What distinguishes a symphony concert from a chamber one - Russian Music Seasons

What distinguishes a symphony concert from a chamber one


The orchestra is a group of musicians who play on different instruments. There is a large number of varieties of the orchestra. Today, chamber and symphony orchestras are especially common. Most people think that there is not much difference. However every kind of an orchestra has a number of features that affect the sound of music.

Differences between symphonic music and chamber music

Each kind of an orchestra performs certain type of musical compositions. Due to some features, the chamber orchestra simply will not be able to reproduce symphonic music. So, there are several differences between these orchestras:

-The number of musicians. The symphony orchestra is up to 100 people, each of which additionally consists in a group of instruments. The chamber orchestra can number up to 20 musicians, each of them playing his/her own part.

-Orchestration. Depending on the type of an orchestra, the score is different, in which groups of instruments and their parts are indicated.

-Conducting. The performance of some works by a chamber orchestra does not require the participation of a conductor, the symphony can not be imagined without an experienced, professional conductor.

-Composition. The symphony orchestra is practically represented by all groups of instruments, which allows to achieve powerful and dynamic sound.

Each of the above aspects is taken into account when drafting the program for various events. Our company specializes in organizing chamber concerts of classical music. Performances of the symphony orchestra in St. Petersburg will give an unforgettable impression of listening to popular as well as less-known compositions of famous composers. For more information, please contact us via phone or by email.

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