Ovation String Quartet

String Quartet from Minneapolis, MN - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$200 - $1200 per event
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About
Ovation String Quartet won the Gigmasters' Best of 2017 Award!!

Ovation String Quartet began from friendships and a mutual passion for making great music. Established in 2013, the group has become one of the most active quartets in the Twin Cities, performing for over 75 events per year. Corporate clients include Ameriprise, Northwestern Mutual, Doubletree Hotels, API Group, and Cozen O'Connor Law Firm.

What Makes Us Unique:

Superior Service. Our clients are important to us, and we provide personalized service at every step along the way.

Our repertoire list. We are a versatile group. Not only do we include many styles in our repertoire, but we love to play each and every variety. Our arrangements of popular music are created with great attention to detail so that they are engaging, beautiful, and a joy to play.

***Special Requests. If you have a song in mind and it's not already on our list, we will create a special arrangement at no extra cost (up to 2 per event). Other area ensembles charge for this service; not Ovation. Consider it a gift to you!

Flexibility. For smaller events, we also break down to a trio or duo. Additionally, we offer violin/piano or cello/piano combinations. This allows clients the ability to easily integrate Ovation into a particular venue size, or budget.

Sincerity. We maintain authentic friendships outside of our business, which we feel gives us exceptional energy, unity and passion when we play together.

Generosity. Believing in music's ability to cheer and move people, we bring music out into the community, not just to paying clients. We regularly share our music at Dunn Brothers, Butter Bakery & Underground Music Cafe, among other informal venues.


What to Expect:

During the planning process, you will receive a music planning checklist. We are there to help out as needed with making music decisions and planning related to the music.

If you have special music requests, we need to know them 30 days in advance in order to create the arrangement. There are also quartet arrangements of many pop songs through various music sites, and you are welcome to provide the music if within less than 30 days.

We will arrive 20-30 minutes ahead of our playing start time.

Our set-up time is very quick and efficient, and we won't be a distraction to other things going on.

Our dress is typically black, unless something else is preferred.

We will have all music organized and assembled so that each party of the event progresses seamlessly.


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25+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

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They were amazing all around. They communicated perfectly. They were accommodating to all my special requests and changes requested. They sounded great and our guests loved their songs. I would give my absolute highest recommendation to this group. - Jamie

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They were very easy to work with. arrived early and got all settled in. great job. nicely done

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Ovation String Quartet was great from start to finish. Great communication with answering all questions to providing recommendations. On our wedding day, we received rave reviews regarding the music we had before, during, and after our ceremony. We were so pleased with how the music pulled everything together. We highly recommend Ovation String Quartet!

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Ovation String Quartet’s Response:

Thanks, Rachel! Your wedding was beautiful and we had a great time. Congratulations and best wishes!!

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Ovation made our wedding so memorable! Thanks for being a part of our special day. David and Ben

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Ovation String Quartet’s Response:

Thank you for having Ovation play at your wedding!

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On time, wonderful job with very little to no direction at all and very professional. Definetly recommend.

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Wedding Reception

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Very professional and very accommodating to my special request, learning a song so that we could co-perform at the reception (having never rehearsed together). We had several wonderful complements from guests. I look forward to receiving our wedding video so that we can more fully appreciate the orchestra music all over again!!!! Thank you, Ovation Strings Quartet, for making our event so memorable.

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I booked ovation after reading positive online reviews and seeing their professional website. They customized 2 songs for our wedding upon request and really set the mood. What I most appreciated was their professionalism in booking, communication, and understanding the complexities of our unusual wedding timeline (we had cocktail hour first!). They worked with a flexible start time, arrived early, prepared special songs, and performed on a windy fall day. Highly recommend for setting a great mood with live music for your event.

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Ovation String Quartet’s Response:

Thank you, Jenifer. We were honored to be a part of your day!

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We booked our wedding with Ovation String Quartet 7 months in advance. Even though we live in Oregon (wedding was in Minneapolis), Laurie Melting was extremely prompt and very easy to work with. She made the planning process a breeze. During the day of the performance, Ovation String Quartet arrived early and were extremely professional. But the best part was the performance! Our guests were completely pleased as the music set the tone for the wedding. They were absolutely amazing. We would recommend them for ANY event. Thank you Ovation String Quartet for making our day very special!

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Engagement Party

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I was impressed with Laurie's willingness to arrange new (pop) music that wasn't in Ovation's repertoire. Communication was excellent - we sent something like 20 emails back and forth to talk about what I needed and to make sure everything went smoothly. Pricing was quite reasonable. Both Laurie and her accompanying cellist were very talented and professional, and the beautiful music made for an unforgettable proposal experience.

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The Ovation Quartet made our wedding beautiful. I loved hearing their music during my ceremony and cocktail hour. My guests high the highest remarks for them. They are talented, professional, and gave us a wonderful experience.

