Arcobaleno Strings -   Music for Special Occasions
Instrumentation
 
We can be arranged in a variety of ways to fit your occasion, venue and budget.  The size varies from a soloist, duo, trio to a quartet.  There are even more choices for instrumentation.  Please see below to discover the array of options.
 


"Arcobaleno Strings...was simply sophisticated, elegant." 
Elodie & Neil

For weddings or other ceremonies, we allow you to make your own musical selections from our extensive repertoire of music.  We offer complimentary consultation time to help you do so.  Almost all of the most popular selections are available in any arrangement, as well as other more unique choices.  

For parties, receptions and other events, pick your instruments and genres.  Just look below to see what's offered.

Violin - Fike PhotographyTraditional Quartet (2 violins, viola & cello): There is something extra special about having a traditional quartet.  The sound is very full and you know you’ve made the most classic choice.  Our quartet is specialized in classical along with a diverse and entertaining collection of non-classical for your cocktail hour, reception or other event.  When we’re done, people often comment that they want to hear more! 
Genres:  Classical, Jazz Standards, Contemporary, Oldies & Classic Rock, Ragtime, Waltzes, Irish Melodies, Christmas/Holiday
 
Photo by Fike Fotography

Cello Quartet (4 cellos):  By far the most unique choice!  No one will quickly forget having seen and heard the sound of four gorgeous cellos.  This is the “way-too-cool” option.  People often comment that the cello quartet is now their favorite type of music group after they hear us.
Genres:  Strictly light classical

String Trio (2 violins & cello):  This is our most requested and also most versatile group. 
Genres:Classical, Waltzes, Jazz Standards, Fiddle Tunes, Ragtime, Contemporary, Oldies & Classic Rock, Tangos, Opera Favorites, Christmas/Holiday, Irish Dances, Gilbert & Sullivan, Sacred/Spiritual/Jewish

Piano Trio (violin, cello and piano):  This is especially nice if you have a quality piano onsite, but we can otherwise bring an electric keyboard.  The piano is such a nice contrast to the singing quality of the violin with the cello adding extra rhythm, bass and harmony.  A very entertaining choice. 
Genres: all the same choices as our String Trio except that we don’t offer Contemporary or Oldies & Classic rock

The Amaris Duo (cello & harp):  We have a one of a kind sound.  The warm sounds of the cello are a perfect compliment to the rippling tones of the harp.  Although we have the most desired classical choices, we have a fabulous selection of popular music for cocktail hour to get your party started.  Learn more about this duo here:  http://www.soloharp.com/cello-duo  Otherwise please contact harpist Susan Haas for rates and availability: susan@soloharp.com or cell 253.222.3267
Genres:  Classical, Contemporary, Oldies & Classic Rock, Jazz Standards
Photo by Robert Jacobs

Cello/Piano Duo:  If you have a piano on-site, this is a fantastic duo option.  Otherwise we can also bring an electric keyboard if a power source is available.  The cello offers an expressive voice for the melody while the piano offers a very full accompaniment.  We have a very large selection of classical repertoire as well as a wonderful collection of non-classical as well.  Just ask to see the list.
Genres:  Classical, Jazz Standards, Contemporary, Oldies & Classic Rock, Beatles, Sacred/Spiritual/Jewish, Irish Dances, Christmas/Holiday
 
Violin/Cello Duo:  If a duo fits your budget best, this is the most traditional string option.  The contrast of the higher and lower ranges of the violin and cello makes a nice pair with a soothing sound. 
Genres:  Classical, Waltzes, Fiddle Tunes, Sacred/Spiritual, Italian Folk Songs, Jazz Standards, Contemporary, Oldies & Classic Rock, Irish Dances, Ragtime, Gilbert & Sullivan, Classic Country and Christmas/Holiday.

Low-String Duo (2 Cellos or Cello/Bass):  Almost as cool and unique as the Cello Quartet! 
Genres:  Classical, Sacred/Spiritual, Italian Folk Songs, Christmas/Holiday

Solo Cello:  Simple, yet elegant.  Most appropriate for smaller gatherings.  (Click here for news video with our cellist Nicole.)
Genres:  Classical, Sacred/Spiritual

Flute lover?  We can switch out the violin for the flute in any of the above options!
 




The sound samples on this player are just brief examples of our different ensembles and styles.   Most of the songs have been cut short and will be played out longer.  Not all songs can be played by every ensemble.  Song lists for each ensemble are available.  Remember that you get to choose the styles you like best!


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