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Pat and Jim’s Celebration of Marriage dinner, November 9, 2013 at Canoe Restaurant, violin and cello duo Toronto ON

"Please give a big Thank you to the violin and cello players who played such beautiful music for us. Their music certainly contributed to the success of our dinner.” Pat and Jim

Our violin and cello duo was hired to perform for a couple whose wedding ceremony took place last February, and were have a dinner party this past November. The clients were interested in having a variety of classical music performed as guests were taking their seats for dinner, and throughout the dinner. We often perform for events such as these, and it is always a pleasure which we look forward to.

Venue and Photo: Canoe Restaurant

Live entertainment Toronto: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duos, string trios and string quartets

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Martha and Colin had their wedding ceremony in the Rive Gauche room of the Chateau Cartier in Gatineau. The ceremony was simple and elegant, and the music selections fit in beautifully. Depending on the wedding ceremony, we sometimes perform as many as six of seven separate pieces of music, which is nice in it’s own way, but at a wedding like this, and especially with the romantic nature of the music selections, and the beautiful performance by our string ensemble on violin and cello, a smaller number of songs can make a bigger impact. We performed Bach Air on the G string for the bridal processional, and switched time periods from the baroque to the Romantic period for the famous Meditation rom the opera Thais by the French composer Jules Massenet. This piece is all about the violin, with its soaring any lyrical lines. For the recessional, the couple chose Bittersweet Symphony, which provides a great lift and upbeat quality, which carries over to the music at the cocktail reception. Congratulations!

Processional: Bach Air on the G-string

Signing: Massenet: Meditation from Thais

Recessional: The Verve: Bittersweet Symphony

Wedding ceremony musicians Ottawa: Duo d’Amore-string duos, trios and quartets

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JD and Izabella’s surprise anniversary aboard the Captain’s Impatient, violin and cello duo, September 22, 2012,  Vancouver BC

“Thank you very much for everything. The players were excellent and everything went off without a hitch.”

This was a really fun event, and the surprise part of the occasion made everything that more exciting. The plan was to have Duo d’Amore’s violinist and cellist come on board the ship by 6pm, and hide in the front guestroom. Izabella (girlfriend) is being brought aboard on the premise that JD (boyfriend) is dropping off wine for a friend of my family. The idea is that she will just think that we get a 20 min boat ride with some champagne as JD’s 5 year anniversary gift to her. Once we finish the tour of the boat upstairs the musicians and photographer set themselves up in the main lobby to take a picture with the Vancouver skyline in the background and have wonderful music playing at the same time. The string duo continued to perform a selection of classical music throughout the dinner. What a fantastic event!

Charter Boat Vancouver and photo credit: Get Away Yacht Charters

Live musicians Vancouver: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet

 

 

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Vanessa and Nicholas’s wedding at Elm Ridge Country Club, August 4, 2012, violin and cello duo, L’Ille Bizard, QC

Matthew, The duo that preformed at our wedding ceremony (at Elm Ridge Country Club) were absolutely amazing! They were set up and ready for the guests, started on time, played the music we wanted and did a phenomenal job! Thank you so much for helping make our ceremony something very memorable. Vanessa, bride

Wedding ceremonies have changed quite a bit in the past ten years, but it’s nice to see a very traditional wedding (especially where the music is concerned) as many other things can be modernized to great effect including the music, but as they say some things never go out of style, and classical wedding music is one oft those things. To that end, Vanessa and Nicolas, had a beautiful wedding ceremony with wonderful classical music performed by the violinist and cellist, two excellent musicians from Duo d’Amore. As the bride walked down the aisle, we performed Pachelbel Canon—our version is quite a bit more full sounding than most, and we always love playing it, and that joy translated into both our performance and the guests enjoyment. For the signing of the register We performed another piece from the baroque period (around 1600-1750) by one of the most famous composers, Bach, his Jesu Joy with is smooth and rich, with a great pulse to it. For the recessional, we performed something that was really upbeat, lively and fun: Handel’s Hornpipe from the Water music. Theses songs worked very well individually and even better as a grouping and we were honored to perform them for such an appreciative bride and groom and guests.

Photo and Venue: Elm Ridge Country Club

Wedding ceremony musicians L’Ille Bizard/Montreal: Duo d’Amore-violin and cello duo’s string trios and string quartets

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