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Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo

Concord , MA
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Concord, MA US 01742 (map)

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978-287-0244

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ABOUT US

Alla Breve is a guitar and flute duo dedicated to providing live music that is perfectly suited for any occasion. Choose from a broad range of music styles, including a sophisticated... Read more
Alla Breve is a guitar and flute duo dedicated to providing live music that is perfectly suited for any occasion. Choose from a broad range of music styles, including a sophisticated classical repertoire, tasteful and creative jazz standards and originals, and recognized and well-loved popular favorites. Or, request a sensitive blend of styles. Alla Breve's smooth and lyrical sound can provide the ideal atmosphere for weddings, cocktail & social hours, rehearsal dinners, or bridal showers.


The husband-wife team of guitarist Steven Kirby and flutist Kristine Kirby has performed at hundreds of weddings and other events over the years. Their partnership conveys the sense of harmony and rapport that only comes with years of sharing the enriching experience of dedicated professional musicianship. Through association with a network of other such professionals, the players are also available in trios, quartets or as soloists for events calling for larger or smaller ensembles. Read less
Ceremony Music , Band

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Acoustic, Classic Rock, Classical, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo
What instruments does your group play?
Flute, Guitar

REVIEWS

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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Alla Breve Guitar and Flute were AMAZING at my wedding. They played beautiful music, that guests of all ages enjoyed. They added that extra "something" to my special day, and I would recommend them to anyone!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Sandra
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Steven and Kristine were great to work with and sounded amazing. They have a great repertoire of music in a number of styles and they were very willing to find and perform the additional music we wanted for our ceremony and during the cocktail hour. My fiance wanted us to walk out to the theme song from Rocky, and I was surprised with how great a flute and guitar could make that song sound; they clearly took the time to practice it for us. I recommend this team, they helped to make our day perfect.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo responded with the following comments:

Thank you - It was our pleasure!
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Michele
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding guests commented on Alla Breve's delightful music during the cocktail hour. They provided an enjoyable prelude to the evening with their music. Thank you!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristine was absolutely amazing to work with! She was so responsive to all my emails and questions I had and on the day of my wedding, I didn't need to worry about anything. The music at my ceremony and cocktail hour was absolutely beautiful and it added such a great touch to the day! I would recommend Alla Breve to any of my friends looking for an added touch to their special day. Thank you again Kristine and Steven for making our wedding such a special day!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Kristyn
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
The Alla Breve Duo were absolutely amazing! I had a beach ceremony in Hyannis, MA and it was so romantic. The music added to it and made my wedding vision complete. They are great to work with and respond to you very quickly. I would hire them again and I absolutely would recommend them!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Lisa
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Alla Breve Duo. Kristine and Steve were very professional and easy to work with. They played music for our ceremony and cocktail hour, and listened to all the requests that I had. All of our guests were complementing the music and saying how beautifully they played. I was so glad that I chose them to be a part of our wedding ceremony.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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S.
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Alla Breve was wonderful. The music was everything that we hoped for and then some. It was the perfect choice for the perfect day- there is absolutely nothing I would change about the music. It was important to have live music at the outdoor ceremony and they delivered. We are still getting compliments about the music months after the wedding!
If you want professional, courteous, excellent musicians for your wedding, I would suggest that you contact Alla Breve.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind & uplifting words, and for taking the time to offer your feedback!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Would hire this duo again in a heartbeat! The music was beautiful and the planning process was stress-free with many options and a lot of flexibility.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We booked Alla Breve Duo for our ceremony music and cocktail hour and were extremely happy!
They are a great value and very responsive over email and phone.
I met them at a local expo and listened to their CD and the live music was just amazing. They played all of our selections and we got rave reviews from our guests.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The Alla Breve Guitar & Flute Duo performed at my Daughter's wedding ceremony and cocktail hour at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Ma. My daughter had a specific vision for the ceremony music and provided them with sheet music of songs she wanted and they carried it of beautifully. They are true professionals, easy to work with and I highly recommend them.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Janet
Wedding:
3/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristene was an absolute joy to work with. She is extremely talented and professional. The music Kristene and Steve played at our wedding was beautiful!! We received compliments on our selection of musicians from all of our guests. Live musicians certainly add a very special touch to all occasions and provide a very memorable event. Kristene and Steve are a wonderful choice. I will always remember the beautiful music they played at our wedding. Janet Curran
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Barbara
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Alla Breva Duo added magic to my ceremony. Kristine was very easy to work with and they are quite affordable. They were EXACTLY what I was looking for for my ceremony music. I would wholeheartedly recommend them for any event. We chose classical music since we wanted something fairly traditional, but their repertoire runs from popular to jazz to classical. They can do anything!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Alle Breve did an outstanding job providing musice during our daughter's wedding ceremony and at the following cocktail hour . Their musical selection was extensive, extremely well performed and they were easy to work with. I highly recommned them.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Alla Breve's beautiful music added so much to our wedding ceremony. Kristine was very professional, helpful and easy to work with from the very beginning, even though we made several changes along the way. They were also flexible with the unexpected changes the day of the wedding. Highly recommend!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mary
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Alla Breve made my daughters outdoor wedding very special. The music was perfect for the ceremony and drinks and appetizers after. Everyone commented that they added the perfect touch
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Roger
Wedding:
8/26/2012
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to work with them and they were good at steering us thru some of the music we required, not only giving us what we wanted but also suggestions to improve our selection.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo have a large song list to choose from. Our interest was in classical and popular/romantic and we were able to find everything we were looking for (and more!)

