- the space reserved for the musicians, usually the front part of the main floor (orchestra pit ).
- the entire main-floor space for spectators.
- the parquet.
BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!
Origin of orchestra
Words nearby orchestra
Example sentences from the Web for orchestra
As a director, you’re essentially a conductor of an orchestra.How Making a Film Led Isabel Sandoval to Come Out as Trans|Eugene Robinson|October 20, 2020|Ozy
In school, I was involved in the orchestra as the band, the marching band.Lenny Kravitz on Life, Love and the Pursuit of Music|Sean Braswell|October 17, 2020|Ozy
New York Philharmonic horn player Leelanee Sterrett says that every orchestra member brings “a different interpretation to their parts each time.”
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.
It doesn’t donate to the city’s vaunted orchestra, and isn’t a member of the region’s chamber of commerce.The Big Corporate Rescue and the America That’s Too Small to Save|by Lydia DePillis, Justin Elliott and Paul Kiel|September 12, 2020|ProPublica
People scream, the orchestra stops playing, and the stage manager whisks the diva into the wings.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation|Nick Tabor|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.How to Save Silent Movies: Inside New Jersey’s Cinema Paradiso|Rich Goldstein|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The orchestra played his theme and an army announcer introduced him as the Number One ventriloquist in the world.The Second Voice|Mann Rubin
When the fatal date arrived, the Bey summoned the leader of the orchestra before him.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets|Francis Miltoun
Of his compositions there remain four suites for orchestra, some small pieces for cembalo and some chorale arrangements.Bach|Charles Francis Abdy Williams
The orchestra began to fill up and there was much chattering and noise.Old Fogy|James Huneker
The orchestra (gamelan) consists of wind, string and percussion instruments, the latter being in preponderancy to the other two.
British Dictionary definitions for orchestra
Derived forms of orchestraorchestral (ɔːˈkɛstrəl), adjectiveorchestrally, adverb
Word Origin for orchestra
Cultural definitions for orchestra
A group of musicians who play together on a variety of instruments, which usually come from all four instrument families — brass, percussion, strings, and woodwinds. A typical symphony orchestra is made up of more than ninety musicians. Most orchestras, unlike chamber music groups, have more than one musician playing each musical part.