Saturday, September 25, 2010

Special Events in September!

Summer has ended however the warm days of Indian summer are here and it's been really beautiful!...hope you are enjoying the beautiful time as the season changes to autumn.

The month of September was a very busy month for Capriccio.

We started the month with a wedding held at Flowerfield in St. James NY.
Although it was a rainy day, there was n'er a cloud in the sky for our bride and groom who were such nice people and very much in love!
Their beautiful ceremony which included their own vows to each other was so romantic and hearfelt. Everyone is our string quartet was both touched and charmed by
our wonderul couple on 9/3/10: CAREY AND BRYAN.

On 9/25/10 I found this wonderful review on on "the Bride's Review":
STRING QUARTET (for hospitality and ceremony) - CAPPRICCIO ENSEMBLE

Second best vendor! I cannot say enough great things about our string quartet. I worked with Natalie and she was a pleasure to work with and made our ceremony a dream come true. I wanted all contemporary music and so I chose In My Life for the parents, officiant, groom and best man to walk down to. The BP walked down to Only Time by Enya and I walked down to All I Want is You by U2. The rendition of my song gave me the goose bumps as I was walking, it was SO BEAUTIFUL. Fun Fact: They are the same quartet that played at Jerry Seinfeld’s wedding.

We are all so honored to have been a part of their most special day!

On September 24th, we provided a Duet of Cello and Violin at a Wedding Mass held at Our Lady of Hope Church, Middle Vllage, NY. The bride, Marisa, was resplendant in a gorgeous romantic gown. She looked so beautiful. The couple was very happy and everyhing worked out perfectly at their wedding mass. Highlights for us were that Eugene (cellist) and I performed beautiful ceremony interludes for the Offeratory ("The Prayer" by David Foster), for Communion ("Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" by JS Bach) and a mix of classical to pop for their Recessional ("Allegro" from Autumn of the Four Seasons by Vivaldi flowing into "Bittersweet Symphony" by the Verve/Rolling Stones.
Also memorable was the very nice organist and music director of the church who was so helpful and just a nice guy all around, Larry Ables. The soprano had a wonderful voice as well although we did not have much occasion to speak with her she did a great job.

Another stand out ceremony was Katlyn's lovely ceremony held at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Old Greenwich CT on 9/18/10. Our A-team Duet of Cello and Violin which is Eugene with me (Natalie) performed "All I Ask of You" for the Seating of family and Wedding Attendants Processional and then performed "She's Got a Way" by Billy Joel for the Bride's entrance. We learned later as we were leaving that this special selection ("She's Got a Way") was to be a surprise to the groom who did not know that the bride would be walking in to their favorite song!

On 9/5/10 we performed a ceremony at the beautiful Inn of New Hyde Park in New Hyde Park, NY. The bride was a tall statuesque beauty. She walked out to "Canon in D" and had a great weather day with the sun shining at about 76 degrees..picture perfect!

On 9/4/10 2 ceremonies were performed. One was an Indian Christian ceremony which was held inside of a Greek Orthodox Church in New Rochelle. It was quite an experience for our Trio. We had never participated/performed at an Indian Christian ceremony and in following the wedding program and the many rituals and prayers we were intrigued and everything as it occurred.
THe bride's Processional, at her request was "Hallelujah" by the band Paramore. I had arranged a part specially for our violist as the groom had sent 2 parts only. We made it work to our best and fullest ability. Please do not take this badly if you are bride reading this however as an accomplished and very experienced classically trained musician who also enjoys performing many different styles of music I found this particular choice (their choice not ours) to be a tad off base for the momentous occasion and also musically it was very repetitive and monotonous.Sorry, however I do not recommend that anyone use this piece of music as a Processional!
Even though it was very well played, it really and truly simply is just not appropriate. We do our best to perform any selection the client would like however sometimes and on rare occasions actually there is a piece of music, such as this one, which (JMHO..just my honest opinion) does not work well!

On Saturday evening 9/25/10 a Trio of Violin, Flute and Cello performed outdoors behind Battery Gardens which is located nest to the Staten Island ferry in lower Manhattan. During the ceremony a boat came by displaying fountains of water it was spewing in colors. It made a cute and pretty backdrop to their ceremony. The bride and groom, Aimee and David made a handsome couple. They are both super attractive and looked very happy as they exited to their chosen Recessional music which was "Viva la Veda" by Cold Play.

More next month.
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