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Arioso Strings

Cary, NC View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
177 reviews
$1,000 Most Popular Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$1,000 Most Popular Price

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.

LUCY GREENLEAF, violinist, has been performing and working with Arioso Strings since moving to the Raleigh area in 2014. She has an undergraduate degree in violin performance from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing with Arioso Strings, Lucy has played with the North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Fayetteville Symphony and The Carolina Philharmonic.

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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$360

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,000

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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    Beautiful Music

    We were so glad that we went with Arioso Strings. The ceremony music was excellent. It was very easy to work with Lucy. She helped to get the perfect music selection. The musicians played exactly what I was looking for and when. My guests loved it!

    Arioso Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much Megan! It was a pleasure to work with you to prepare the music for your wedding. Our duo really enjoyed playing for your ceremony as well!

    Best wishes to you and Daniel, I know you are both enjoying life as newlyweds!
    Lucy
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    Alyssa W. Married on 04/09/2022
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    Gorgeous music for our wedding reception

    I absolutely loved having Arioso Strings at our wedding reception! Lucy was fantastic and very easy to work with. They have quite the repertoire of songs that goes beyond the list that they have online, all you have to do is ask Lucy - they are also willing to learn a new song if they can find the right sheet music for it. They sounded absolutely amazing, I could've listened to them all night. Overall it was a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend Arioso Strings if you are looking for any string ensembles!

    Arioso Strings's reply:

    Thank you so much, Alyssa! It was so nice to work with you to prepare the music for your reception! I know our quartet enjoyed being a part of such a special evening, and I hope you & John are enjoying life as newlyweds!

    Thank you for choosing Arioso Strings and best wishes to you both for a wonderful year!
    Lucy

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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200 Nicholson Rd Garner NC Cary, NC, 27529
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