Monday, October 18, 2010

Autumn 2010, Updates, Showcases, Concerts!

Enjoying the beautiful fall foliage?
It's been great to see all the great colors of fall!

Our performances have included:
10/6/10: At the invitation of Tammy DeVito, Catering Manager we participated
in The Fall Bridal Show held at the Pelham Split Rock Golf Club on Shore Rd, in the Bronx.
Our String Trio had a wonderful time there performing classical music as well as songs by the Beatles, U2, and Led Zeppelin!
We met several lovely brides and grooms including Yvette and Steven whom we will
perform for on 9/25/11 at Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx and
Marissa whom we will perform for on 10/09/11 at the Glen Island Harbour Club.
Thank you to all who stopped by to speak to us and for all the great feedback!

10/9/10, the Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour of Marlana and Justin (a member of the military) held at Tarrytown House Estate. A beautiful day for a beautiful couple. The weather held up perfectly with temperatures in the 70's and not a cloud in the sky!
Our String Quartet performed "Danza Pastorale" for the entrance of Family, the Groom and Groomsmen, followed by "November Rain" by Guns n Roses for the entrance of the Bridesmaids, and "Canon in D" for Marlana, escorted by her Father.
We mixed it at the end with the opening strains of "Trumpet Voluntary" (Clarke) flowing right into "Bittersweet Symphony" by the Verve.
At the cocktail hour we performed vintage songs from the 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's. Many guests complimented the quartet and were applauding after hearing songs they knew and loved!

10/10/10, the Wedding Ceremony of Jennifer and Matt held at Le Chambord in Hopewell Junction NY. Again a picture perfect day with temperatures holding well in the mid to uppser 60's.
I performed as a Violin Soloist for their wedding ceremony. The bride was stunning in a cream colored gown. The venue was modeled after the mansion used in the vintage fil, "Gone with With the Wind" and was really charming.
the staff was very nice, kind and helpful.
I performed "Canon in D" by Pachelbel for the bridal party and "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" for Jennifer's entrance.
For the Recessional music, I performed my own arrangement of
"Ode to Joy" by Beethoven flowing into "All You Need is Love" and concluded with a few more up beat Beatles songs including "I Want Hold Your Hand" and "When I'm 64".
As I was travelling with my husband that day we concluded the day with a game of billiards and a fabulous dinner in Chappaqua at an Italian restaurant with both know and love.

On 10/18/10 our Duet of Violin and Cello performed at an "Everything Bridal" show held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains. It was a small and intimate show and very pleasant to participate in.
My recommendation here is that if you are on a budget, the Duet of Violin and Cello works wonderfully as it gives you the melody as warmly performed by a violinist with the bass notes of accompaniment by the cello. The sound is not as full perhaps as a string quartet (4 musicians) or string trio however it is a beautiful as well as very blending sound.

Future performances:
10/23/10 at the Bedford Post Inn, Bedford, NY: String Trio for the Ceremony
of Victoria and Jae. Their wedding music will be
"Here Comes the Sun" by the Beatles and "Come as You Are" by Nirvana
with the Recessional "Crazy" by Knarles Barkley
10/23/10 at the Riviera of Massapequa: Trio of Violin, Flute, Cello
performs at a Ceremony for "High Society Rhythm". All classical selections
will be performed including the traditional "Here Comes the Bride"/"Bridal Chorus" by Wagner, for the Bride's entrance.

10/26/10 at the Stuart Thomas Manor, Bridal showcase to be performed by a
heavenly duo of Harp and Violin. We will begin performing at 5:45 PM.
Address of Stuart Thomas Manor:
2143 Boundary Avenue, Farmingdale NY

11/5/10, Duet of Violin and Cello at the Westbury Manor for the Ceremony
of Jocelyn and Derek.
Their Processional for the Bridal Party will be "November Rain" by Guns n Roses
and prelude requests include "Never Tear us Apart" by the INXS

11/6/10 Duet of Violin and Harp will perform at the Wedding Cocktail Hour
of Dana and Dave at the beautiful and sophisticated Glen Island Harbour
Club of New Rochelle

11/13/10 a Duet of Violin and Harp shall perform at the wedding ceremony of Lisa and Dave at a church in Scarsdale, NY in the afternoon.

Several events occur and then our String Quartet is to perform
at the Annual "Concerts at Advent" which are held
at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers NY.
There are 2 concerts:
1. 12/4/10 at 7:30 PM
2. 12/5/10 at 3:00 PM
Our String Quartet performs with Choir, Vocal Soloists, Trumpets, Tympani,
and Organ. The Concerts are conducted by Dr. Jennifer Pascual, Director of Music of the Cathedral of St. Patrick and produced by the NY City Roman Catholic Church/
Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting St. Joseph's Seminary;
201 Seminary Avenue, Yonkers NY 10701.

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