and the Phonotone Quartet
SYNCOPATED Dance Music
of the 1920 and 1930s
Symphonia Phonotone THANKSGIVING Youtube Live Event
After our audience really loved our first live streaming event, we are coming back with a wonderful Thanksgiving event.
For our NOVEMBER 22 performance, we have some excellent new arrangements of well known and not so well known tunes from the 1920s and 1930s prepared.
Link to the live broadcast on 11/22/2020:
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 (a truly special event!)
PREVIOUS Symphonia Phonotone YOUTUBE Live Event
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:
Additional upcoming online live events:
Sunday, November 22nd: Thanksgiving Concert
Sunday, December 20th: Christmas Concert
this was the highlight of the LAST Season!
People sAw and hearD us again 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.