Frequently Asked Questions
Why a string ensemble for my event?
- There is no more elegant addition to either a wedding ceremony, reception, or cocktail hour than a string quartet or trio. We perform everything from Mozart to Broadway hits, and will please the most discriminating audience. The sound of a professional group such as ours adds an indescribable finish to your already well planned event.
How do I know which ensemble to choose?
- For a grand event, or for an occasion that will tend toward being a bit noisy, such as a large reception or cocktail hour, we generally recommend the quartet over a trio. Fewer number of guests translates into less ambient noise, thus allowing for a smaller ensemble to be heard. The exception to this rule is where a Wedding Ceremony is being held indoors, where the natural acoustics are good. Most churches, synagogues and hotel ballrooms are acoustically compatible with any number of musicians. Conversely, if you were planning a ceremony on the Beach, where acoustics are simply not the best, a larger ensemble would ultimately be a safe bet. However, many outdoor weddings are small intimate affairs, where a Duo or Trio would be a better “fit”.
I am not a musician, nor am I musically inclined. How do I choose the appropriate selections for my wedding ceremony?
- Offering musical guidance is our specialty. We ARE musicians, and will assist you in tailoring your event, musically speaking. You may request our demo CD to help in your decision making process.
How can I be assured of the quality of the ensemble I will be engaging for my event?
- We have been performing in the Tampa Bay area for many years and have an excellent reputation for providing superior music for many hundreds of clients. We regularly receive post performance “thank you” notes, praising our professionalism and musical integrity. And should you require any references, that is certainly not a problem.
How do I know just how long to engage a group for my Wedding Ceremony?
- Normally, you would need to allow for a 30 minute Prelude as your guests are arriving. A standard ceremony will tend to run approximately 30 minutes, making the total engagement time One Hour.