Arioso Strings

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About Arioso Strings

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.

Experience

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.

Instrumental Groups:

Arioso Strings has a variety of instrumental groups experienced in creating the perfect, elegant atmosphere for weddings and other events:

  • Quartet: two violins, viola and cello
  • Quintet: two violins, viola, cello and double bass
  • String Trio: two violins and cello
  • String Duo: violin & guitar; violin & cello, two guitars or two violins
  • Solo: guitar, violin, cello, trumpet or voice
  • Solo Piano (digital piano provided if needed)
  • Piano with violin or cello

A Typical One Hour Wedding Includes:

  • 30 minutes of prelude music as guests arrive and are seated
  • Music for seating mothers and grandmothers
  • Music for the bridesmaids
  • Processional for the bride
  • Music during candle lighting or other ceremony (optional)
  • Recessional for bride and groom
  • Additional music as guests exit

Services

  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Cocktail hours
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Dinner parties
  • BirthdaysBar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Open houses for realty companies
  • Business events and award ceremonies
  • Funerals and memorials

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.

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    Jen Holt · Married on 09/28/2019

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    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!
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    Beth Rudisill · Married on 09/03/2019

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    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!

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Arioso Strings FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 360.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 1,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, Soloist / Vocalist
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3, 4 - 6
  • What instruments does your group play? Cello, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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11 Endorsements

  • Rev. Barbara Lodge
    Rev. Barbara Lodge Wedding Officiants

    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.

  • Bunn DJ Company
    Bunn DJ Company Wedding DJs

    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.

  • Chateau Bellevie B&B
    Chateau Bellevie B&B Mansion Weddings

    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.

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    919-289-4051 (Phone number)

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