To orchestrate something is to organize or create the conditions necessary for it to happen. When you orchestrate a performance, you put together all the pieces of the puzzle so that the event can take place.

  • The orchestra was able to orchestrate a beautiful performance despite the difficult conditions.

  • The politician tried to orchestrate a surprise party for his wife, but it didn't go as planned.

Definition of orchestrate


plan and direct (a complex undertaking)


direct, engineer, mastermind, organise, organize


write an orchestra score for

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Example Sentences for orchestrate

  • 1

    The music was orchestrated by the famous musician.

  • 2

    The orchestration of Wissing's music is refined and powerful.

  • 3

    The orchestration is credited to Mily Balakirev.

  • 4

    She now orchestrates the quilting group.

  • 5

    She orchestrated the song and conducted the orchestra.

  • 6

    He never wrote an orchestration of the piece.

  • 7

    The orchestration was created with help of a kappelmeister of the theatre.

  • 8

    The rest of the orchestration was done by Alan Boustead.

  • 9

    There are differences in the orchestration of the non choral movements.

  • 10

    This article needs a description of the orchestration of the work.