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Sidney's Music and Entertainment (The Kennedy Center)

Sidney's Music and Entertainment

Known to many generations of Washingtonians as Sidney's Orchestras, Inc., Sidney's Music and Entertainment remains the regions oldest special events music and entertainment provider. Since 1926 when Sidney Seidenman, Sr. raised his baton to lead the band for the first time at the historic Mayflower Hotel, Sidney's has served a vast number of clients, both business and social -- including every Presidential Inauguration Since Herbert Hoover! In the ensuing 75 years, there is probably no request that they have not heard, no occasion that they have not risen to meet.Upon his return from WWII combat infantry duty in Europe, Sidney's Chairman Sidney Seidenman, Jr.

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Viennese Waltz Evening 3/18/12: Viennese Waltz Evening

Learn to dance the Viennese Waltz, with music performed by Sidney’s Viennese Waltz Orchestra, and dance lessons taught by Herbert and Carol Traxler. Lesson at 5 p.m. Performance and open dancing at 6 p.m. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.

Viennese Waltz Evening

Learn to dance the Viennese Waltz, with music performed by Sidney’s Viennese Waltz Orchestra, and dance lessons taught by Herbert and Carol Traxler. Lesson at 5 p.m. Performance and open dancing at 6 p.m. Part of The Music of Budapest, Prague, and Vienna.
Sidney’s Full Swing 12/31/09: Sidney’s Full Swing

The D.C.-based orchestra starts the New Year’s festivities early with big band swing tunes.

Sidney’s Full Swing

The D.C.-based orchestra starts the New Year’s festivities early with big band swing tunes.
Sidney’s Salon Orchestra of Washington 12/31/07: Sidney’s Salon Orchestra of Washington

Salon Orchestra of Washington presents soprano Kathryn Hearden, cellist Marcio Botelho, and pianist Patricia Parker, in an evening of music from Old Vienna, turn-of-the-century Paris, and Manhattan's Tin Pan Alley.

Sidney’s Salon Orchestra of Washington

Salon Orchestra of Washington presents soprano Kathryn Hearden, cellist Marcio Botelho, and pianist Patricia Parker, in an evening of music from Old Vienna, turn-of-the-century Paris, and Manhattan's Tin Pan Alley.
Sidney’s Salon Orchestra of Washington 12/31/06: Sidney’s Salon Orchestra of Washington

Experience chamber music and waltzes of 19th-century Austria in an intimate setting.

Sidney’s Salon Orchestra of Washington

Experience chamber music and waltzes of 19th-century Austria in an intimate setting.
Sidney’s Music and Entertainment 6/17/05: Sidney’s Music and Entertainment

Sidney’s Music and Entertainment perform big band swing tunes popular during the 1940s. 

Sidney’s Music and Entertainment

Sidney’s Music and Entertainment perform big band swing tunes popular during the 1940s. 
Sidney's Music and Entertainment 75th Anniversary Celebration 8/24/01: Sidney's Music and Entertainment 75th Anniversary Celebration

Sidney's Music and Entertainment celebrates its 75th anniversary of entertaining Washington audiences with a tea dance.

Sidney's Music and Entertainment 75th Anniversary Celebration

Sidney's Music and Entertainment celebrates its 75th anniversary of entertaining Washington audiences with a tea dance.

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