Friday, February 19, 2016

Company Christmas Party at Snow Basin

In December we played for a Company Christmas Party up in the mountains. A former couple who's wedding we played for many years prior both work for the company and highly recommended us for the event; it was fun to see them again still happily married many years later. We performed lovely arrangements of traditional holiday carols. Thanks to Abbie and Tara for subbing. We look forward to sharing our string quartet music at many more events to come in 2016!

String quartet setting up at Needles Lodge, Snow Basin

Gondola ride back down the mountain... we've done this many times before for other events (many of them being weddings) but this was our first time in the dark of night in the middle of snowy winter

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Felicia & Jared

 A lovely fall afternoon at Park City Mountain Resort
 The couple made a special request for La Vie en Rose for the wedding party processional and for the bride's walk down the isle: Journey's Don't Stop Believin'
In keeping with our tradition when we play up the mountain in park city, we rode the Alpine Slide back down!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Kristi & David

Gorgeous day at La Caille for a fall wedding!
We played for their ceremony and cocktail hour
They requested Coldplay's Viva La Vida for their recessional.
 Congratulations to the lovely couple!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Evelyn and Kevin

We performed for a ceremony and cocktail hour at a private residence tucked away in the woods in Park City. The setting was stunning for a wedding. The forest was so peaceful and beautiful and the bride and groom invited just a small group of family and friends which created a really sweet ceremony.

This couple was so in love. The officiant mentioned a few times that it was meant for them to be together and by their interactions it truely seemed so.
We added a new song to our repertoire at the request of this adorable couple. We now play Ed Sheeran's "Thinking out Loud." Such a fun piece to play and so fitting for a wedding!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Strings of Elegance Performs at Abravanel Hall

Strings of Elegance played for a private event at Abravanel Hall this week. Any chance to play on stage at Abravanel Hall is so exciting for us musician types. The acoustics in that beautiful hall are incredible and add another level of fun to performing. We played some Brahms, some Mozart, some Handel, and others. A really enjoyable performance!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hallie & Kory and Hotel Park City

Hallie and Kory were married at gorgeous Hotel Park City in front of a lovely mountain incline of boulders, flowers, and trees.

The weather was a bit funny, with the wind knocking our shade umbrella onto us during prelude and a heavy video camera on a tripod onto Ryan during postlude, giving him a nasty bruise. During the ceremony, a light rain started so Anna and Cathy, our bookends, had to get creative in order to continue playing while also protecting their instruments. They moved behind Meili and Ryan under the large umbrella that was now anchored by a heavy box of wine (thanks to a kind member of the wedding party who had placed it there after the umbrella fell so we could continue playing in safety with shelter from the bright sun and drizzling rain, which took turns throughout the 2 hours that we played).

Swoop was there to present the wedding party at their celebratory dinner. So fun!

We played some great music before, during, and after the ceremony.

Te Deum
March from Marriage of Figaro
Trumpet Tune
Ave Maria
A Thousand Years
At Last 
You Raise Me Up
Can't Help Falling in Love
Some to Watch over Me
Over the Rainbow
Only Time
The Rose
October Sky Theme

Wedding Party Processional: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bride Processional: Canon in D 
Recessional: Bittersweet Symphony

Viva la Vida
All You Need is Love
Wouldn't it be Nice
Beauty and the Beast
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Here Comes the Sun
Don't Stop Believing 
Sweet Home Alabama
Oh Happy Day
Do You Realize

Karly & Tyler at Talons Cove

Karly and Tyler were married at Talons Cove, a golf course right on Utah Lake in Saratoga Springs.

We played All of Me for the wedding party processional, Pachelbel's Canon in D for the brides entrance, and Mendelssohn's Wedding March for their recessional.

Following the ceremony we were surrounded by our favorite crowd and biggest fans... these fun young children! They sat for a bit like attending a concert and then got up and danced ballerina style to "Sleeping Beauty Waltz" and hip hop style to our upbeat "Sweet Home Alabama."

Photos by Debra James.