The members of the Catskill Quartet, traditionally consisting of two violins, viola and cello, have been providing exceptional music for weddings and events for more than 25 years. In addition to our credits as professional musicians throughout the Hudson Valley we have been featured in many film scores such as The Road to Wellville with Anthony Hopkins, The Maze, and the more recent Tribeca release Steep.
“Your music sent chills up my spine! I felt like a princess walking down the aisle! Everyone loved the music.”
We consider it our job to assist you with the music selection process. Fifteen minutes prior to the ceremony we begin the prelude music while your guests are being seated. When cued, we begin the processional music for the parents, bridal party and bride. During the ceremony there are many opportunities for music: communion, walking around the chuppah, lighting of candles, Offertory etc. Lastly, the recessional music continues until the guests have moved on to the reception.
More often than not we are contracted for the second hour to provide music for the cocktail portion of the reception. Unlike many other quartets we perform a wide variety of styles: rags, 30s-40s jazz, classics, Broadway, pop, tangos and even rock when requested. In addition to the touch of class that live string music provides we like to offer our unique lively repertoire as well. Bottom line, this is all about life!