Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mid summer Events and Weddings!

We have had a great couple of weeks.
On 7/24/10, Laura and Pater at Calvary Lutheran Church in East Meadow NY.
What a gorgeous bride with the most stunning bouquet ever.
The church was so sweet and filled with all of their family and guests.
Our String Quartet performed as guests entered for seating, and for the Processional of Family and Bridesmaids and "Canon in D" for Laura, our beautiful bride.
We also performd a soft rendition of "Arioso" during a Unity Candlelighting ceremony.
At the end we performed our mix of "ode to Joy" (Beethoven) into "All You Need is Love" (Beatles). They wrote to us to thank us so much for the music and to let us know that they had received many compliments on the string quartet from their family and guests.
They were wisked away into an air conditioned limousine heading towards a fun reception and celebration nearby. We wish them a lifetime of happiness!

On 7/31/10 Maite and Michael partied at the fabulous Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Our String Quartet performed at their wedding cocktail hour and also provided the music for their entrance into the ballroom which was our version of
"Bittersweet Symphony"!
They looked wonderful and seemed to be having a fabulous time.
we wish them as well as Maite's 2 children, a lifetime of happiness!

On 8/8/10 Jay and Rachel were married at the Bryant Park Grill in Manhattan.
Our string Trio performed at their wedding ceremony. Their request and quest to find
happy sounding Jewish ceremonial music was fulfilled with the following selections:
"Mibon Siach" (a special version they found which I arranged for String Trio after receiving a lead sheet from Avremi G, a Jewish music expert), followed by
"Mibon" for the Groom's Entrance and the "Dodi Li" written by Steven Sher and made famous by a version performed years ago by Peter Paul and Mary.
We performed their requests for guest seating which included "All I Want is You" by U2, "Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles, and "She's Got a Way" by Billy Joel.
The Recessional music was the traditional Jewish music, "Siman tov-mazel tov" followed by our arrangement of "All YOu Need is Love" by the Beatles.
The Ceremony was performed by a very nice rabbi from a temple in Manhasset, Long Island.
We wish them a liftime of happiness!

Future projects for Capriccio include:
Concerts this fall at various locations around Westchester County.
A recording of music by Piano and Violin, coming soon!

Many private events and weddings this month, August, and in September, October and November....highlights to be posted soon.
From all of us here..enjoy the rest of the summertime! Although hot, it's a great time for parties, swimming, and to enjoy lovely evenings without wearing a coat :)