FAQ

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How far are you willing to travel for a job?
We play mostly in the Hudson Valley region and the New York City area. We occasionally play weddings in Vermont, Connecticut and Massachusetts as well.

What is your price range?
Prices vary with group size (quartet, trio, or duet), the length of the event, special requests, and greater traveling requirements.

What’s the difference between hiring a quartet and a trio?
If you have the resources to hire a full string quartet we would highly recommend doing so. Aside from price, there is a considerable musical difference between the options. A quartet has a fuller sound with more intricate parts and harmonies. Trio and duet are just as elegant but the sound is less full-bodied and it’s more difficult to play special requests outside our repertoire.

How far in advance should we reserve the group?
The earlier the better! We prefer that you reserve at least 3 months prior to the date of the ceremony. We accept reservations past this point however it will be more difficult to arrange for special songs and requests.

Can you play anything?
Just about! Our repertoire includes rags, 30s-40s jazz, classical, Broadway, pop, folk, tango, and rock n’ roll… you name it, we can play it!

Does my venue need to plan special accommodations for a quartet?
We request that a level and covered space be provided for the group, as well as 2-4 chairs.

 

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2 thoughts on “FAQ

  1. Hi, I was just wondering what your basic price would be at birch hill for ceremony music and maybe cocktail hour?

    1. wrote:
      Hi Katie,
      Thanks for asking! Birch Hill is well within our travel range and you’ve contacted us directly so no agent’s fee would apply. For 2 hours (pre wedding music, ceremony, recessionals)…the total is usually one hour and an additional hour of cocktail music prices would fall in the $900-$1100 range. A trio quote would run in the $700-$900 range. Some variables (other than group size and time would be special requests or arrangements (another service we offer). However…please know that we do not charge any additional fee for relocating to another area for the cocktail or dinner reception. My contact is:
      Wini Baldwin
      POB 262
      Palenville NY
      12463
      Please let us know if you need any additional clarification!

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