There isn't an exact amount, but there can be as much as 100 people.
This depends on the orchestra. Some professional orchestras can have up to 100 people. Not all those people may perform in every piece or every concert. Some have as few as 70.
I think that the first live collaboration of a rock band and orchestra was the "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" by Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at 1969. The Moody Blues recorded with an orchestra 2 years earlier in 1967.
The conductor may play any instrument, but seldom actually plays during a concert they are conducting. The Concert Master is typically the First Chair Violinist of the orchestra.
woodwinds were called on to play the melody at times (apex)
Not many people are seen to play the organ in an orchestra.Usually only in churches you will see them.
they are. not many people play harps though, or there is no music for them.
It varies from orchestra to orchestra. There is no set minimum or maximum number of players in an orchestra. However an orchestra must have a variety of instruments, including woodwinds, strings, and brass.
Any orchestra percussionist should know how to play, but there is usually only one xylophone part in any piece where it's used.
As one of the big give orchestras in America, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra has many different people playing in it. Currently, the number of people in it exceeds over 100.
Normally there 8-12 cellos in an orchestra
Of course! You'd be surprised, actually, by just how many people play in a symphony orchestra.
A full-size symphony orchestra usually consists of about 100 people. An orchestra of 50 people or less is commonly called a chamber orchestra.
There were 23 members of the orchestra
The standard fare for an orchestra to play is Classical music. However, the orchestra is not limited to just playing Classical as they can and do play many other genre's of music. Take for instance the Glenn Miller Orchestra - yes, still and "orchestra", and yet they play mostly music from the Swing era. The term "orchestra" can be applied to many different groups and as many different styles of music.
Generally, they are played in a marching band or orchestra.