chamber orchestra


Definition of chamber orchestra

: a small orchestra usually with one player for each part

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Recent Examples on the Web Conlon recorded a chamber orchestra, masked, well-distanced and otherwise protected, in Colburn’s largest rehearsal room. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, "Review: At L.A. and Long Beach operas, the pandemic gives young talent a spotlight," 16 Nov. 2020 The cameras weaved between a small cast of singers and a baroque chamber orchestra, linking the two more closely than even a live performance could do. Howard Reich,, "Review: Haymarket Opera launches 10th season on film with ‘Acis and Galatea’," 31 Oct. 2020 Cuatro Puntos, Hartford based chamber orchestra is a full year artist resident, performing and broadcasting from the Connor Chapel of Our Lady on the USJ campus., "Community News For The West Hartford Edition," 24 Sep. 2020 To honor the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote and some of Palm Beach County’s influential women and organizations in philanthropy, The Symphonia, South Florida’s chamber orchestra, is organizing a virtual celebration. Kari Barnett,, "‘A Symphony of Voices’ will honor women in philanthropy," 18 Aug. 2020 These autumn concerts will feature smaller, chamber orchestra performances (including works by Mozart, Haydn, and John Adams) performed by The Cleveland Orchestra safely spaced onstage. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, "Donate your used computer to help a kid: Talk of the Towns," 14 Aug. 2020 The chamber orchestra pointed fans to its livestreaming of past performances. Jenna Ross, Star Tribune, "St. Paul Chamber Orchestra cancels all concerts for the rest of the year," 6 Aug. 2020 In Emma, his music will be performed by a chamber orchestra of four. Andrea Simakis, cleveland, "Great Lakes Theater’s 2020-21 season to feature melody and mystery with Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ (the musical!) and Agatha Christie whodunnit ‘Black Coffee.’," 2 Feb. 2020 BlueWater Chamber Orchestra: Conductor Daniel Meyer embarks on his first full season as music director of this creative, professional chamber orchestra. Zachary Lewis,, "Don’t be bored! Cleveland teems with vocal, chamber, and orchestral music in 2019-20," 13 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of chamber orchestra

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Chamber orchestra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chamber orchestra

: a small group of musicians who play classical music together

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