and the Phonotone Quartet
SYNCOPATED Dance Music
of the 1920 and 1930s
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SPring Happiness live YOuTube Event
SUNDAY APRIL 11, 2021, 1:45 PM Pacific Time
After a forced break of 4 months, we picked up our instruments, dusted the piano and tuned up the recording equipment.
Yes, our orchestra is back and we prepared some happy syncopated tunes of the 1920s and 1930s for you. We thought everybody could use a little happiness in their lives now, particularly since Spring has arrived!
Link to the SPRING CONCERT YOUTUBE event:
We are grateful and very happy for the many viewers who saw us live and also the recorded session of our Thanksgiving event. Let's make this an even happier event!
PREVIOUS Symphonia Phonotone YOUTUBE Live EventS
Symphonia Phonotone THANKSGIVING Youtube Live Event
After our audience really loved our first live streaming event, we returned with a wonderful Thanksgiving event.
We prepared some excellent new arrangements of well known and not so well known tunes from the 1920s and 1930s.
Link to the RECORDED Thanksgiving event:
We invested into additional camera equipment, we are sure you will like our new setup!
We have a whole lot to be thankful for, so celebrate with us! And don't forget to tell your friends!
Final online live event for the year 2020:
Sunday, December 20th: Christmas Concert
Unfortunately, due to a Covid resurgence, the Christmas event had to be canceled. We will be returning in 2021 with new live events.
Please check back frequently, we need to gauge the Covid situation for the scheduling of new live performances.
We are very happy to report that after a 6 month forced hiatus by Covid, our first live webcast was extremely well received.
We played several new arrangements of tunes from the 1920s and 1930s, and of course, we also brought some old favorites back.
Link to A RECORDING OF our broadcast:
this was the highlight
of the LAST pre-covid Season!
People sAw and hearD uS at the
Historic Masonic Temple Ballroom
and supportED a worthy cause!
THank you for a sold out performance!
Under the direction of Kevin Hamby, orchestra leader, and Gerhard Bauer, manager, a new dance orchestra was founded in 2017, called “Symphonia Phonotone”. This dance orchestra plays in the style of the big dance orchestras of the 1920s and 1930s, bringing back syncopated dance music and early jazz, which was once the most popular music in the US, the UK and continental Europe. Everybody, young and old, danced to this kind of music.
Symphonia Phonotone is comprised of some of the best musicians of Sacramento. We pride ourselves in performing the music in the authentic way it was meant to be played, and our audience is treated to an experience that has not been around in live music for the last 80 or more years.