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Concert Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    concert n : a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging v
  1. contrive (a plan) by mutual agreement
  2. settle by agreement; "concert one's differences"
Concert Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Concert \Con*cert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Concerted; p. pr. & vb. n. Concerting.] [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.]
  1. To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation. It was concerted to begin the siege in March. --Bp. Burnet.
  2. To plan; to devise; to arrange. A commander had more trouble to concert his defense before the people than to plan . . . the campaign. --Burke.
Concert Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Concert \Con*cert"\, v. i. To act in harmony or conjunction; to form combined plans. The ministers of Denmark were appointed to concert with Talbot. --Bp. Burnet
Concert Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Concert \Con"cert\ (k[o^]n"s[~e]rt), n. [F. concert, It. concerto, conserto, fr. concertare. See Concert, v. t.]
  1. 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. --Swift.
  2. Musical accordance or harmony; concord. Let us in concert to the season sing. --Cowper.
  3. A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part. Visit by night your lady's chamber window With some sweet concert. --Shak. And boding screech owls make the concert full. --Shak. Concert pitch. See under Pitch.
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A concert is a live performance (typically of music) before an audience. The performance may be by a single musician, sometimes then called a recital, or by a musical ensemble, such as an orchestra, a choir, or a musical band. Concerts are held in a wide variety and size of settings, from private houses and small nightclubs, dedicated concert halls, entertainment centres and parks to large multipurpose buildings, and even sports stadia. Indoor concerts held in the largest venues are sometimes called arena concerts. Regardless of the venue, musicians usually perform on a stage. Before recorded music, concerts would provide the only opportunity one would generally have to hear musicians play. Informal names for a concert include "show" and "gig".

The nature of a concert will vary by musical genre and the individual performers. Concerts by a small jazz combo or small bluegrass band may have the same order of program, mood, and volume, but vary in music and dress. In a similar way, a particular musician, band, or genre of music might attract concert attendees with similar dress, hairstyle, and behavior. For example, the hippies of the 60s often toted long hair (sometimes in dread lock form), sandals and inexpensive clothing made of natural fibers. The regular attendees to a concert venue might also have a recognizable style, comprising that venue's "scene".

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