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Aquilo String Quartet

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Street:    105 Jersey Rd,
Suburb:    Edgecliff
State:    NSW
Telephone:    0403612674
Email:    Click to send enquiry
Website:    aquiloquartet.com

Description

Aquilo, the North Wind of Greek legend, heralds change, good tidings and exciting new beginnings. Aquilo String Quartet is a group of experienced professional musicians from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music that specializes in weddings and corporate functions of any size. We play from a wide range of music and have a vibrant and inspired approach to all of our performances. Moreover, we are sensitive to our clients’ need and are adept at creating the right atmosphere to suit any event. When you book Aquilo you can rest assured that you are hiring a professional and reliable group that can tailor music to suit your occasion beautifully. Our quartet musicians have studied with some of the world’s leading musical groups including the Tokyo String Quartet and the Peterson String Quartet. In 2005 Aquilo was selected to attend the International Music Academy held in the Czech Republic. In addition, we have performed many concerts in Sydney and have regular regional engagements. WEDDINGS A wedding is a truly special occasion that should be accompanied by music of the finest quality. Aquilo String Quartet has extensive experience performing at weddings. Whether your wedding is formal or more casual, our quartet can help create an exquisite and joyful atmosphere. We take pride in every aspect of our work, whether it is planning, presentation or performance, to ensure your special day runs smoothly and becomes a treasured memory for you and your guests. We have listed some suggestions for classical pieces that can be played during the ceremony. If you are unsure of when they should be played, we would be very happy to discuss this with you. Further, if you have a special piece in mind that is not part of our repertoire, classical or contemporary, we can learn it for you. We will need two weeks notice in advance, and there will be a small additional fee.Repertoire Suggestions ProcessionalPachelbel - Canon in DWagner -Bridal ChorusBach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s DesiringHandel - Arrival of the Queen of ShebaBach - Double Violin Concerto, 2nd Movement Signing the RegisterBach - Air on the G StringDelibes - Flower Duets from LakmeBach - Ave MariaSchubert - Ave MariaBach - Double Violin Concerto, 2nd MovementMcBroom - The RoseBach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring RecessionalHandel - Arrival of the Queen of ShebaVivaldi - Spring from The Four SeasonsHandel - La RejoissanceMendelssohn - Wedding MarchHandel - HornpipeMozart - Divertimento No. 1Frequently Asked Questions Q: What is your dress code?A: Aquilo String Quartet usually wear semi-formal concert black for performances. We understand that image is very important for every occaision and are always dressed in a smart and professional manner Q: What is the standard set-up time?A: Usually the group arrives fifteen minutes prior to the booking to allow time to set up. This can be negotiated at the time of booking. Q: Can we book the group for all or part of the wedding? Can you perform at the reception as well?A: Aquilo can be booked for all or part of your wedding. You may wish to provide your guests with a musical accompaniment to pre-dinner drinks, the entire reception, or just the ceremony. We can tailor our performance to your needs, and have the widest selection of music for any occasion. Details and timing issues can be discussed at the time of booking. Q: What needs to be provided for the ensemble?A: Aquilo will need:- a specific, detailed address, including parking instructions- a name and number for a contact person who is aware of the groups schedule and requirements- chairs, preferably armlessQ: Can we request music that is not part of your usual repertoire, such as a hymn or particular song?A: Yes, Aquilo can arrange to play virtually anything, with a minimum of two weeks notice, and for a small fee (see Rates and Booking page). Q: Does Aquilo need to take breaks?A: Aquilo requests a ten minute break for every hour of performance, as playing a musical instrument requires physical exertion. These breaks can be timed to fit in with your speeches, etc. If the booking is for an extended amount of time, we appreciate being provided with refreshments. Q: Does Aquilo require shelter when performing outdoors?A: Shelter from rain, direct sunlight, sea-spray and sand is essential due to the considerable value of our instruments. If you are unsure about the suitability of conditions, this can be discussed at the time of booking. In the event of rain, a wet weather alternative needs to be provided. Aquilo will not play in adverse conditions that will damage equipment. Q: Can we request for Aquilo to play with other musicians, or members of the wedding?A: Yes, Aquilo can work in conjunction with other musicians, if the request is within reason. If there is another musician you would like added, such as a singer, or a brass player, we will endeavor to organize another performer. Fees for additional musicians can be negotiated. If you would like Aquilo to accompany a member of the wedding, we will try to accommodate your request. If rehearsals are needed, this will incur an additional charge. BOOKINGS AND PRICESTo make a booking, or for further information, please visit:www.aquiloquartet.comor contact:Caroline Hobbs: 0403 612 674Or email: aquiloquartet@yahoo.com.au Rates: $500 for the first hour $300 for the second hour $200 for further hoursPayment on the day is preferred. We accept cash, cheque or electronic funds transfer. Travel Costs: We can negotiate travel expenses if the venue is further than an hour from the Sydney CBD. A fee of $50 is charged per arrangement for special requests that are not listed on our repertoire list. Bookings in half-hour increments are accepted after the first hour, and charged at half the previous hour’s rate.If special or financial restrictions apply, please feel free to contact us regarding the engagement of a smaller ensemble. However, music for these groups will differ to that of a quartet Aquilo Quartet – Repertoire List

