Salon and Palm Court orchestras were featured everywhere not too many years ago, in restaurants, theatres, in exclusive homes private clubs. Many hotels featured them for luncheons and tea-time. Sometimes the musicians would put aside the waltzes and light classics, bring out stylish dance music and catchy show tunes.
The Mood Music Orchestra have an extensive library which includes many arrangements of popular songs, performed in the vibrant, lush style spanning the 1890s to 2020s. There are many that work particularly well for strings and piano. Arrangements were written so that the group could add or subtract from the basic five-piece lineup at will. Their tunes sound great with 5 musicians– violin, viola, cello, double bass and piano –but can work as a larger ensemble on request. This makes for an extremely flexible group, from a quintet up to a 10-piece Ensemble.
Radetsky March, Westminster Waltz, Jalousie, 12th Street Rag, As Time Goes By, I Got Rhythm, Blue Danube, and favourite waltzes and tangos … the list goes on ….right up to Moon River, As Tears Go By, Clocks and the Long & Winding Road. Enter a Contemporary world with Perfect/Ed Sheehan, Stay with Me/Sam Smith, Shallow/Lady Gaga, Rather Be/Clean Bandit, Count on Me/Bruno Mars. Feel free to request up to 2 pieces that are not in our repertoire as a complimentary service to you – any more than 2 will incur extra charges – please discuss with us. As long as it’s playable by our ensemble, chances are we can arrange to perform it for your Event.
The Mood Music Orchestra will transport you back to the days of crystal chandeliers, potted palms, and fancy dress balls to classy soirees where guests were seen Dancing Cheek to Cheek. If you would like more information – Please read our History of the Salon Orchestra here.
The Mood Music Orchestra was created to provide music for elegant, happy & festive occasions. This unique ensemble offers Queenslander’s the chance to hire a small orchestra for an Elegant Event.
Our Ensemble is diverse in its repertoire. From the Baroque Era, with Handel, Bach and Vivaldi to Classics from the Pen of Mozart, Beethoven and the Romantics. Romantics we choose to play include Schubert, Mendelssohn, Strauss and Chopin. Continental classics from France and Italy & fabulous Latin Tunes like Tico Tico and Tequila are always fun to include in the set list. We perform a great mix of Tangos from very early Gardel to Astor Piazzolla.
Performing famous songs from each era is a speciality, played in our own style. Salon Musik is also featured, as this was the history of such ensembles and we include the classics of the Salon Era on our repertoire list. You can hear Classic Rock tunes by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and your favourite film music from the 50s and 60s and beyond. We also touch on the wonderful music from Music Theatre – think My Fair Lady and Les Miserables – to name a few. We have added an extensive array of Contemporary Pop – Ed Sheehan, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and Sam Smith, to name a few – performed in our own unique way.Book Now
Try something different – what a way to surprise and delight your guests – with Brisbane’s Top Event Ensemble!
With strings, piano, & bass at its core, this ensemble can be hired either as a 5 or 6 piece group; depending on the occasion, budget and desired musical ambience. Additional players on Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet or Percussion is also possible, on request. We will work with your budget and organise a bespoke ensemble to grace your elegant affair.
The Mood Music Orchestra has an extensive library which includes many arrangements of popular songs, performed in the vibrant, lush style spanning the 1890s to the 2020s….
Pro Musicians with over 30 yrs experience
Easy to arrange bookings
From 5 to 10-piece Ensemble
Tailored packages and options available