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    Cool Top 10 American Orchestras

    In your opinion. Let me know.

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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    It would be hard to pick between Ellington and Basie. The rest are just cover bands...

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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    Haha, I like Ellington and Basie. Personally, I prefer the Portsmouth Sinfonietta. They aren't American, but they have truly inspiring interpretations.

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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    I interpret the post to be about symphony orchestras? If so , here is my list in no particular order of subjective quality.
    1. Cinncinati (nephew is cellist)
    2. Boston
    3. New York Phil
    4. Philadelphia Orchestra
    5. Cleveland
    6. Detroit
    7. Chicago Symphony
    8. Atlanta
    9. Dallas
    10. Los Angeles
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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    haha yeah I was thinking more along the lines of Symphony Orchestras...

    Cincinnati eh? I don't think I've ever heard a recording of them? That's badass about your nephew though. I'm surprised you have chicago ranked so low... I know a lot of people think they're over-rated, but this NPR article claims that they're number one in America...

    Chicago Symphony Tops U.S. Orchestras : NPR

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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyC180chicago View Post
    haha yeah I was thinking more along the lines of Symphony Orchestras...

    Cincinnati eh? I don't think I've ever heard a recording of them? That's badass about your nephew though. I'm surprised you have chicago ranked so low... I know a lot of people think they're over-rated, but this NPR article claims that they're number one in America...

    Chicago Symphony Tops U.S. Orchestras : NPR
    He said in no particular order

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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    Oh. Just Kidding.

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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    I give Chicago the slightest edge over New York... but I think it probably varies every day!
    1. Chicago
    2. New York
    3. Philadelphia
    4. Cleveland
    5. Los Angeles
    6. Boston
    7. Minnesota
    8. Atlanta
    9. Dallas
    10. Cincinnati
    10. San Fransisco

    I know, I know... that's 11... but I wanted to give frisco the nod SO bad! they're the stuff.
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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    Top 10 based on what? Based on tickets sold? Recordings sold? Prestige (is that even measurable?) Musician salary? Number of performances per year? Most Musical (again, is that even measurable?) Best trumpet section? Best string section? Most guest artists?

    I would need a more clear definition of how the ranking is supposed to be done before I were to give my opinion.

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    Re: Top 10 American Orchestras

    Quote Originally Posted by Hags888 View Post
    Top 10 based on what? Based on tickets sold? Recordings sold? Prestige (is that even measurable?) Musician salary? Number of performances per year? Most Musical (again, is that even measurable?) Best trumpet section? Best string section? Most guest artists?

    I would need a more clear definition of how the ranking is supposed to be done before I were to give my opinion.
    Just pick the 10 that you like to listen to the most...based on your tastes
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