Popular ClassicalPachabel: Canon in DMozart: Eine Kliene Nachtmusik Divertimento No. 1Bach: AirBrandenburg Concertos No.2, 3 & 5 Double Violin Concerto Jesu Joy of Man’s DesiringVivaldi: Four Seasons – Spring Four Seasons – Summer Four Seasons – Autumn Four Seasons – WinterHandel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Hornpipe La RejoissanceSchubert Ave MariaTchaikovsky Nutcracker Dance HumoresqueElgar Chanson de MatinDelibes Flower Duet from LakmeMendelssohn Wedding MarchWagner Bridal ChorusFranck Panis Angelicus

Popular

Beatles Yellow Submarine All you need is LoveGet By with a little help from my friends When I’m 64 All my loving Hard days nightElton John Can you feel the love tonight That’s why they call it the blues Candle in the WindMcBroom The RoseThe Verve Bittersweet SymphonyRome and Juliet Theme songCher BelieveAerosmith I don’t want to miss a thingBackstreet Boys As long as you love meEnrique Inglesias BailamosBond ExplosiveShania Twain From this momentLonestar Amazed98 Degrees I Do (Cherish You)Bocelli and Celine Dion The PrayerBrian McKnight Back at One What a Wonderful World

Jazz

Moon River Blue MoonJohnson Pennies from HeavenGershwin Summertime Swannee I Got RhythmHe Loves and She Loves Fascinating Rhythm Do it Again Clap Yo Hands Sweet and Low DownKander New York New YorkJoplin The Entertainer Paragon Rag Scott Joplin’s New RagPorter Every Time say Goodbye Anything Goes Lets Do It Just one of Those Things I get a Kick out of YouDonaldson Makin’ WhoopeeDenza Funiculi, FuniculaSuessdorf Moonlight in VermontHenderson The Birth of the BluesHanley Zing! Went the Strings of my HeartWilliams Round MidnightShearing Lullaby of BirdlandGreen Body and SoulMyrow Autumn Nocturne Traditional Greensleeves Carmela Danny Boy Auld Lang Syne

Dances

Strauss Roses from the South Pizzicato Polka Tales from Vienna WoodsGrieg Norwegien Dance No. 3Faris Upstairs DownstairsChopin ValseTchaikovsky Waltz from the Serenade for StringsVillodo El ChocloRodriguez La ComparsitaStone El Tordo El Mirlo – The Blackbird El Gorrion – The Sparrow La Tortola – The doveNorton MamboRimsky-Korsakov Cappriccio EspagnolBizet HabaneraMonti CzardaszBrahms Spanish Dance No. 5Albeniz Spanish Dance

Classical

Mozart: Divertimento No. 2 Divertimento No. 3Marriage of Figaro – March AllelujahBach: Badinarie Sheep May Safely GrazeHandel Air Let the Bright Seraphim Messiah - Overture Passacaile Where-er You WalkSchubert StandchenClarke Trumpet VoluntaryDebussy Clair de LuneRachmaninoff Vocalaise Dvorak American Quartet 2ndMovtPurcell Two RondeauxMendelssohn AdagioBizet Prelude to CarmenGrieg I Love Thee Wedding Day at TroldhangenOffenbach BarcerolleSchumann Thou Ring on My FingerCorelli Christmas Concerto Corrente No. 6, & No. 10 MinuettoRameau GavotteMassenet MeditationFranz DedicationWolf PrayerTraditional Greensleeves

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