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Difference between rock band and symphony orchestra?

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February 16, 2008 3:42AM

Well, size is a difference. Usually rock bands have about 4-7 people, but orchestras can have over 50-100 people. Rock bands are relatively modern, orchestras have been around for hundreds of years. Rock bands usually play more modern, upbeat, and loud music. Orchestras play music that dates back 200 hundred years. It can be slow, fast, loud, quiet. Rock band's concerts are very informal. People stand up and cheer during performances. But in an orchestra concert, everyone remains seated and absoluetly silent.