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OBrien Strings

String Quartet from New Haven, CT - Will travel up to 60 miles
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BOOKED 17 days ago

$200 - $1000 per event
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About
Kate O'Brien, violinist, music arranger and leader for OBrien Strings, enjoys making special events come alive with the music you want to hear at weddings, parties, private and public events throughout CT and neighboring NY, MA and RI. She personalizes her enormous repertoire for you with classical, jazz, swing, ethnic, rock, blues and folk music. She plays SOLO and strolling violin, with her DUOs, TRIO and QUARTET and loves taking requests for what people want to hear.

Kate helps with music suggestions and creates a personalized list for every client. They can choose from her long lists of music and also request a special song for Kate to put together. She can make set lists to match different moods or the theme of an event. Her experience playing in professional orchestras, operas, shows and also folk, rock, jazz and dance bands allows her to play elegant classical music as well as popular selections both old and new that guests of all generations will recognize. She coordinates in advance with the venue and any organizers and arrives early that day to set up in the best area, meet the officiant and organizers and make sure to time the music to the event. Bottom line, with OBrien Strings, you can rest assured that your event will be set for success!

Her STRING TRIO music provides a rich and full sound comparable to a quartet. Our fine acoustic instruments carry well both inside and outside and we can provide light amplification if needed. Kate can STROLL among your guests for cocktail hours or parties as a SOLOIST or with her VIOLIN/GUITAR DUO. She also plays with her own keyboard player or your organist, and her ensembles can add flute, trumpet, rhythm section or accompany a vocalist.








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One of the most outstanding members on The Bash for 2017!
One of the most outstanding members for 2013 on The Bash!

Wedding Ceremony

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Truly fantastic! Kate and her string trio did an outstanding job playing at our wedding ceremony. They even learned to play a song I wrote for my wife...and they were able to learn it very quickly. Everything sounded beautiful. I highly recommend them!

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Wedding Ceremony

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A perfect, seamless and wonderful experience! Kate O'Brien Strings provided the lovely wedding ceremony and dinner party music. From our initial contact with her - she was professional and delightful. Made the entire experience for us so easy and enjoyable. As I walked down the aisle - the music was perfect. Her team provided everything we could have hoped for at our wedding and dinner party. She offered suggestions which made the process less stressful. Our guests totally enjoyed the music and offered many compliments on their performance and sound. Kate was a joy to work with. I would highly and confidently recommend them to all.

