chamber orchestra

noun

Definition of chamber orchestra

: a small orchestra usually with one player for each part

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On Thursday, the professional chamber orchestra announced the appointment to the podium of Amit Peled, an Israeli-American cellist who made his debut with the group last spring. Zachary Lewis, cleveland.com, "CityMusic Cleveland appoints cellist-conductor Amit Peled music director," 25 July 2019 It was created by Reiner for musicians that want a smaller chamber orchestra experience and is operated through the Poway Adult School. Emily Sorensen, Pomerado News, "Poway Symphonette members return from summer Austrian tour," 25 July 2019 The Spanish composer’s earlier 1915 chamber orchestra version had been commissioned by a flamenco dancer and included spoken dialogue as well as songs for a cantaora voice, or gypsy singer. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Review: L.A. Phil’s newly promoted Bortolameolli casts a flamenco spell at the Bowl," 12 July 2019 MainStage Academy, the chamber orchestra, Studio One and TTP Academy will also offer short performances throughout the evening on the OAC’s Main Stage. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Oconomowoc Arts Center celebrates a new season with a community open house," 1 July 2019 With minimal rehearsal, the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra plays as well as the best chamber orchestras. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Mainly Mozart thrills with a rare Mozart cantata and a well-known violinist," 16 June 2019 Her mastery of rhythmic pulse, of natural melody that sounds less composed than plucked from the air, and imaginative vocal and instrumental character from the chamber orchestra provide a remarkable degree of communicability. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Review: ‘Atlas’ needs no words to astonish as the L.A. Phil wraps its centennial season," 12 June 2019 The Balboa Theatre is probably the best place downtown to experience a chamber orchestra. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Pianist Jeremy Denk adds joyful spontaneity to Mozart concerto in wonderful collaboration with Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra," 9 June 2019 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

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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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