THE SALON ORCHESTRA OF WASHINGTON
Robert Dodelin, Music Director
The music of early 20th century America and Europe comes to life with the Salon Orchestra of Washington. From an intimate five-piece ensemble to a 20-piece chamber orchestra, the salon players recreate and celebrate the elegance of the international music capitals of the 1890‘s, Vienna and Paris, along with the birth of American popular song and Broadway.
Be transported to Vienna's Imperial gardens, pausing for a sip of coffee in the refined atmosphere of a Viennese Kaffeehaus while you listen to Waltzes, Landlers and Polkas by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar and other musical masters. Or visit early Tin Pan Alley and the newly christened Great White Way to hear the music of Victor Herbert, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and their contemporaries. This was the dawn of the Great American Song Book.
Since its founding in 1986, The Salon Orchestra of Washington has performed at such prestigious functions as: the Opening Gala for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Bicentennial of Georgetown University, the Centennial Celebration of the National Geographic, General Dynamics Annual Holiday Dinner, The International Club of Washington Viennese Ball, The Kennedy Center’s New Year’s Eve Holiday Celebration (1990 through 2011) and The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (2001 through the present). Whether providing a musical complement to your cocktail reception, dinner, dessert hour, an extravagant waltz ball, or a concert featuring the masterworks of ballet, opera and symphony, the Salon Orchestra adds an atmosphere of sophistication and beauty to any social event.
The Salon Orchestra of Washington is staffed entirely by professional musicians from the area's major performing arts organizations and is available for hire exclusively through Sidney's Music & Entertainment. For more information, please call 202/223-3007