Blackstone Valley String Quartet

String Quartet from North Grafton, MA - Will travel up to 280 miles
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About
The Blackstone Valley String Quartet gets its name from the quaint small-town area of Central Massachusetts where all members of the group grew up and fostered their musical talents together. For fifteen years, the members of the BVQ have played together in various orchestras and small groups honing their skills and developing a unique bond as professional performing musicians. The BVQ currently serves all of New England including the cities of Worcester, Boston, and Providence, and can be booked for most gigs including wedding ceremonies and receptions, private parties, and corporate/professional events. The BVQ is located in Whitinsville, Massachusetts. Please inquire for rates and more information.

SYLVIA DICRESCENTIS
Sylvia started playing the violin the age of 4 and continued study in piano and viola. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Music Education from Roberts Wesleyan College as a violist in 2011. Mrs. DiCrescentis has studied with Gerri Fogg, Tammy Kaye, Monica Vanderbaan and Marc Anderson. She teaches a large studio of private students at her studio space Vivo Strings in Grafton, MA. For over 10 years, Mrs. DiCrescentis has played for countless weddings, parties, fundraisers and other events. Since 2013, she has performed with the Reading Symphony Orchestra in Reading, MA as principal violist. She freelances all over New England playing all types of concerts and events. She has years of experience performing in all genres of music as well as experience arranging music.

KATHRYN SKUDERA HADDAD
Kathryn, a certified Suzuki violin instructor, received her BME from the University of New Hampshire in 2010. Her love of playing the violin began at the age of three when she enrolled in Whitinsville Christian School's Suzuki program for 15 years. Kathryn has participated in the Massachusetts Central District and All State Festivals and has attended Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music. In 2006 she received University of New Hampshire's Young Artist Scholarship Award and was concertmaster of the UNH Symphony Orchestra from 2008-2010. Kathryn has managed the orchestras at The Rivers School Conservatory in Weston, MA and freelanced with many chamber and orchestral ensembles throughout New England. She recently began performing and recording with local bands and currently teaches violin and viola in the Worcester county area.

BRITTANY STOCKWELL
Brittany Stockwell has been playing violin for over 20 years and viola for over 10. She first began playing professionally in middle school through the Whitinsville Christian School where she took private lessons for almost 15 years with various different teachers. She currently teaches private violin and viola lessons. Brittany plays gigs of all varieties including weddings and private events. She also currently plays with the Seven Hills Symphony Orchestra in Worcester, Massachusetts.

ETHAN BATES
Ethan Bates (B.M. Music Industry with classical cello concentration, Syracuse University Class of '14) is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter living in the Worcester, MA area. A lifelong cellist, he began his music education at age 4 studying classical cello at Whitinsville Christian School in Northbridge, MA with Joanne Kuder in a traditional Suzuki strings program. Apart from extensive orchestral experience, he independently studied other instruments including bass guitar, guitar, percussion, and singing throughout middle and high school. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Music Industry as an undergraduate in Syracuse University's Class of 2014, after which he returned to the Worcester area and has since been employed as box office manager for Music Worcester. He is also the co-founder of Blue Light Bandits, a groove rock band based Worcester that performs several times weekly throughout the Greater Boston Area. Other endeavors include an electric cello-based solo project and freelance performance as a classical cellist both as a soloist and in small ensembles.

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Church Service

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The contact person, Sylvia, was very hard working and willing to roll with the many contingencies that arose. The congregation was so pleased they asked if Sylvia and the quartet could come back next year. Thanks!

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Wedding Ceremony

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They did a wonderful job with the ceremony music for my wedding.

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Graduation Party

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We had Blackstone Valley String Quartet play during dinner for our daughter's Titanic themed graduation party and they were the highlight of the evening! Our guests raved about them! They were very accommodating, playing everything from the movie. It was the perfect touch to our event. We could not have been happier! Thank you, Beth Shropshire

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Wedding Ceremony

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This group came to our rescue and provided music at our daughter's wedding at the last minute! Sylvia was very professional and answered all of our questions promptly, including a last minute request for an Italian song. We would definitely hire them again.

