Arioso Strings is a professional music group in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area that plays wedding ceremony and event music. With a large variety of classical and contemporary music, and highly experienced musicians, Arioso Strings adds elegance and beauty to your wedding or event.
Mary Page Block, violinist and owner of Arioso Strings, founded the group in 2006. She has been professionally performing and teaching in the area since 1986. To date, Mary has provided musical coordination for more than 1,500 weddings and events. The members of Arioso Strings are professionally trained, experienced and play with The NC Symphony, The Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle, The Carolina Ballet, The NC Opera and for the Broadway Musicals at DPAC.
Arioso Strings has a variety of instrumental groups experienced in creating the perfect, elegant atmosphere for weddings and other events:
A Typical One Hour Wedding Includes:
Our groups can provide a variety of musical styles: classical, contemporary, Broadway, Spanish and light jazz. Visit our web site for a sample repertoire listings. We are hap[y to learn new music for your event.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Edward Plyler · Getting married on 03/04/2021
WONDERFUL.... maybe need amplification?
would absolutely recommend them : excellent quality of music and communication.Sent on 05/20/2019
if they could be amplified outdoors when there are more than 50-75 attendees, would be nice: very difficult to hear with 200 in courtyard unless you were within 15 feet of them
Arioso Strings's reply:Hi Edward, Thank you for your kind words and the information on the setting. That area of the venue can be loud during a large cocktail hour. I know the group enjoyed playing and it sounds like it was quite a joyful crowd! Best wishes to the happy couple, please give them my warmest wishes.
Jen Holt · Married on 09/28/2019
Amazing Wedding Music
Craig and Luciano played guitar and violin at our daughters wedding. They were amazing and so kind. We received so many compliments on the wedding music. Mary was very helpful and prompt with responses when we had a question. The site is very easy to navigate to help you choose the perfect music. They were happy to learn new songs that we requested. It was all beautiful and just like we had imagined. Thank you so much and we hope to use you again in the future!Sent on 10/06/2019
Arioso Strings's reply:Jen, Congratulations on Olivia and Zach's marriage! Thank you for your kind words. We all really enjoy being a team that reduces stress and creates beauty for such an important day. Our violin/guitar duo is amazing and I am glad we could all help and make the day of your dreams! Best wishes to the happy couple and thank you for using Arioso Strings!
Beth Rudisill · Married on 09/03/2019
Live music enhanced my wedding!
Mary and Arioso Strings exceeded my expectations. They were wonderful to work with and were willing to investigate an arrangement for a trio to accompany a soloist for a special song that we had planned. I received numerous compliments for the beautiful music. I also need to mention how very responsive Mary was. She communicated with me multiple times from her vacation to make sure that my questions were answered. I highly recommend Arioso Strings for anyone planning an elegant wedding.Sent on 05/13/2019
Arioso Strings's reply:Congratulations Beth, and what a beautiful wedding! We enjoyed accompanying your friend, playing and also having our trumpeter there to perform. I'm glad I could help and it was a joy to be part of such an important day in your lives. Thank you for using Arioso Strings and best wishes!
Do you want beautiful music for your ceremony? Are you unsure if strings will sound good in an outdoor setting as well as indoors? (tip - it will) Do you love beautiful music performed by professionals with true feeling and artistry? Then contact Arioso Strings and talk to them about booking their amazingly talented musicians for your wedding. I can guarantee you will be VERY glad you did.
We work almost every weekend with Arioso strings and love every minute of it! They are all gifted musician and very easy to work with. They always have a smile on their face and are genuinely glad to be there.
Having Arioso Strings play at your wedding is a delightful experience! We can not say enough about how wonderful and professional they are. We would recommend them to any couple looking to have a classy and beautiful sound at their special event celebration.