Q: For what kinds of events do you play?
A: We play for weddings, corporate events, dinner parties, receptions, holiday parties or any other occasion you want to make extra special.
Q: What kind of music do you play?
A: We offer musical selections from the following genres: classical, pop, jazz, folk, sacred, tango, and Irish. We can play a mix of different styles or keep to a particular theme or mood. We will work with you to tailor the music to your taste. Please see “Repertoire” for a complete listing of music and sample programs.
Q: How do I go about picking music?
A: I will help you select music if you choose the Traditional Package. If you choose the Short and Sweet Package it will be up to you to select music from our repertoire lists. If you are not comfortable picking music on your own you can add music selection assistance to the Short and Sweet package for $15. With both packages I will send you a list of questions about the ceremony that help us time our start and stop cues for each part of the ceremony. If you have specific pieces in mind or a certain style or mood preference, please let us know. If you are interested in a song we don't have in our library we may be able to order it or compose an arrangement for you. Arrangement fees depend on the type of ensemble, length and complexity of the piece. If you pick music from our repertoire list you can decide as late as two weeks prior to the event. If you would like a special piece that must be ordered or arranged please let us know ASAP. If you don't want to worry about it, we can pick the music for you. Please visit the “Repertoire” section of the site for a comprehensive listing of our musical selections as well as sample programs.
Q: How much do you charge?
A: Please see “Pricing” for our basic fee schedule. To receive a quote for your event please view the instructions on “Contact/Hire” page of our site.
Q: Will you play outside?
A: Yes, but we prefer to play inside. We will not play outside in inclement weather. This includes any amount of precipitation and in temperatures below 60 degrees or above 90. Extreme temperatures and precipitation are very harmful to our instruments and we cannot risk damaging them. We want to give our best performance for your event and conditions such as wind or muddy or uneven ground create logistical difficulties that interfere with our performance. When performing outside we prefer to be out of direct sunlight and need a flat surface on which to play.
Q: What do you require in the performance space?
A: We require armless chairs and flat surface on which to set up. We will bring our own music stands. If the performance is outside, particularly in the summer, we need to be shielded from direct sunlight. We also have the following approximate space requirements: for a duo 5 square feet, a trio 8 square feet, and a quartet 10 square feet.
Q: Will you attend the wedding rehearsal?
A: It is not necessary for us to attend wedding rehearsals. We will arrive in ample time before our performance to make the necessary preparations. We will also be in contact with the wedding coordinator or other contact person before the ceremony to make sure we are prepared.
Q: What is the difference between a duo, trio or quartet?
A: A duo is two violins. A trio consists of two violins and cello or violin, viola and cello. A quartet is two violins, one viola and one cello. A trio or quartet will have a slightly louder, fuller sound which may be better suited to an outdoor event or a large indoor venue. There is also a difference in price. Please ask if you are not certain which group will best fit your needs.
Q: What do you wear for performance?
A: We wear formal concert black or black and white. This is standard attire for professional musicians. If you have a special request for dress we will try to accommodate you, within reason.