chamber orchestra

noun

Definition of chamber orchestra

: a small orchestra usually with one player for each part

Examples of chamber orchestra in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fronting the screen is a large stage that can accommodate a chamber orchestra for live music. Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2021 The show, from director Zack Winokur and music director Thomas Bartlett, employed a minimalist set, a chamber orchestra, some fabulous fashions and the bottomless (so to speak) talents of its two stars to persuade high and low to become BFFs. Washington Post, 8 Dec. 2021 The free event will feature music ensembles, a handbell ensemble, and a chamber orchestra. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, 19 Nov. 2021 The show will feature music from across the globe, including both a cappella and chamber orchestra pieces. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 28 Nov. 2021 White Juju is made up of six new works for a jazz quintet and chamber orchestra. Joanne Shurvell, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 The result was a season of works performed by chamber orchestra forces — 40 or 50 musicians — widely spaced on an extended Meyerson Symphony Center stage. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2021 The large orchestra went to a much smaller group called a chamber orchestra. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 7 July 2021 Smaller than a modern symphony orchestra, but larger — especially in the low end — than a typical chamber orchestra. San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of chamber orchestra

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chamber orchestra was in 1880

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24 Dec 2021

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“Chamber orchestra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chamber%20orchestra. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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chamber orchestra

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chamber orchestra

: a small group of musicians who play classical music together

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