Posts Tagged “violin”

Swing Orchestra

Tapping into the rich dance band traditions of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Xavier Cugat, Tommy Dorsey and other historical favorites such as Bob Wills, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, The Whole of the Moon Swing Orchestra provides the perfect musical soundtrack for parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate functions, and other special events. The band features cream of the crop of the Los Angeles music community and is comprised of passionate and professional musicians who love to play. We are dedicated to making your event a very special occasion that everyone will enjoy. Our full orchestra ...  

Throw an Unforgettably Fun Holiday Party with Solo Violin Music

Although it may seem like Halloween has only just passed and Thanksgiving is still over three weeks away, before you know it the holiday season will be upon us. Right now is the perfect time for you to start planning your holiday party, whether it be for Christmas, Haunukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s Eve or just to celebrate the spirit of the season. What better way to accent your fun holiday soiree than with live violin music from Solo Violin Music? Imagine gathering with all of your friends and family to hear your favorite holiday songs played ...  

Critically Acclaimed Jazz Violinist and Country Music Fiddler Mark O’Connor Plays at UCLA and Meets with Chris Murphy

We have even more exciting news for the fans, friends and clients of Perfect Music for Weddings: the artistic director and feature violinist, fiddler and composer for Perfect Music for Weddings (and member of the Silver Mountain Fiddle Band and the Sparrow Lane String Quartet), Chris Murphy, recently attended highly critically acclaimed violinist and fiddler Mark O’Conner’s performance at UCLA. He was fortunate enough to meet with Mark and discuss violin music and fiddle music. The two musical Renaissance men met and discussed Classical, Jazz, Folk and Bluegrass music. We at Perfect Music for Weddings were very excited ...  

Chris Murphy, Artistic Director of Perfect Music for Weddings, Plays Romantic Violin Music on the Ellen Degeneres Show

We have some very exciting news for fans, friends and clients of Perfect Music for Weddings: our artistic director and feature musician, Chris Murphy, made a live appearance on the Ellen Degeneres Show last week on October 15th, 2008. He played live violin music to accompany a skit about one of Ellen’s comedy writers, Lauren, on a romantic blind date. Ellen’s show features ongoing segments about Lauren, entitled “Days of Our Lauren.” The episode also included an interview with the talented young actress Dakota Fanning. Below, you can see Chris performing classically inspired violin music for Lauren’s ...  

Learn More About String Quartets and String Quartet Music

Are you curious to learn more about string quartets and string quartet music? The Sparrow Lane String Quartet has created this article to help our visitors learn the basic language of a string quartet as well as some essential music for string quartets. What is a String Quartet? Essentially, a string quartet is a combination of four stringed instruments playing together. However, string quartets traditionally consist of two violins, one viola and a cello. For more variety, string quartets can also consist of ensembles of guitarists, harpists, bassists or even a mandolin player. The combinations and ...  
The Bracken Band was a delight to have at the St. Patrick's Day Christening of our grandson. A torrential rainstorm added a challenge to the event, however, the band members arrived promptly, were completely professional, and entertained us all with a variety of Celtic music well played. They were a delight to have.”

—Kacey M., March 17, 2012, Christening

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