orchestra orchestra  /ˈɔr kə strə/


  1. (n) a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players
  2. (n) seating on the main floor in a theater

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  1. For 20 years, a Chicago orchestra has held weekly rehearsals, given public concerts.
  2. Daniel Barenboim's youth orchestra brings together Arab and Israeli musicians.
  3. New York Philharmonic Music Director Lorin Maazel directs the orchestra during a performance in Pyongyang, North Korea on February 26, 2008.


  1. Orchestra of the League of Composers Takes On a Challenge

    The Orchestra of the League of Composers/I.S.C.M. performed two world premieres as part of its Monday program at the Miller Theater.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Community orchestra holding free summer concert Tuesday evening

    The Lake Area Community Orchestra will stage one of its free summer concerts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Lake Sun Leader

  3. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Kicks Off Summer Season with Annual Star-Spangled Spectacular at Oregon Ridge, July 3 & 4

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will kick off its summer season and the region’s Independence Day celebrations with its annual Star-Spangled Spectacular, conducted by Maestro Robert Bernhardt on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 at 8 p.m. at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland. (PRWeb June 18, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10845547.htm
    on June 19, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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  1. "Bigeard was personally fearless, tactically brilliant, and an intuitive master of terrain, who could conduct a battle by map and radio like the conductor of an orchestra. He inspired the absolute loyalty of his officers and men," said Windrow,...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Martin Windrow Source: The Associated Press

  2. "It's not a communicative device. It simply is programmed to do a sense of gestures," said Leonard Slatkin, the orchestra's musical director. "If the orchestra decides to go faster, there's nothing the robot can do about it. Hopefully, I keep...
    on May 13, 2008 By: Leonard Slatkin Source: FOXNews

  3. "(We) did it at Carnegie Hall in New York," MacFarlane said, "and it was kind of an experimental crap shoot, and it went so well over there that we decided to do it out here for the Center Theatre Group in LA, with a big, 40-piece orchestra."
    on May 12, 2008 By: Seth MacFarlane Source: Washington Post

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