symphony orchestra


Definition of symphony orchestra

: a large orchestra of winds, strings, and percussion that plays symphonic works

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Examples of symphony orchestra in a Sentence

She's a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. plays oboe in the local symphony orchestra
Recent Examples on the Web Produced by Live Nation Urban and Jesse Collins Entertainment, the musical celebration will also have an all-Black symphony orchestra, the Re-Collective Orchestra, performing for the first time at the iconic L.A. venue. Safire R. Sostre, Essence, 16 June 2022 In addition to public art projects like murals, the money goes to the local symphony orchestra, two theater companies, a children’s museum and a botanical garden, among other arts entities. Regina Cole, Forbes, 28 May 2022 But for an artist who is as comfortable leading a symphony orchestra as he is seated bare-chested on a concert stage and using his body as a percussion instrument, anything seems within reach for Steven Schick. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2022 It’s a center of jazz going back 100 years, and it's known for having a great symphony orchestra. Alessandro Corona, The Enquirer, 7 June 2022 In the 1930s, he was heard by millions of radio listeners as the musical director and a frequent soloist with CBS’s symphony orchestra. New York Times, 11 May 2022 Alongside a symphony orchestra, the band will play four nights in July at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas. Marisa Whitaker, SPIN, 26 Apr. 2022 During one musical sketch, cast member Mikey Day played a stuffy conductor of a symphony orchestra in need of a flutist. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 17 Apr. 2022 Creators with wide-ranging experiences and training are encouraged, but applicants must have the ability to compose for a symphony orchestra or be willing to partner with other creators with those skills. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of symphony orchestra

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of symphony orchestra was circa 1881

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21 Jun 2022

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“Symphony orchestra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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