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Mozart, Bach, Brahms, Debussy... so many great composers. When Classical or Chamber Music is requested, be assured that our musicians are well versed in the works of the masters from all periods.

Baroque – Bach, Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, etc.; Classical – Mozart, Haydn, early Beethoven; Romantic – Johann Strauss, Borodin, Tchaikovsky. From time to time they even play popular music from the American Musical Theater (Gershwin, Porter, Rodgers, Bernstein).

Classic Samples

The musicians that play our classical work are among the top call performers in the DC area, and appear regularly with The Filene Center Orchestra (Wolf Trap), Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra, Salon Orchestra of Washington, as well as all of the armed forces bands and orchestras stationed here.

We have many elegant options from which to choose, click here to view a few of our most popular.

Salon Orchestra of Washington

The music of nineteenth century Austria 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 the elegance of Vienna of the 1890's, the international musical capital of its day.

Stroll through Vienna's Imperial Gardens or pause for a sip of coffee in the refined atmosphere of a Viennese Coffeehouse while you listen to Waltzes, Landlers, and Polkas by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehar, and other musical masters.

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, Martin Marietta Honors Night, and The Kennedy Center's New Years Eve Holiday Celebration every year since 1990!

Whether to provide a musical complement to your cocktail, dinner, or dessert hour, or to stage an extravagant waltz ball, the Salon Orchestra adds a touch of nineteenth century charm to any social event. If desired, more serious chamber works, like Appalachian Spring, can supplement the orchestra's standard repertoire.

The Salon orchestra of Washington is staffed entirely by professional musicians from the area's major performing organizations and is available for hire exclusively through Sidney's Music & Entertainment. For more information, please call 202-223-3007.