They sounded beautiful and and it was truly an elegant touch to our ceremony and cocktail hour. We received so many positive comments about their work from our guests.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lea
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
They were very easy to work with and everyone at the wedding loved the live music during the ceremony/cocktail hour.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kara
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The Alla Breve duo was WONDERFUL. I didn't even meet them before the event, but they showed up on time, played absolutely beautiful music, and added a lot to our day. We were so grateful to have them!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Dana
Wedding:
5/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Alla Breve Guitar and Flute duo was beyond five stars.
They performed the ceremony music for my wedding.
It was beyond excellent. They went over all the music with me,
and made sure I was happy before my big day.
I highly recommend them.!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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AllaBreveDuoFans
Wedding:
4/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Weddings ceremonies are traditionally performed in churches or chapels. Churches and chapels traditionally have organs. So, traditionally, wedding ceremonies are accompanied by organ music.
There is a much better way.
From the beginning, a flute and guitar have it all over an organ. As guests and bridal party arrive and are seated or prepare, their music created a light and joyful mood anticipating what was to come. Then, Alla Breve's performance of “The Bridal Chorus” featured a delicacy and elegance exquisitely appropriate to the occasion of a bride walking down the aisle to her wedding.
We had planned a ceremony centered about the love of a man and a woman so our readings and music were selected from love songs past and recent. In one of our selections, the bride and groom read alternate verses from Jim Croce's "Time in a Bottle" while Steve of Alla Breve played the tune softly in the background. Bride and groom both read the final verse after which Kristine joined in with her flute and the duo played several minutes of the song. The beauty of the music overcame us. The justice of the peace had to stand back. Unplanned, we, the bride and groom, embraced and danced to the music right there in the chapel, in the middle of the ceremony. No organ could ever inspire that.
Make no mistake. This music is not just guitar chords with flute highlights as you might find in today's country or popular recordings. This is detailed, nuanced, in depth performance of music that you may have heard before - but not like this. This was like having Joe Pass, Pat Metheney or Wes Montgomery on guitar and Ian Anderson, James Galway or Julius Baker playing flute at our ceremony!
For our recessional, we requested a "jazzy" rendition of "The Best is Yet to Come". Again we found ourselves provoked to dance down the aisle as Alla Breve's music filled the chapel.
We were privileged to have Steve and Kristine play at our wedding reception as well. Their repertoire is incredible! When presented with a request for music by a particular artist, they always had numerous pieces to offer. Our guests all inquired about and commented on how great the music had been.
Kristine and Steve of Alla Breve contributed so much to make our wedding a unique and beautiful occasion. The sounds of their flute and guitar will always be a part of our memories of that special day.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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minroberts
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo did such a wonderful job at my wedding ceremony this past September. The music sounded wonderful and was exactly what I had been hoping for!! And Kristine was very responsive and easy to work with in the planning of the music at the ceremony. I would recommend them to anyone who is looking for this kind of music at their wedding!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
We were looking for a guitar for our ceremony, but didn't want just a guitar so it was perfect when we found Alla Breve. Their music is absolutely beautiful and the guitar and flute compliment each other so well. It was so easy to do business with them as well. We were running late on our ceremony music choices and when I asked for Come Away with Me for our recessional just a few days prior, Kristine said it would be no problem at all. It was so beautiful!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Thomas Robillard
