Association's concert season.
We've all been to many a concert with a wall of the iconic Marshall amps, for some of us that was a huge part of the whole concert experience even.
The winner's artwork will be featured on the orchestra's concert posters and postcards for this year's "Gift of Music" family concert.
A pre-concert talk is at 7, the concert is at 7:30 p.m.
The Bach and Handel Chorale begins its 29th concert season with a series of Christmas Concerts.
In celebration of their 30th anniversary concert season, the concert title and theme is "Three Decades of Memories".
Led Zeppelin's Celebration Day, the concert video and album documenting the band's December 2007 reunion concert at London's O2 Arena, hit stores this week.
Outdoor summer concerts are lovely and light, but nothing quite matches the solidity, acoustics and comfort of an event held in a traditional concert venue.
Like 9/11 concert , musicians turn out for concert benefiting Hurricane Sandy victims.
Today's jam with the pop-culture world finds a benefit concert that rivals all benefit concerts , Tom Cruise, Lindsay Lohan, other things, and the mystery music video.
On Wednesday night, the "12-12-12" concert ran so long that it became the 12-13-12 concert .
To celebrate the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Entertainment Technology Press with Theatre Projects Trust has published Walt Disney Concert Hall --The Backstage Story by Patricia MacKay and Richard Pilbrow.
In its new Maier Hall Concert Series, Peninsula College offers four Tuesday evening (7 p.m.) concerts during the school year.
The concert will now be held at the Upstate Concert Hall , 1208 Route 146, Clifton Park.
To celebrate the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Entertainment Technology Press with Theatre Projects Trust has published Walt Disney Concert Hall--The Backstage Story by Patricia MacKay and Richard Pilbrow.
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In science:

These relationships are of great interest for diskwind models, especially when considered in concert with the results of Gallagher et al. (2006, Fig. 5) showing that X-ray faint quasars have weaker C IV emission lines, and C IV absorption troughs that are broader and extend to higher velocities.
AGN Outflows in Emission and Absorption: The SDSS Perspective
While the wavelength of the strongest central ‘Q’ component does not change, the ‘Q-R’ and ‘Q-P’ separations increase and decrease in concert though to different extents.
The Diffuse Interstellar Bands: A Major Problem in Astronomical Spectroscopy
Taken in concert with theoretical advances this should facilitate an extraction of spin-independent neutron polarizabilities at a precision comparable to that at which αp and βp are known. D.
Working Group Summary: Chiral Dynamics in Few-Nucleon Systems
All communities agree that a lack of comprehensive high-quality topological and traffic data is highly detrimental to the pro gress of Internet infrastructure research, cf. . A constant push for access to more and better data requires concerted efforts from all communities involved.
The Workshop on Internet Topology (WIT) Report
These findings have been crucial for th e improvement in our understanding of the Universe, but the vast amount of knowledge on our Cosmos which we have nowadays would never have been possible without the concerted effort by experimentalists and theoreticians.
Geometrical constraints on dark energy models
Belot makes a concerted effort to be more sensitive to Frisch’s position.
Frisch, Muller and Belot on an Inconsistency in Classical Electrodynamics
Daunting as it may seem, the requirement may be met by several mechanisms, working in concert, that concentrate particles relative to gas.
Forming Planetesimals in Solar and Extrasolar Nebulae
Operating in concert with the SD is a Fluorescence Detector (FD) of 24 UV telescopes .
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
This document and the need for more concerted effort led to the implementation of a working group structure and prompted the need for a world-wide ILC test beam workshop to collect and compile the requirements of most, if not all, R&D groups within the community.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
CR spatial diffusion rate and thus, in concert with uo , the CR acceleration rate (see §2.4, below).
Nonthermal Radiation from Type Ia Supernova Remnants
During outbursts, the relative strengths of these components change frequently in concert with changes in luminosity and the characteristics of the radio features (i.e., jets).
Foundations of Black Hole Accretion Disk Theory
VOEvent packets work in concert with external content such as VOTables, and rely on IVOA features such as UCDs and Vocabularies. Spatial and temporal coordinate systems and errors are to be described with STC.
IVOA Architecture
However, discoveries primarily result from surveys (e.g. discovery of very high redshift quasars from SDSS and UKIRT) and/or concerted efforts on modest-size telescopes (e.g. planets around normal stars; the discovery of the first brown dwarf ).
Cosmic Explosions (Optical Transients)
Over the years, there has been a concerted effort to test the GR theory in space .
Neutrino Velocity and the Variability of Fundamental Constants
The sub ject has obviously raised more questions than it has answered and in a concerted effort experimentalists and theorists are tackling them.
Blois V: Summary Talk
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