American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A symphony that is shorter than usual or that calls for fewer than the usual number of instruments.
- n. A small symphony orchestra, especially one consisting of stringed instruments only.
- Either: (Wiktionary)
- Italian, diminutive of sinfonia, sinfonia; see sinfonia. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mr. Stowe, the retired rowing coach and Olympian, points to "churches, the sinfonietta [a local orchestra that's been performing around town for decades], an arts center" -- all of which help create "a regular community, not just a tourist trap," he says.”
“We've had this idea for 15 years," says Christophe Chagnard, music director for the sinfonietta.”
“The two Tacoma concerts explore these connections, with late Mozart works such as the overture to "Don Giovanni" and the furiously virtuosic "Haffner" symphony played by the sinfonietta, and mid-career Beethoven icons such as the "Emperor" piano concerto and the Symphony No. 5 played by the symphony.”
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“Tacoma Symphony audiences "who've never heard the sinfonietta," he said, "might go to find out what it's about and vice versa.”
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