chamber orchestra

noun

Definition of chamber orchestra 

: a small orchestra usually with one player for each part

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Bach’s gripping narrative of Christ’s Passion and death gained a welcome intimacy by virtue of Glover’s employing a 26-voice chorus (prepared by William Jon Gray) and chamber orchestra of equal size. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Joan of Arc lives anew, reimagined in Amy Beth Kirsten's 'Savior'," 27 Mar. 2018 David Bilger stepped into a formidable spotlight for Christian Lindberg’s Akbank Bunka, a 2004 concerto for trumpet and chamber orchestra that draws on eclectic sources for inspiration. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, "Lahav Shani, 29, leads Philadelphia Orchestra in notable debut," 23 Mar. 2018 Boston’s premiere chamber orchestra makes an appearance in Central Park, with a typically wide-ranging program. David Allen, New York Times, "3 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 5 July 2018 At the end of the lab, a live chamber orchestra will perform each composer/director team’s original scores. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "BMI Continues Support of Sundance Institute Film Composers Program With Music & Sound Design Lab," 28 June 2018 Dressed in a suit with pink tie, pocket handkerchief and sporting long hair, Gilfry seemed a kind of oily Elmer Gantry, further oiled by Aucoin's busily ingratiating chamber orchestra accompaniment. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Walt Whitman's operatic America in 'Crossing' gets its West Coast premiere," 27 May 2018 The Knights are the latest excellent chamber orchestra to appear in Central Park, following the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and A Far Cry. New York Times, "6 Classical Music Concerts to See in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 12 July 2018 As presented in chamber orchestra guise, this late Haydn masterpiece sounded uncommonly fresh, so vividly did the conductor rethink rhythms, harmonies and gestures that would have startled audiences of Haydn’s day. John Von Rhein, chicagotribune.com, "Avi Avital's brilliant debut highlights lively, engaging CSO program," 8 June 2018 The music is composed by Joseph Martin and chamber orchestra and choir will present the program. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Union Open House emphasizes job skills, career building and job opportunities: Strong Points," 17 Mar. 2018

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1880, in the meaning defined above

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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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