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Christmas Party

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Kate was extremely accommodating, prepared, and played a wonderful performance for our Christmas party. We were looking not just for talent but also for a feeling that would touch our guests. Kate and her team brought warmth and love to our event as well as talent and the gift of beautiful music. They were fantastic.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2021
Jun
12
Wedding
New Haven, CT
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2021
Aug
7
Wedding
North Stonington, CT
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2021
Aug
20
Wedding Ceremony
Simsbury, CT
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2021
Sep
10
Wedding Ceremony
Middletown, CT
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2021
Feb
27
Celebration
Redding, CT
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
2020
Sep
11
Wedding Ceremony
Middletown, CT
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
2020
Apr
26
Wedding Reception
Groton, CT
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2019
Dec
5
Christmas Party
Cheshire, CT
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Oct
19
Wedding
Portland, CT
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Oct
18
Wedding Reception
Westport, CT
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Oct
5
Wedding
Farmington, CT
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Sep
21
Wedding
Hartford, CT
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Aug
31
Wedding Ceremony
Old Lyme, CT
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
24
Wedding
Madison, CT
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jun
1
Wedding Ceremony
Prospect, CT
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
May
25
Wedding Ceremony
South Windsor, CT
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
WEDDINGS
CLASSICS and STANDARDS
Pachelbel
Canon in D
Here Comes the Bride
traditional
Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary
Mendelssohn
Wedding March
Al Kol Ele
Jewish procession
Bach
Air on the G
Bach
Ave Maria
Bach
Brandenburg Concertos
Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
Sleepers Awake
Beethoven
Ode to Joy
Bernstein
One Hand One Heart
Charpentier
Prelude to Te Deum
Dodi Li
Jewish procession
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Jewish procession
Franck
Panis Angelicus
Hana'ava Babanot
Jewish bride
Handel
Entrance of Queen of Sheba
Handel
Royal Fireworks
Handel
Water Music
Haydn
St. Anthony's Chorale
Irish Wedding Song
traditional
Mouret
Rondeau
Mozart
Ave verum corpus
Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
The Prayer
Bayer Sager
Purcell
Trumpet Tune
Romeo & Juliet
A Time for Us
Simon Tov
Mazel Tov
Simple Gifts
traditional
Schubert
Ave Maria
Vivaldi
Four Seasons
You Raise Me Up
Grobin
and much
much more!
POPULAR
ROCK and ROMANTIC
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
All I Ask of You
Phantom
All My Life
KC + JoJo
All You Need is Love
Beatles
Ants Marching
Dave Matthews
Anniversary Waltz
traditional
Appalachia Waltz
O'Connor
As Tears Go By
Rolling Stones
As Time Goes By
Casablanca
At Last
Etta James
Because
traditional
Bewitched
Bothered and Bewildered
Bitter Sweet Symphony
Verve
Buon Giorno Principessa
Life is Beautiful
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Lion King
Close to You
Carpenters
Colors of the Wind
Pocohantas
Con te Partiro
Andrea Bocelli
Crazy
Willie Nelson
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Ellington
Don't Stop Believin'
Journey
Eleanor Rigby
Beatles
Falling Slowly
Once
Fascination
Waltz
Fields of Gold
Sting
Gabriel's Oboe
The Mission
Hallelujah
Cohen
Halo
Beyonce
Happy Birthday
traditional
Happy Together
The Turtles
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
Here There and Everywhere
Beatles
Hey Jude
Beatles
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Elvis
I Kissed a Girl
Perry
I Won't Give Up
Mraz
If I Only Had a Brain
The Wizard of Oz
I'll Be There
M. Jackson
I'm Yours
J. Mraz
Imagine
Lennon
In the Airplane Over the Sea
NMH
In My Place
Cold Play
Just the Way You Are
Mars
Long and Winding Road
Beatles
The Luckiest
Ben Folds
Mission Impossible
the TV show?Mercy Mercy?
Moon River
Mancini
Morning Has Broken
Cat Stevens
My Girl
Temptations
My Heart Will Go On
Titanic
New York New York
Kander
No Cars Go
Arcade Fire
November Rain
Guns 'n Roses
Oh What a Beautiful Morning
Oklahoma
Once Upon a Dream
Sleeping Beauty
One
U2
Orange Blossom Special
fiddle tune
Our Love is Here to Stay
Gershwin
Over the Rainbow
Wizard of Oz
Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison
Purple Haze
Jimi Hendricks
The Rose
Bette Midler
'S Wonderful
Gershwin
She's a Rainbow
Rolling Stones
Someone Like You
Jeckll + Hyde
Something
Beatles
Somewhere in Time
John Barry
Somewhere My Love
Dr. Zhivago
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Stairway to Heaven
Led Z
Staralfur
Sigor Ross
Star Wars
Theme
Such Great Heights
Postal Service
Sweet Child of Mine
Guns 'n Rose
Touch the Sky
Kanye West
Two of Us
Beatles
Unchained Melody
Ghost
Viva La Vida
Cold Play
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
When a Man Loves a Woman
Percy Sledge
When I Fall in Love
Sleepless in Seattle
When I'm 64
Beatles
When You Wish Upon a Star
Pinoccchio
Yellow
Cold Play
Yesterday
Beatles
You Are Loved
Josh Grobin
JAZZ
RAGTIME
Bethena
Joplin
Dill Pickles Rag
C. Johnson
Entertainer Rag
Joplin
Ragging the Scale
ragtime
Solace
Joplin
Spain
C. Corea
Sweet Georgia Brown
swing
ETHNIC
all kinds
Ashokan Farewell
the Civil War
Beer Barrel Polka
Polish
Celtic Odyssey
Irish
Come Back to Sorrento
Italian
Danny Boy
Irish
Fiddler on the Roof Sunrise
Sunset
Hava Nagilah
and other Horas
Irish Jigs
and Hornpipes
My Melody of Love
Polish
Never on Sunday
Greek
Orange Blossom Special
Fiddling
Roses Raisins & Almonds
Jewish
Sheebeg and Sheemore
Irish
SACRED
HYMNS AND MORE
Abide with me
hymn
Amazing Grace
traditional
Bach
If Thou Art With Me
Battle Hymn of the Republic
hymn
Catholic Masses
all parts
Celtic Alleluia
for Catholic ceremony
How Great Thou Art
hymn
Let There be Peace on Earth
hymn
Lord Bless Thee and Keep Thee
hymn
Prayer of St. Francis
hymn
Vangelis
Hymn
Wedding Song
Stookey
HOLIDAYS
MUSIC
Angels We Have Heard on High
trad.
Bring a Torch
Jeannette Isabella
Christmas Concerto
Corelli
Coventry Carol
trad.
Handel
Messiah selections
Here We Come a Wassailing
trad.
Lo How a Rose 'er Blooming
trad.
Masters In This Hall
trad.
Oh Christmas Tree
trad.
People Look East
trad.
Shepherd's Chorus
Amal
And
many more carols!
VIOLIN/GUITAR
DUO
Too many to list
we take requests!
POPULAR
ROMANTIC and ROCK
JAZZ
American Songbook
ETHNIC music
all kinds
Music from many shows
movies
VIOLIN/GUITAR
classical, traditional
Wagner
Bridal March (trad.)
Mendelssohn
Wedding March (trad.)
Bach
Air on the G string
Bach
Arioso
Mascagni
Intermezzo
The Prayer
Bayer-Sager
Strauss
waltzes
Tchaikovsky
Romeo and Juliet
The Wedding Song
trad.
and many
many more!
VIOLIN/GUITAR
ETHNIC music
Italian
Irish + Fiddle tunes
Country
and Western
Jewish
Hungarian
French
Polish
Latin
Greek
String Quartet
Jazz Duo
Irish Duo
Variety Duo
Classical Trio
Variety Trio
Weddings
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Holiday Parties
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Kentucky Derby Parties
Retirement Parties
Wine Tasting Parties
Please note OBrien Strings will also travel to Wallingford, Cheshire, Clinton, Madison, Westbrook, Marion, Milldale, Cutchogue, East Marion, Greenport, Guilford, Old Saybrook, Peconic, Southold, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Mattituck, Centerbrook, New Suffolk, Shelter Island Heights, Branford, Deep River, Essex, Laurel, Orient, Cobalt, Middle Haddam, New Britain, North Branford, Pequabuck.
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