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  • n. Plural form of orchestra.


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  • "The whole concept of bringing back composers to be involved with the big orchestras is something I'm really happy to see," Mr. Lindberg said in mostly fluent English by phone last week.

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  • When musicians started auditioning behind curtains, the number of women in orchestras skyrocketed.

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  • There are lots of semi-irrelevant factors going into judging talent: the proportion of women in orchestras skyrocketed after they began using blinds in auditions, so the appearance of the person was not a factor.

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  • He has a whistle-it is a musical affair, such as they have in orchestras sometimes.

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  • “But men still predominate in orchestras, and the testosterone level rises with the string instrument’s size.”

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  • The stages are the largest, the orchestras are the biggest, the costumes are scaled up accommodate a minimum of 30 feet viewing point, the voices perform the most difficult vocal stunts, and the tickets, in general are the most expensive...

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  • I am used to referencing conductors by their last names, or calling them 'maestro,' which is standard practice in orchestras.

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  • Q: Bringing in the big-name orchestras - including the Vienna Phil, which hadn't been in the Bay Area in more than 20 years - has been one of your signature projects.

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  • A panel of professional judges drawn from the New York Philharmonic, London Symphony and San Francisco Symphony, among other big-name orchestras, pared the entries down to 200 finalists. - Home Page

  • Directing from an incomplete score is, of course, extremely unsatisfactory from the musician's standpoint, but the necessity of doing it has this advantage, _viz. _, that many persons who have charge of small "orchestras" of this type would be utterly unable to follow a full score, and might therefore be discouraged from organizing the group at all.

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