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2019
Jun
29
Concert
Sandisfield, MA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Dec
17
Church Service
Walpole, MA
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
2017
Nov
4
Wedding Ceremony
Blackstone, MA
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
Jun
3
Wedding Ceremony
Westport, MA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
May
20
Graduation Party
Grafton, MA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Oct
29
Wedding Ceremony
Kennebunkport, ME
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
“Adagietto” from Symphony #5
Mahler
“Cavatina” from String Quartet
Op. 130
Adagio from “Pathetique”
Beethoven
Adagio from Violin Concerto
Brahms
Adagio in G minor
Albinoni
Air De Concert
Haydn
Air on the G String
Bach
Allegretto Theme from Op. 16
Beethoven
Allegro Moderato from the Second String Quartet
Pleyel
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate
Mozart
Andante from Concerto 21
Mozart
Andante Maestoso from the First String Quartet
Pleyel
Aria from Xerxes
Handel
Arioso
Bach
Autumn
Vivaldi
Ave Maria
Schubert
Bist Du bei Mir
Bach
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Canzonetta from the Quartet
Op. 16
Danse Allemande
Beethoven
Der Schmetterling (The Butterfly)
Schumann
Deutscher Tanz
Haydn
Divertimento in D
Beethoven
Divertissement
Mozart
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel
Five Adagios
Mozart
Idylle
Op. 146
If With All Your Hearts from Elijah
Mendelssohn
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach
L’Alouette (The Lark)
Mendelssohn
Largo “Winter”
Vivaldi
Largo from the Four Seasons
Vivaldi
Liebestraum
Liszt
Long Journey
Kaiser
Meditation from Thais
Massenet
Menuet De Concert
Haydn
Menuet Elegante
Mozart
My Heart Ever Faithful
Bach
Nocturne from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mendelssohn
O Perfect Love
Barnby
Ode to Joy
Beethoven
Panis Angelicus
Franck
Pastorale from Concerti Grossi
Corelli
Pie Jesu from Requiem
Faure
Prayer from Hansel and Gretel
Humperdinck
Rondeau
Mouret
Rondino
Pleyel
Rondo from Sonata
Op. 137
Scherzo
Op. 43
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
Sinfonia in D
Bach
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Tchaikovsky
Spring from Four Seasons
Vivaldi
String Quartet in G Minor
Romberg
Suite from the Fairy Queen
Purcell
Te Deum
Charpentier
Theme from Allegretta Grazioso
Op. 11
To a Wild Rose
Mac Dowell
Trauermarsch from Antigone
Mendelssohn
Traumeri
Schumann
Trumpet Tune
Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Wachet Auf
Bach
Water Music Suite in D
Handel
Water Music Suite in F
Handel
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Wiegenlied (Cradle Song)
Schumann
McLean
Tango
McLean
Serenata
McLean
Rhumba
McLean
Csardas
McLean
Fandango
McLean
Tango “Chromatique”
Gershwin
Embraceable You
Gershwin
I Got Rhythm
Gershwin
The Man I Love
Gershwin
Someone To Watch Over Me
Gershwin
Swanee
Porter
All of You
Porter
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
Porter
I’ve got you Under my Skin
Porter
I Love You
Porter
What Is This Thing Called Love
Porter
It’s Alright With Me
Porter
Night & Day
Porter
Begin the Beguine
Porter
I Get A Kick Out of You
Porter
You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Porter
I Concentrate On You
The Beatles
Yesterday
The Beatles
All You Need is Love
The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles
When I’m 64
The Beatles
Hey Jude
The Beatles
Let it Be
The Beatles
In My Life
The Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand
The Beatles
Come Together
The Beatles
Blackbird
Coldplay
Viva La Vida
Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
Michael Jackson
Smooth Criminal
Come
Ye Thankful People
Doxology
The
Heavens Resound
The
Lead
Kindly Light
Nearer
My God
O God
Our Help in Ages Past
Onward
Christian Soldiers
Rabinowitz
Dance to Your Shadow
Rabinowitz
My Love is Like a Red
Rabinowitz
Flow Gently
Rabinowitz
Morgan Magan
Rabinowitz
Highland Cathedral
Rabinowitz
Lily of the West
Rabinowitz
Mick McGuire
String Quartet
Classical Duo
Pop Duo
Chamber Music Duo
Classical Trio
Pop Trio
Chamber Music Trio
Classical Quartet
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Blackstone Valley String Quartet will also travel to Grafton, South Grafton, Millbury, Shrewsbury, Westborough, Northbridge, Worcester, Sutton, Northborough, Upton, West Millbury, Boylston, Auburn, Woodville, Whitinsville, Cherry Valley, Hopkinton, Linwood, Manchaug, Rochdale, Leicester, North Oxford, Milford, North Uxbridge, West Boylston, Holden, Southborough, Berlin, Uxbridge, Hopedale.
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