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Friday 19th September 2014
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What's the Difference Between Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras?

Question

What's the difference between a Symphony orchestra and a Philharmonic orchestra?
Spencer, Kensington

 

Answer

James O'Brien: They mean the same thing. It's been a question before.

**Definitive**
Name: Gareth, Thames Ditton
Qualification: Trumpet player in an orchestra.
There is no difference. The main reason is in a major city where you have multiple world-class orchestras it helps differentiate.

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