Saturday, January 23, 2010
On Friday, January 22, 2010 our superb String Trio performed at the new Clarice Smith building, which is part of The JHU's Wilmer Eye Institute in East Baltimore. We performed classical music as the doctors, professors, and guests had an opportunity to tour the magnificent facility. Just prior to the dinner service, our String Trio quickly moved to the area where the dinner was to be served. We continued playing classical music as well as popular, jazz, tangos, and show tunes. We used our Bose amplification system to project our sound in the enormous atrium area. Our music added a beautiful ambiance to this elegant event.
The Turf Valley Resort held their annual Bridal Extravaganza on Friday, January 15, 2010 from 4:00-10:00 p.m. Some of our musicians and consultants greeted brides and their guests as they made their way around the event. We handed out over 100 gift bags to the brides that visited our booth. At 7:00, our popular Flute and String Trio performed in the Grand Ballroom during the dinner service for the brides and their guests. We performed under the chuppah, which was located at the head of the catwalk. We used our new Bose amplification system, which allowed our sound to be projected throughout the large ballroom. We played a mixture of classical, jazz, Latin, popular, and show tunes during the dinner service. We had a wonderful time performing at this well-organized and well-attended event!
On New Year's Eve 2009, Leslie and Ryan were married at The Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore. The couple chose our String Trio to perform for their wedding in the Charles Room and their cocktail hour in the John Eager Room. Since the couple had a fondness for The Beatles music, they requested that we play all Beatles music for their ceremony. We played "I Will" for the bridal party's entrance and "Here Comes The Sun" for Leslie's entrance. They chose "When I'm 64" for their recessional, which was the perfect ending to their beautiful ceremony. We immediately moved across the lobby to the John Eager Room, where we performed for their cocktail hour. Their guests were very appreciative of our music, as they applauded after every selection!
On December 26, 2009 Shawn and Brian were married at The Turf Valley Resort in The Elicott Room. They chose our brilliant flute an string trio to perform for their ceremony and cocktail hour. During the ceremony, we played Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Air from the Water Music Suite, The Pachelbel Canon in D, The Bridal Chorus, Air on a G, and finally Ode to Joy by Beethoven. After the ceremony we quickly moved to The Terrace on the Green restaurant, where their cocktail hour and reception took place. We performed an eclectic mixture of jazz, tangos, and popular music.
On December 12, 2009, we played at The Bolton Street Synagogue for Michael's Bar Mitzvah. Bob, our pianist, and Tammy, our violnist, played a mixture of traditional Jewish, classical, ragtime, jazz, and show tunes during the hors d’oeuvres and dinner service.
On December 8, 2009, we performed for The Charm City Concierge's Holiday Party held the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. Our String Trio performed for two hours in the Pisces Room, which is located at the top of the Hyatt. We played a mixture of holiday, jazz, Latin, and popular music. The view from this room was amazing-we overlooked Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Everyone, including the wait staff, raved about our performance as well as the music we chose!
On Friday, December 4, 2009, Ellicott City hosted their annual Midnight Madness event in Historic Ellicott City. Our Flute, Violin, and Piano Trio performed on 12/4 for the Grand Opening of E.C.'s newest wedding venue, "Ellicott City Weddings and Events." The street was packed with people of all ages from 6:00 p.m. until midnight. The next day, 12/5, our Flute and String Trio performed at the same venue. The venue is a newly restored, intimate building on main street, perfect for weddings and other events. It accommodates approximately 60 people or less. Since it was a snowy afternoon, E.C. was not as busy as expected, however we did have the chance to meet a few prospective brides.
On November 21, 2009 Virginia and Paul were married at The Tremont Grand in Baltimore. Their ceremony took place in the Edinburgh Room, which is located on the 5th floor. They selected our Violin, Cello, and Piano Trio to perform for their ceremony and cocktail hour. For the ceremony we played: Air on the G String, Trumpet Voluntary, Pachelbel Canon, Bridal Chorus, Bach's Ave Maria, and The Wedding March. We moved the the Doric Room for the cocktail hour, where we performed on the raised stage area. We played a mixture of popular, jazz, and show tunes. Their guests LOVED the music!
On November 14, 2009, Sarah was married in one of the most beautiful churches we have ever seen. She was married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Annapolis. Our String Trio played a beautiful mix of classical prelude music as the guests were arriving. For the processionals we played "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," "Pachelbel Canon," and Wagner's "Bridal March." During the ceremony we played "The Wedding Song" for the presentation of the gifts, "Ave Maria" and "Sleepers Awake" during Communion, "Air from the Water Music Suite" for the Dedication to the Blessed Mother, and finally "The Wedding March" for the recessional. We received MANY compliments from her guests!