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Alan Oresky

Violin from Laurel, MD - Will travel up to 90 miles
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140 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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100+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
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!

Nursing Home Event

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A five star rating isn't even an adequate number of stars to describe my experience with Alan. Prior to hearing him, I was leaning towards another violinist, but boy am I glad that I decided to give him a listen. Not only is he a PHENOMINAL musician with a vast musical repertoire, but he also has a BEAUTIFUL spirit! (feels genuine, not forced for the purpose of winning you over) He performed for our pre-Thanksgiving celebratory dinner at the nursing facility I work for, and to say that the residents and staff ABSOLUTLY LOVED him would be an UNDERSTATMENT! I totally recommend Alan to anyone looking for an accomplished violinist. He is truly a gem!

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Alan Oresky’s Response:

Thanks, Damien! It was a pleasure working with you and your very friendly and accommodating staff as well! All the Best for the New Year!

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Community Event

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Alan was very professional and good at his craft. I would hire him again!

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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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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Oct
3
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Mar
8
St. Pat's Party @McLean Community Center
McLean, VA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Jan
25
80th Birthday Party at Seasons 52
Rockville, MD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Dec
12
Corporate Function
Washington, DC
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Nov
21
Nursing Home Event
Arlington, VA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Nov
10
Wedding at the Masonic Lodge
Cockeysville, MD
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Oct
31
Community Event
Baltimore, MD
5:30 PM - 6:30 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
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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8 Videos
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