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    Orchestra

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    An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble that contains sections of string‚ brass‚ woodwind‚ and percussion instruments. The term orchestra derives from the Greek ορχήστρα‚ the name for the area in front of an ancient Greek stage reserved for the Greek chorus.[1] The orchestra grew by accretion throughout the 18th and 19th centuries‚ but changed very little in composition during the course of the 20th century. A smaller-sized orchestra for this time period (of about fifty musicians or fewer)

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    began to replace them. Even though the violin family began to replace the viol family‚ the bass viol‚ more commonly known as the contrabass or double bass‚ was still used. Throughout this time period‚ the cores of the ensembles were string orchestras(5)‚ orchestras consisting of only string

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    Orpheus Orchestra

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    Rotating Leaders: Orpheus Orchestra The Orpheus Orchestra is a unique full function‚ Grammy winning‚ twenty eight (28) member‚ Orchestra. Orpheus is considered unique because it is comprised of world class musicians who perform and practice without a conductor. Because of this fact Orpheus has been described as being leaderless‚ but this is not the case as each member is a leader and is given the opportunity to contribute to the innovation and creativity of the Orchestra. This type of structure

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    Orchestra Concert

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    I was unable to attend either of the two symphony orchestra concerts this semester due to my busy schedule as a rugby player‚ however‚ I had attended a symphony orchestra concert last Fall semester with my girlfriend for her St. Josephs College music class at the Stony Brook University Staller Center. I was hesitant to use this experience as it was slightly over a year ago and I fear that I may have forgotten certain important details. I can still remember certain key elements from the concert

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    Symphony Orchestra

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    I have never been personally a fan of the romantic orchestra music but going to listen to a concert live is breathtaking. I attended the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra‚ Masterpieces concert with music director Fouad Fakhouri performing Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No.1 in D major. There was a full stage of musicians and a complete choir to back it up. The first half of the performance was a complete orchestra of woodwinds‚ strings‚ drums‚ brass‚ excreta and a

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    Band vs. Orchestra

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    Band vs. Orchestra When you hear the word “orchestra‚” you typically think of the “Trans-Siberian Orchestra‚” or the “New York Philharmonic‚” but when you hear “concert band‚” what comes to mind? Maybe‚ you think of a marching band you once saw at halftime on your Sunday game or the high school band that played the boring‚ dragging tune at your graduation ceremony. Although the two ensembles are closely related‚ the main difference in the two orchestras is instrumentation. A concert band‚ unlike

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    In the Coachella Valley‚ this encouragement comes in the form of the Valley Strings Community Orchestra. Within the orchestra‚ musicians of all ages and skill levels have the opportunity to practice and perform together. Each performance is a uniquely spectacular experience‚ so I would like to welcome musicians and future audience members to join the fun. Having spent three years in the community orchestra‚ I have been able to explore everything that it has to offer. That said‚ what it has to offer

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    sydney symphony orchestra

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    The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Established in 1932‚ The Sydney Symphony Ochestra (SSO) is a full ninety-member Orchestra based in Sydney. The SSO have enjoyed good profitability in recent years through both strong government support and high concert attendance. However‚ the music industry they operate in has a constantly changing external environment making future profitability a frequently asked question. This essay seeks to predict the future profitability of SSO within this competitive environment

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    The University Of North Texas College Of Music presents: UNT Concert Orchestra I went to the UNT Concert Orchestra on Wednesday‚ October 3rd‚ 2012. It was held in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center at 8:00 pm. The Concert was led by Conductor Clay Couturiaux and featured soloist Christopher Deane‚ who played the Marimba. The first piece was Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky‚ Op. 35a (1894) by Anton Arensky (1861-1906). The piece was written in 1894‚ in tribute to Pyotr

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    Orchestra Concert Essay

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    was performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra had performed Shostakovich’s “Symphony NO. 7‚ Leningrad” from the Romantic era. The orchestra was a large ensemble (1) containing various instruments that contributed to the overall sound of the piece. Since the orchestra was a large ensemble‚ just like the instrumentation common in the Romantic era‚ the orchestra was able to perform in a lively‚ vigorous manner‚ probably vivace (2). The orchestra performed tutti (3)‚ in which all of the

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