THE
NOB HILL
STRING ENSEMBLES

S
ALON ORCHESTRA


Dance to the Romantic Sounds of the Salon Era!

The Nob Hill Salon Orchestra was created to provide music for happy, festive occasions. This unique ensemble offers the "best in danceable American and Continental music from the 1890's to the 1940's," performed directly from the original arrangements of the "salon" era.

With violin, cello and piano at its core, this "turn-of-the-last-century" orchestra can expand from three to 10 instruments -- including accoustic bass, flute, oboe and, of course, more strings -- depending on the occasion and desired musical ambience.

From 1890 to 1940, salon orchestras were heard everywhere -- in private homes, classy restaurants and exclusive clubs.

Any hotel "worth its salt" had at least one playing during lunch -- and from "tea-time 'til after dark" -- while guests dined and socialized and danced away the hours to waltzes and fox-trots ... rags and blues ... Tangos and polkas ... Charlestons and show tunes. Our salon repertoire includes over 100 popular selections:

Songs like "Puttin' on the Ritz," "Isn't It Romantic," "September Song," "I Wanna to Be Loved By You," "Anything Goes," "Ain't Misbehavin'," "Birth of the Blues," "Twelfth Street Rag" -- all the great old tunes from times gone by!

The Salon Orchestra will take you back to the golden days of steamer trunks and wicker chairs, potted palms, all-night soirees and "Dancing Cheek to Cheek."


Click Here for a comprehensive list of selections played by the Nob Hill Salon Orchestra.



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