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I talked mostly with Kristine from Alla Breve and I can't speak highly enough of her. I found her to be extremely helpful answering all my questions. She was very responsive to all of our quirky requests. I can honestly say that this was the only part of the wedding that went off without a hitch! My guests all raved about the quality of their sound, and the OLD MANSE where the ceremony was held, asked me for their contact info so that they could give it out to others. I could not be more pleased with Alla Breve! Thank you Kristine!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/10/2010
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with Kristine and Steve. Their price was reasonable and they were very professional leading up to the wedding, discussing music with us and even learning a new song that we wanted to use for the ceremony. They arrived and set up with plenty of time and were professional and seamless. Their music on our wedding day was gorgeous and really added a lot to the overall mood of the wedding. They are highly recommended!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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stephanie
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo were wonderful to work with for our daughter's wedding. Their music is beautiful. Everyone commented on the ceremony music. It is obvious that they enjoy what they do. I would highly recommend them. This is a professional duo who make it easy to do business with.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Neeta
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
We heard Alla Breve perform ceremony music at a friends wedding and it was so beautiful, I knew we’d want to book them for our wedding. They are extremely professional and very easy to work with. Their free demo CD was very helpful in making our song selections. At our wedding, they were on time and performed beautifully. We would highly recommend them!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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lindsayg
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
The guitar and flute are a perfect combination! We had a guest at our wedding who is a music teacher and has perfect pitch, and she said that Kristine and Steve were perfect. We were impressed with them from the moment we heard them at a wedding showcase, and grew to be more and more happy, as we met with them, discussed the song list, and then actually walked down the aisle.
They provided us with the perfect mix of religious and secular music for the cocktail hour, and they played our religious ceremony music perfectly.
They arrived well before they needed to, and dressed to fit our black tie affair. I would definitely recommend them- no question!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Tanya
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I am so happy that I picked Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo to play during my wedding ceremony. They were very nice to work with - always professional and helped us select beautiful music for every aspect of our ceremony. Their music added a touch of elegance to our ceremony and I am very pleased with their services.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lynne
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Alla Breve Duo could not have been easier. Their demo CD was very helpful in deciding on songs. The music was beautifully played, even while Kristine had a cast on her wrist - I don't know how she did this, but it sounded great!
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JackieAndWilliam
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Alla Breve was a joy to work with. We had picked up their CD at a bridal show and listened to it many weeks later. While doing so, their Pachelbel's Cannon was like none we had ever heard. It was definitely traditional and incredibly beautiful (i.e. there was a timelessness to it), but there was personality and texture to it which was distinctly Kristine's - as if the person performing the piece had a deep and personal understanding of the music. Because of this piece, we contacted them about playing at our wedding.

