Sunday, July 10, 2016

Above the Heat at Alta Lodge

Alta Lodge is nestled at the top of the mountains with a beautiful, green and blue mountain backdrop. This July day was downright balmy with thick clouds and a slight breeze. But the weather held out perfectly for the outdoor wedding ceremony on the deck.

For the ceremony, the happy couple requested:
Canon in D – Pachelbel,
Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach
Here Comes the Sun – Beatles

When Tim saw his bride, his eyes got a little wet. Then, during the ceremony, Morgan laugh/cried as she looked at him and they happy cried together. Morgan and Tim lit their candles, and together lit the unity candle, with the help of their brothers as wind shields.

The wedding party went inside for cozy cocktails just as we started to feel the chilly temps. We accompanied cocktails and dinner in the dining room. Some selections were:

Can’t Help Falling In Love with You – Elvis Presley
Oh Happy Day - Hawkins
The Rose – McBroom
Bittersweet Symphony – Mick Jagger
When I’m 64 – Beatles
Viva La Vida – Coldpllay
As Time Goes By - Hupfeld
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
Hallelujah – Cohen
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Wouldn’t It Be Nice – Beach Boys
Sweet Home Alabama – Van Zant, King, Rossington
Paradise – Coldplay
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
Surely the Presence of the Lord is in This Place – Wolfe

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Dinner Party

Strings of Elegance had a unique opportunity to play for the Tanner Lectures Board Dinner, a gathering of presidents from several universities, including Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and Harvard. What an honor to play for such a prestigious group! The president of University of Utah expressed "we enjoyed your wide variety of music, from Beethoven to Beatles."
Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Vahalla/Odin Deck

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Chapel Wedding Ceremony

 This traditional ceremony was a perfect representation of a classic chapel wedding at the White Memorial Chapel in SLC
We played prelude music as guests were being seated, Canon in D for the wedding line, Bridal Chorus for the bridal procession, and Wedding March for the recessional following the ceremony. 
Congratulations Michelle & Jake!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Graduation Ceremony

Congratulations Class of 2016!
 Celebrating with live music from Strings of Elegance
Pomp and Circumstance by Edward Elgar
The Star Spangled Banner
Light classical music for prelude/postlude and distribution of diplomas

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Snow Basin Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail Hour


Our Bride requested "All of Me" by John Legend for the wedding line processional and "All You Need is Love" by The Beatles for the recessional. It is with requests like these that keep each wedding ceremony we play for unique and exciting!
During the cocktail hour, while the new Mr. and Mrs. took pictures, we played a combination of both classical and contemporary music. 
 On our way out we couldn't help but take advantage of the fun picture opportunities!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Mother's Day Tea Party

 Our quartet was asked to play for a Mother's Day Tea Party!
We played a nice variety of background music, 
perfectly suited for this female affair. 


Friday, February 19, 2016

Company Christmas Party at Snow Basin

In December we played for a Company Christmas Party up in the mountains. A former couple who's wedding we played for many years prior both work for the company and highly recommended us for the event; it was fun to see them again still happily married many years later. We performed lovely arrangements of traditional holiday carols. Thanks to Abbie and Tara for subbing. We look forward to sharing our string quartet music at many more events to come in 2016!

String quartet setting up at Needles Lodge, Snow Basin

Gondola ride back down the mountain... we've done this many times before for other events (many of them being weddings) but this was our first time in the dark of night in the middle of snowy winter