Descriptions of Different Types of Classical Concerts


There are several different types of classical concerts that are differentiated based on the number of performers, the instruments used, the genre of music being performed and other factors. Here are the most common types of concerts:

Concert Band Concerts

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This type of concert consists of musicians playing percussion and wind instruments, but other types of instruments may be added depending on the music piece. Concert bands are also called wind ensembles, wind bands, symphonic bands, etc. The repertoire varies; from classical to contemporary music. There are also different types of concert bands such as school bands and community bands.


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An opera combines music with several other elements including costumes, stage design, singing, and dancing. Most operas are sung, with no spoken lines. The music is either performed by a small group of musicians or a full orchestra. Music that has been pre-recorded may also be used. There are several types of opera; such as comic opera, also known as light opera. Comic opera usually tackles light, not so delicate subject matter where the ending often has a happy resolution.

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