The wedding itself was held in a very large living room at a club in Boston. So, we wanted them to play while people mingled beforehand and also to play the processional and recessional. We knew the kind of music we wanted, but were not using a wedding planner, so didn't know which specific pieces to request.

Kristine was generous with her time and was able listen to what we wanted and make the right suggestions as we also had short intermezzos in between the readings. And even though they did make particular suggestions, we never felt as if we were being asked or forced to choose this piece or that. It was clear that this was our wedding and they wanted to reflect that in the music.

Afterwards, many of the guests gave unsolicited praise for Alla Breve. They also executed flawlessly during the intermezzos which need to start and end without a distinct cue.

Many of our vendors were husband and wife duos. In the end we found that this is fertile ground for great chemistry and a deeper sense of caring about the work they do. Kristine and Steve are no exception. They work together in a way which only comes by living together for many years. We would hire them again in an instant.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Maria
Wedding:
7/6/2003
5.0/5.0
guitar and flute duo, sent me their cd, music was beautiful. they play a wide selection of traditional, jewish, classical, jazz and popular music. unique, gentle sound. played at the ceremony and the cocktail hour, very attentive to what i wanted for my wedding, high level of professionalism and honesty.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo were extremely easy to work with and met all of our expectations. Their music was beautiful and easily fit the vibe of our ceremony. They were wonderful in terms of meeting with us before our wedding to review all of our ceremony song selections, as well as offered us great feedback about what songs we may want to consider. I would highly recommend this team to any bride and groom!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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justmarried
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.7/5.0
I was so happy that Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo made it such an easy experience for my wedding. The group is very professional and respond back to you very quickly. I would highly recommend them. My wedding guests came up to me after the ceremony and telling me how wonderful they sounded. They made my ceremony so special. Thanks for making my wedding so beautiful!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.7/5.0
Alla Breve provided beautiful music for my ceremony. They played exactly what I wanted and I had to do minimal planning with them. My trolley was late so they had to play a little longer in the beginning than originally planned. Everyone at the ceremony thought they did a great job. The only problem I had was that Kristine put my wedding in her calendar on the wrong date so when I called a week before to confirm, she said that they didn't have my wedding in their book. Also, she said they never got my payment to hold the date, when in fact, they did. I showed them the cleared check, and later she found my wedding in her book under a different date. Fortunately, they hadn't booked anyone else, so they came and played for us. They are great, but just confirm your date well in advance :)
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Alla Breve Guitar and Flute Duo responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much for your feedback & your kind words! Yes, I do remember there was a brief confusion about your date and payment. However, I just want to add that we did have other records which confirmed your payment, and that we will ALWAYS honor our confirmed bookings! In the very rare event that a double booking somehow occurs we will never leave a client in the lurch - we will always see to it that you have highly skilled replacement musicians playing the same instruments for your event! Please contact us if you have any questions on our policy.
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0808Bride
Wedding:
8/8/2009
4.7/5.0
Kristine and Steve were very easy to work with. They were willing to work with a family member who was singing at the wedding. The ceremony music was beautiful. The day of the wedding, Kristine was not able to make it, but the sub they had sounded good. I was never notified of this change though - I didn't care since it worked out fine, but I know other may have.
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.6/5.0
Our ceremony and cocktail music was lovely. The flute and guitar gave a calm, sweet, and welcoming vibe to the whole thing. The duo communicated well with us via e-mail and the music sounds very much like what you hear on the samples on their CD or website. They were able to take our music requests into consideration and give some advice about some song traditions
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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carol
Wedding:
7/8/2012
4.5/5.0
My parents suggested Alla Breve after they heard them at a wedding. I think that says a lot about Alla Breve since their performance was memorable. You can also listen to them on their website and they have helpful planning tools there as well. Kristine was very helpful throughout the planning process. It was easy to work with her and she even worked out a new rendition of a song I wanted shortened. They work well with your preferences and the flute and guitar sound beautiful together.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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jmb
Wedding:
11/17/2007
4.5/5.0
Alla Breve is a guitar and flute duo - their music is beautiful! We had them play during our ceremony as well as for the cocktail hour. We picked out all of the ceremony songs - but they were very helpful with suggestions (we had a difficult time picking out a song for the procession). During the cocktail hour they did their own thing and they played a great mix of music - current songs, jazz, classical, etc). We even had guests mention to us how fantastic they were!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kjhayes
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.1/5.0
Very speedy in communication. Thought all music was flowing day of wedding, but when I watched my video one song was played that I did not choose, even though I knew it was wrong it still sounded great and everyone seemed to enjoy it as the grandparents walked down the aisle.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
Working with the duo leading up to the wedding was great and they were very flexible in helping us to pick the right music. The day of our wedding I didn't even have a conversation with them which I think is a good thing because it means that they set everything up independently (and it was done exactly as I had hoped) and played the music we had requested on cue etc.
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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