Alan Oresky

Violin from Laurel, MD - Will travel up to 90 miles
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137 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2004
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$300 - $2800 per event
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About
I have free-lanced in the Baltimore-Washington area for fifty (50!) years. I play just about all styles, including light classical, traditional/international folk (including Klezmer,) bluegrass, Irish, swing and jazz. I lead jazz and swing instrumental duos and trios. For wedding ceremonies, I play violin or mandolin with optional guitar, cello or piano accompaniment. At the present time I am NOT leading string ensembles larger than a trio (e.g., string quartets.) When I am not leading small groups or soloing, I can frequently be found playing as a sideman in bluegrass groups and even a Gypsy jazz group. The audio clips included on this member profile page are of my light classical solo playing in addition to selected tracks (as indicated by an *) from my self-produced CD originally released in 1994: "A Dream of Peace." I recently added a track I composed for the Fabrangen Fiddlers' album "American Chai," originally released in 1978, and now finally available on CD. It is "Avrum's Nigun" (Abram's tune) and is a good sample of the ethnic dance material I still perform.
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Funeral

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Couldn’t have been more pleased with Alan’s performance. Our guest were very complimentary. I would hire him again most definitely.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Alan was amazing! He was a hit with the family at my father’s 80th birthday party. He played the traditional Irish music as requested, and we loved every moment!

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Corporate Function

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Alan was a pleasure to work with and his musical performance was the perfect background for our school dinner. Would definitely recommend!

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Memorial Service

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I contacted Alan regarding a memorial service for my recently departed SO/Partner. His participation was a huge addition to what we had envisioned for the life celebration. I had some specific requests which he accommodated wonderfully and we threw a few last minutes curves at him in terms of adding another musician. He was professional in how he handled himself and the last minutes changes, performed beautifully and was a real gentleman. At the end of the service, people got out of their seats and danced. Could not have been a better ending to what Alison and I had envisioned.

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Private Party

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I hired Alan to play at a launch party for me. He arrived on time, set up and played is heart out. I would hire him again and again.

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Meeting

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Excellent performer, Made my proposal quite special particularly with the dual violin/mandolin demonstration. Thank you so much for your assistance and on short notice Mr. Oresky!

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Wedding

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Alan did an outstanding job. It was a wedding with a mixed age group and both Alan and the music fit in very nicely.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Without Alan, my wedding day would not have been complete. The music he played helped to set the tone for my wedding day. He was very wonderful and easy to work with. I asked him to play a certain song as I walked down the aisle, which he did without a problem. I would truly recommend Alan for any event. I can not say enough praises about him.

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Alan Oresky’s Response:

Thanks for that nice review, Jenny! All the Best!

