Ranking of the Orchestra in the States?

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Ranking of the Orchestra in the States?

Postby lorlinda » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:52 pm

Hi, I am just wondering if there's any objective ranking about all the orchestra in the US...like they do that for grad schools? Since I always hear "top 5" or smth like that when they advertise their tour for some orchestra...

Well, if not, maybe talk about your favorite? :wink:
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Postby Shapley » Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:41 am

lorlinda,

Welcome to the B.com BB!

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Postby Serenity » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:02 pm

Lorlinda, I was able to find the following ranking:

http://www.artsjournal.com/adaptistrati ... ings.shtml

The rankings was made in the fall of 2004 and there is a link for the criteria this person used. Hope this helps. Why do you want to know this?
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Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:22 am

Oy, Serenity, that wasn't what she was asking at all. That page ranks the quality of the orchestra's website. Oy!
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Postby bignaf » Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:38 pm

there are a traditional big 5 orchestras, which I think were NY, Boston, Philly, Chicago, Cleveland. but that list has been compiled a very long time ago. Boston became pretty mediocre over those years, as well as Cleveland. Boston is now probably back up there and rising, because they have the best living conductor (objectively :p) as their musical director. San Francisco is probably as good as any of those on the traditional list, if not better.
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Postby Catmando » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:51 am

Is there such a ranking somewhere? Does it include Canadian symphony orchestras?
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Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:10 pm

Catmando wrote:Is there such a ranking somewhere? Does it include Canadian symphony orchestras?

I don't think so, and probably not. It's not like there was a league, with playoffs :yikes: or something. And then there's the question of who would do the ranking, and what the rules would be, and whether there should be rules at all.

I figure the guys with the most bagpipes would win. :crazy:
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Postby piqaboo » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:37 pm

So then, that means we can create the ranking here on this very board! What power we have! Whooo hooo!
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Postby piqaboo » Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:07 pm

And, thanks to bignaf, here we go!
linkie to orchestra rankings
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