You may have heard of terms like orchestra concert, symphony orchestra, or even chamber orchestra. What exactly is an orchestra anyway? In simple words, an orchestra is an ensemble of musicians, who play together for a show. If you have never attended an orchestra, knowing the basics always comes in handy. In this post, we are discussing more on orchestra sections, norms and rules, and more.
Types of orchestra
There are two kinds of orchestras – symphony and chamber. In case of chamber orchestra, there are usually less than 50 musicians, and often the focus is more on strings. On the other hand, symphony orchestras are huge, featuring as many as 100 or more musicians. There are four distinct instrument categories in symphony orchestra – woodwinds, percussion, brass, and strings. The coming together of all these musicians makes a symphony worth the experience. Note that when an orchestra is huge enough to play a symphony, it is called a symphony orchestra.
Attending an orchestra
Finally, have fun. Symphony concerts are incredibly fun, even when you don’t know much about classical music. Just sit back and relax. You will be rather surprised how these musicians come together to make magic happen on stage with just a set of instruments.