/ ˈtʃeɪmbər ˈɔːrkəstrə /
Množina reči chamber orchestra je chamber orchestras.
Small orchestra; usually plays classical music.
Small orchestra, consisting of about 25 players. This was the standard orchestral size until the 19th century, when expanding wind sections, followed by a compensatory increase in the number of string players, increased the proportions to the size of the modern symphony orchestra. During the 20th century the chamber orchestra has once again become fashionable, partly as a reaction against the Romantic legacy of Wagner (which included the use of large-scale instrumental forces), partly as a result of economic conditions, and partly as a result of the authenticity movement and the interest in early music. Famous chamber orchestras include the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.