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Devoted to music (chiefly used in the names of orchestras):‘the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra’
- ‘First, a musical overture with a philharmonic orchestra numbering around 60 musicians, and then 36 dancers, les Rexgirls, came on stage.’
- ‘The incredible score and music that adds so much atmosphere was provided by Michael Giacchino and the LA philharmonic orchestra.’
- ‘Venezuelan Victor Hugo won a competition at the tender age of 12 to perform in a philharmonic choir.’
- ‘The introductory song was a philharmonic piece, featuring a full orchestra together with choral accompaniment.’
- ‘Central to all this choral music were the philharmonic societies that sprang up in most major cities around Europe.’
- ‘Under general director Sami Caner, the parent center also sponsors a chamber orchestra and a full-scale philharmonic orchestra.’
- ‘She played second violin in a philharmonic orchestra that happened to be visiting my town.’
- ‘It also has a philharmonic orchestra and a host of annual folk music festivals held in different cities.’
- ‘I played with the New York philharmonic orchestra.’
- ‘Three weeks ago, I was playing with the philharmonic orchestra in Rotterdam!’
- ‘He was recently invited to perform with the youth philharmonic orchestra, but declined in order to continue touring with the family.’
- ‘From the classical to pantomime, from light operatic to sacred music, philharmonic orchestras to brass bands, musicals to pop, week by week Bolton displays its culture.’
Mid 18th century: from French philharmonique, from Italian filarmonico loving harmony (see phil-, harmonic).
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