The Boston Style Strings - A Boston String Quartet

Based in Brookline MA



When You Are Looking For The Best Boston String Quartet Or Trio
 
We are happy that you are considering The Boston Style Strings to provide you with beautiful, charming music to add that touch of class and elegance to your event! We are a group of highly skilled and experienced local musicians and we're confident that you will be delighted with the quality of our music and professionalism. We have performed on cruise ships, at weddings and parties, with the symphony orchestra and with touring Broadway and concert productions as well as many other functions over the years. Everything from small intimate gatherings to gala fundraising events, cocktail parties, receptions and client appreciation evenings where we perform classical music, sacred songs, jazz standards, holiday music and other wedding and party favorites. When you reserve the Style Strings for your event, you know you'll be booking a string quartet or trio that will have the experience and talent to make your event extraordinary. We have assembled a team of highly trained musicians who are able to make your event come to life. We enjoy creating an atmosphere that makes weddings or parties memorable. Even though our combined experience adds up to playing at hundreds of events, we know that your day is a once in a lifetime event and that is why we put the group together. We want to provide the best music for you at a reasonable price with flair and style!


The Strings are available in several popular formats including trio and quartet with instrumentation designed to bring out the full, rich beauty of the music. While we strive to provide affordable elegance, we never scrimp out on arrangements or our sound.
The instrumentation is usually
Trio - Violin, Viola, Cello
Quartet - 2 Violins, Viola, Cello
These are our most popular choices for weddings, receptions and corporate events.
You may also ask us about adding a flute or harp to the ensemble if this is something you would enjoy

The group is comprised of a team of well-respected musicians chosen for their artistic creativity and technical discipline, as well as a refined, scholarly approach to many different styles and periods of music, ranging from classical, baroque and romantic to impressionistic, contemporary and popular, as well as a concentration on traditional and popular ceremony music. Our repertoire covers everything from Bach the Beatles to pop and more!

 

What's the Idea Behind The Style Strings & Why Are They A Great Choice For You?

Established in 1999, The Style Strings were put together specifically with the idea of providing exceptional classical string ensembles for any event and doing it at a price that would stay within the budget while not sacrificing quality. At Professional Entertainment Consultants™, an agency booking local talent for parties and special events since 1983, we knew what it would take to provide our valued clients with the right music for their events. Some of the challenges we had run into in booking top string groups included both budget and quality of performance. Many of the groups had a 2 hour minimum when our clients really needed only an hour at, for instance, a simple wedding ceremony. This would bring the starting price in hundreds of dollars higher than many of our clients may have expected to pay or had budgeted, especially when the smallest group available may be a full quartet. We did not blame the musicians of course since it didn't make any sense for them to come out to a performance and be paid half their normal fee for a very short performance, especially if they were professionals who made their living playing music. It also didn't make sense for us to recommend a non-professional "hobby" or student group, who played part time for fun and would work at a nominal fee. Booking a group simply based on price seemed to often have the result that the quality and experience was lacking. Certainly they would work very hard to do a good job, but they often did not possess the skills or musicianship to play at the level our clients expect and deserve. Our experience over more than 30 years of providing entertainment told us that saving $100-200.00 on music at such important events as weddings usually was something the clients would later regret. And there are never any "do-overs"allowed. 

Our solution was to put together a team of skilled performers who were committed to providing a service customized to what our clients were looking for. It did not need to be the cheapest service in the area, but it needed to be affordable. We started with trio and quartet prices for an hour that was fair and reasonable to the musicians, but still affordable for the clients, with additional time available at an even better rate, less than half of the rate for the first hour. And we made it so that the groups would be able to pro-rate additional time in as little as half hour increments, rather than a full hour. For repertoire, the group did not need to be able to perform every piece of music under the sun, but it needed to be able to play a wide variety of music that works well for the string group genre from classical to popular. Our musicians needed to be versatile in instrumentation, offering both trio and quartet options to fit the needs of the client with standardized repertoire that could be played with either trio or quartet while still producing a full, rich sound. Our team was made up of highly trained professionals who hold bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in music performance from some of the top music schools in the United States. We set out to put together a lineup of some of the area's top players who were versatile enough to play in a number of settings and who could do it with both skill and style. Our solution became the Style Strings, now for over 10 years a popular and affordable choice in string music for almost any event! 

At The Style Strings we want to offer simple, easy to understand, pricing for our professional musicians so you can plan your music budget. We've negotiated a special price with our string players so discounted pricing is offered here for your event. You can lock in the current price for your future booking at today's price.

Song List:

Traditional Favorites for String Duo, Trio or Quartet

Antonin Dvořák - Humoresque

Antonio Vivaldi - Selections from The Four Seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter)

Edward Elgar - Chanson de Matin

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Wedding March from Midsummer Night's Dream

Franz Schubert - Ave Maria

Georg Frederick Handel-

Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Water Music Suite
Largo from Xerxes
Sarabande
Music for the Royal Fireworks
La Réjouissance  

Henry Purcell - Trumpet Tune   

Jean-Joseph Mouret - Rondeau (theme from Masterpiece Theatre)

Jeremiah Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary

Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D

Johann Sebastian Bach-

Air on a G String
Wachet Auf
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Ave Maria
Arioso
Sheep May Safely Graze

Jules Massenet - Meditation from Thaïs

Ludwig van Beethoven - Ode to Joy  

Richard Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart-

Selections from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate
Voi Che Sapete, from The Marriage of Figaro
"Haydn" Quartets
Divertimenti 

 

Jazz Standards for String Trio

 

Cole Porter

Anything Goes
It's De-lovely
I've Got You Under My Skin
Just One of Those Things
Night and Day

George Gershwin

I've Got Rhythm
Someone to Watch Over Me
Summertime
Strike Up the Band
They Can't Take That Away From Me

Classics

What a Wonderful World
At Last
Over the Rainbow
Moon River
La Vie en Rose
One Hand, One Heart

 

Pop Songs for String Quartet/Trio

 

Aerosmith - I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing

Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You

Alphaville - Forever Young

Avril Lavigne - I'm With You

Beach Boys - God Only Knows

Beyoncé

Halo
Ave Maria

The Beatles

Here Comes the Sun
All You Need (Is Love)
When I'm 64
I Want To Hold Your Hand
In My Life

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do it for You

The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun

Cat Stevens - Here Comes My Baby

Christina Perri  - A Thousand Years

Coldplay

Fix You
Viva la Vida
Yellow

Des'ree - Kissing You

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros - Home

Elton John - Your Song

Elvis Presley - I Can't Help Falling In Love

Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight

Frankie Valley - Can't Take My Eyes off You

Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)

Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Ingrid Michaelson - The Way I Am

Iron & Wine

Love and Some Verses
Flightless Bird, American Mouth

Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole - Over the Rainbow

Jackson 5 - I'll Be There

Jason Mraz

I'm Yours
I Won't Give Up

John Lennon- Imagine

John Legend - All of Me

Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

Keane - Somewhere Only We Know

Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah

The Lumineers

Ho Hey
Stubborn Love

MGMT  - Kids

Pearl Jam - Just Breathe

The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man

Rascal Flatts - Bless the Broken Road

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Sting - Fields of Gold

Train - Marry Me

U2

Beautiful Day
All I Want is You
With or Without You

The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony