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As a director, you’re essentially a conductor of an orchestra.

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In school, I was involved in the orchestra as the band, the marching band.

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Though the pandemic has put all orchestras, the Philharmonic included, in a perilous position, it has also highlighted how such institutions might rethink the conventions of classical music.

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New York Philharmonic horn player Leelanee Sterrett says that every orchestra member brings “a different interpretation to their parts each time.”

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It doesn’t donate to the city’s vaunted orchestra, and isn’t a member of the region’s chamber of commerce.

People scream, the orchestra stops playing, and the stage manager whisks the diva into the wings.

Since the arrival of Chorus Master Donald Palumbo, the Met chorus now commands that same level of excellence as the orchestra.

She could no longer go to the orchestra; she was confined to a wheelchair.

Orchestra seats cost $100; mezzanine is $75; and balcony, $50.

The organ itself is part of the show, as it can rise or drop independent of the orchestra pit.

I asked of Kellermann, who sat next, "and how is it one finds such an orchestra in such a place?"

Why should not Aristide, past master in drumming, find an honourable position in the orchestra of the Tournée Gulland?

Mrs. S. said she was familiar with it from having heard Thomas's orchestra play it in New York.

But the quiet old town, with its musical name and its great orchestra, will long remain in my memory.

So he took my copy and played the orchestra part which is indicated above the piano part, and I played without notes.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to orchestra, such as: band, ensemble, group, and sinfonietta.

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