chamber music


: music and especially instrumental ensemble music intended for performance in a private room or small auditorium and usually having one performer for each part

Examples of chamber music in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Head to Washington’s San Juan Islands to dabble in sea kayaking and orca spotting, or get dolled up for an evening of fine dining and chamber music on Amelia Island in Florida. Lila Harron Battis, Travel + Leisure, 9 July 2024 The annual Summerfest will kick off its four weekends of chamber music concerts, 7:30 p.m. July 6, White Recital Hall, and 3 p.m. July 7, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church ($10-$28). Dan Kelly, Kansas City Star, 3 July 2024 Portuguese violinist Carlos Damas and Italian pianist Mauro Dilema will perform Portuguese chamber music at 3 p.m. at Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, 1375 E. Santa Clara St. Sal Pizarro, The Mercury News, 15 June 2024 The annual Connecticut Summerfest is an opportunity for the composers, most of whom are still in their 20s, to hear their new works played for the first time by skilled chamber music ensembles before appreciative audiences at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School. Christopher Arnott, Hartford Courant, 2 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for chamber music 

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Word History

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chamber music was in 1615

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“Chamber music.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

chamber music

: instrumental music to be performed by a few musicians in a room or small hall

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