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2019
Oct
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Wedding Ceremony
Chaska, MN
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2020
Jul
25
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Aug
18
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
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3
Wedding Ceremony
Rush City, MN
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jun
10
Wedding Ceremony
Lakeville, MN
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Jun
2
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Paul, MN
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2017
Dec
24
Church Service
Maple Grove, MN
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Sep
23
Wedding Ceremony
Minneapolis, MN
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Aug
19
Wedding Ceremony
Minneapolis, MN
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Aug
13
Fundraiser
Minneapolis, MN
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Jul
15
Wedding Ceremony
Minneapolis, MN
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Jul
7
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Paul, MN
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding
Saint Paul, MN
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding Ceremony
Stillwater, MN
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Over The Rainbow
The Man I Love
Gershwin
Body and Soul
String Quartets
Mozart
Air from Suite No. 3
J.S. Bach
All I Ask of You
Lloyd-Weber
Arioso
J.S. Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel
As Time Goes By
Ashokan Farewell
Ave Maria
Schubert
Brandenburg Concerto #2 and #3
Bach
Canon
Pachelbel
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart
El Relicario
Padilla
Eleanor Rigby
Beatles
Fireworks Music
Handel
Flower Duet from Lakme
Delibes
Four Seasons
Vivaldi
Gift of Love
arr. Hopson
Here, There and Everywhere
Beatles
I Got Rhythm
It Had to be You
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
Londerry Air
Traditional
Meditation from "Thais"
Massenet
Misty
Garner
Sheep May Safely Graze
J.S. Bach
Someone to Watch Over Me
Gershwin
Stormy Weather
The Prayer
David Foster
Trumpet Tune
Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Water Music
Handel
When I'm 64
Beatles
Yellow
Coldplay
All of Me
John Legend
All You Need is Love
Beatles
Anna Sun
Walk the Moon
Back in Black
AC/DC
Bang My Drum All Day
Todd Rudgren
Best Day of My Life
American Authors
Blackbird
Beatles
Bless the Broken Road
Rascal Flatts
Book of Love
Peter Gabriel
Call Me Maybe
Carly Rae Jepsen
Can You Feel the Love
Elton John
Concerning Hobbits
Howard Shore
Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Don’t Know Why
Norah Jones
Don’t Stop Believin’
Journey
Fields of Gold
Sting/Eva Cassidy
Flightless Bird
American Mouth
Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen
Halo
Beyonce
Happy Together
The Turtles
Here Comes the Sun
Beatles
Here
There & Everywhere
I Do
Colbie Caillat
I Want to Hold Your Hand
Beatles
I Will Wait
Mumford & Sons
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
I’m Kissing You
Des’ree
I’m Yours
Jason Mraz
Imagine
Lennon
In My Life
Beatles
In Your Eyes
Peter Gabriel
Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
Just the Way You Are
Bruno Mars
Just Like Heaven
The Cure
Kids
MGMT
Kiss
Prince
Let It Be
Beatles
Livin’ Thing
ELO
Love and Affection
Nelson
Love Actually
P.M. & Portugese Theme
Lucky
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Make You Feel My Love
Dylan/Adele
Making Memories of Us
Keith Urban
Marry Me
Train
Marry You
Bruno Mars
Mirrors
Justin Timberlake
Moondance
Van Morrison
No One’s Gonna Love You
Band of Horses
Nothing Else Matters
Metallica
Oh Darlin’
Beatles
On Top of The World
Imagine Dragons
One I Love
David Gray
Open Your Eyes
John Legend
Paradise
Coldplay
Penny Lane
Beatles
Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix
Purple Rain
Prince
Rain Song
Led Zeppelin
Right Above It
Li’l Wayne
Secrets
One Republic
Shambala
Three Dog Night
Skinny Love
Bon Iver / Birdy
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Story of My Life
One Direction
Sweet Child O’Mine
Guns & Roses
Sweet Disposition
Temper Trap
Thank You
Led Zeppelin
Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Turn to Stone
ELO
(The) Way I Am
Ingrid Michaelson
Whatever It Is
Zac Brown Band
When I’m 64
Beatles
Will Always Love You
Whitney Houston
Wonderwall
Oasis
You and I
Ingrid Michaelson
You Make Lovin’ Fun
Fleetwood Mac
Your Song
Elton John
You’re My Best Friend
Queen
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Please note Ovation String Quartet will also travel to Saint Paul, Arden Hills, Hopkins, Mendota, Plymouth, Bloomington, Mendota Heights, Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Osseo, South Saint Paul, Wayzata, Circle Pines, Inver Grove Heights, Champlin, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Crystal Bay, Long Lake, Newport, Savage, Willernie, Excelsior, Hamel, Saint Paul Park, Dayton, Hugo.
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