About Joy Street
concerts | dances | theatre | civic events
On Joy Street you'll
waltz to Johann Strauss,
swing dance to hot jazz,
cha-cha to Latin beats,
bump and grind to the blues,
weep to Puccini arias,
foxtrot like Fred & Ginger,
tango like an Argentine,
two-step through the Texas panhandle,
and you’ll shake, rattle an’ roll to
American Rock and American Pop.
Or perhaps you’ll simply lean back in
your concert-hall seat and dream.
We founded Joy Street Orchestra in 1999
with a singular goal: to win the hearts of
dancers and other romantics with post-modern
renditions of the most beloved music
from the last three centuries.
As our ensemble evolved and our
popularity grew, we expanded into concert
performance & civic events.
We’re an authentic café orchestra:
meaning the size of our nimble ensemble
varies from three to twelve musicians,
depending on the scope
of the performance and your vision.
We can entertain at discrete, intimate
gatherings or sound like our big-cousin symphonies in opulent pavilions.
1. an affordable musical ensemble developed in 19th Century Vienna whose intention was to play the grand symphonic music of the day, yet with 7 to 15 musicians instead of a full philharmonic orchestra.
2. a philharmonic in miniature; an affordable choice for any community.
“Our goal is not simply to play great music,
but to create magical experiences
of romance and – you guessed it – joy."
~Dean Paton, founder of Joy Street