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Wedding

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What a great experience! Alan was great with communication and feedback. He offered us suggestions for our wedding ceremony music and arranged several songs that we wanted to hear but he didn't have in his repertoire. Alan was prepared and ready to go at ceremony time. It was like he had practiced with us the night before. Seamless. I would highly recommend Alan and whomever he brings to play with him. We have received so many compliments regarding his musical talents and that of his co-musician, Esther Haynes. Bravo to both!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Alan played the mandolin for our garden wedding ceremony. He has a wide range of music he can play and my guests were impressed with his ability. His mandolin-playing added a beautiful touch to the ceremony. I would highly recommend Alan for any event.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Nov
10
Wedding at the Masonic Lodge
Cockeysville, MD
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Oct
12
Wedding Music at National Cathedral
Washington, DC
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Sep
14
Wedding at Dulaney's Overlook
Frederick, MD
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2019
Aug
17
Family Dinner Party at Maggiano's
Washington, DC
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jun
19
Funeral
Waldorf, MD
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
Jun
8
AO Duo: Wedding@Kent Manor Inn
Stevensville, MD
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Jun
2
Solo set @Wash. Folk Festival
Glen Echo, MD
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Jun
1
Wedding Ceremony
Potomac, MD
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
May
25
Bar Mitzvah Luncheon at Temple Sinai
Washington, DC
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
May
16
Wedding at Quiet Waters Park
Annapolis, MD
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
2019
Mar
23
Birthday Party (Adult)
Mount Joy, PA
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2019
Mar
10
St. Pat's Party at Colvin Run Dance Hall
Great Falls, VA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Feb
14
Valentine's Day Party
Hanover, MD
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
SELECTED WEDDING REPERTOIRE
Alan Oresky, violin (& mandolin)
Air (on the G String)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Air from "The Water Music"
G. F. Handel
Allegro (Autumn) from "The Four Seasons"
A. Vivaldi
Allegro (Spring) from "The Four Seasons"
A. Vivaldi
Andante from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arioso
J. S. Bach
Ashokan Farewell
Jay Ungar
Ave Maria
Franz Schubert
Be Thou My Vision
Trad. Irish Ballad
Bist Du Bei Mir (see audio clip)
J. S. Bach
Bourree from "The Water Music" (see video clip)
G. F. Handel
Bourree in G
J. S. Bach
Canon in D (see video clip)
Johann Pachelbel
Choson Kalle Mazel Tov
Trad. Chassidic
Clair De Lune
Claude Debussy
Der Heyser Bulgar
Klezmer/E. European
Dodi Li
Israeli
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
G. F. Handel
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Israeli
Gavotte
Padre Martini
Gavotte I from "Cello Sonata"
J. S. Bach
Gavotte in G minor
J. S. Bach
Gavottes I and II in D
J. S. Bach
Hava Nagila
Trad. Chassidic
Hornpipe in D from "The Water Music"
G. F. Handel
Hornpipe in F from "The Water Music" (see audio clip)
G. F. Handel
Humoresque
Antonin Dvorak
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
J. S. Bach
La Rejouissance from "The Royal Fireworks"
George Frederick Handel
Largo from "The Four Seasons" (see video clip)
Antonio Vivaldi
Meditation from "Thais"
Jules Massenet
Minuet in G
J. S. Bach
Miscellaneous Irish Baroque Tunes
Turlough O'Carolan
Miscellaneous Sephardic Songs
Traditional Mediterranean
Morning Has Broken
Traditional
Od Yishoma (several settings)
Trad. Chassidic
Ode to Joy
Ludwig van Beethoven
Prelude from "Te Deum"
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Romanian Hora & Bulgar
Klezmer
Rondeau
Jean Joseph Mouret
Serenade from "String Quartet, Op. 3, #5"
Franz Joseph Haydn
Sheep May Safely Graze
J. S. Bach
Simon Tov & Mazel Tov
Trad. Chassidic
The Minstrel Boy
Trad. Irish Ballad
The Water Is Wide
Trad. Irish Ballad
Trumpet Tune (see audio clip)
Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary
Jeremiah Clarke
Wachet Auf
J. S. Bach
Wedding March (processional)
Richard Wagner
Wedding March (recessional)
Felix Mendelssohn
Header Photo
Lloyd Wolf
Lead photo on press kit
Lloyd Wolf
PHOTO CREDITS:
Photo #2
Frank Sparber
Photo #3
Seymour Oresky
Photo #s 4, 10 & 13
Lloyd Wolf
Photo #5
Bonnie J. Schupp
Photo #6
Lory Werths
Photo #12
Shelly Bobruska
Photo #16
Sara Kushner
Photo #17
Tonya Williams-Walker
Photos #18-19
Jaime Windon
Photo #20, w/Esther Haynes
Lincoln McGhee
Photos #23-25
Jessica Crawford
Photo #26
by Alicia Bruce, Love Knot Photo
Photo #27
by Lisa Robin
Photo #28
by Arlene Jaye
Video Clips of Alan seated are courtesy of
Carroll Brown / EyeMaster
Jewish wedding video clips are courtesy of
Cliff Matheson
Violin
Mandolin
Fiddler
Celtic Fiddler
Classical Violin
Jazz Violin
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Alan Oresky will also travel to Southern Facility, Annapolis Junction, Savage, Beltsville, Burtonsville, Southern Md Facility, Columbia, Fulton, Jessup, Fort George G Meade, Greenbelt, Silver Spring, Simpsonville, Spencerville, Bowie, College Park, Ashton, Clarksville, Glenn Dale, Hanover, Highland, Lanham, Odenton, Adelphi Chillum, Elkridge, Harmans, Riverdale, Sandy Spring, Severn, Bladensburg.
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