Orchestra A group of (usually more than 20) instruments which has bowed strings as its nucleus. To that, you may add any number or type of instruments.
Dave Matthews Band The instruments in his band include guitar, bass guitar, drums, and violin. Just because it has a violin, it is not an orchestra!
Seating plan of an Orchestra Softest instruments in front (bowed strings) Woodwinds behind Brass behind Percussion in back Loudest instruments are in the back.
Conductor Stands in front of orchestra Keeps time and keeps them together Listens to sound and shapes the music as it’s being played
Conductor The music directors of the "Big Five" orchestras of the United States each made over $1,000,000 per year, with the music director of the New York Philharmonic making the most, at $2,777,753 during the 2009-2011 season. Music directors of smaller full-time orchestras, like in Atlanta, Minnesota, St. Louis, and Baltimore made from $400,000 to $977,000 per year.
Concertmaster First chair first violin Responsible for bowings in the section Plays all passages written for solo violin Tunes up the orchestra Is expected to “stand in” for the conductor if necessary
Concertmaster The concertmaster for the Atlanta Symphony set a new all time high compensation level at $578,436. The average compensation for the Top 10 highest paid concertmasters is $418,324.