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Amante Strings

Ulster/saratoga/albany/lake George , NY
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LOCATION

Ulster/Saratoga/Albany/Lake George, NY US 12151 (map)

PHONE

914-715-1541

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Ceremony Music

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Viola, Violin

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Amante strings provided music at my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. They sounded amazing. Michelle is the point of contact and she was easy to work with. She is very flexible and offered to learn any music we wanted. I stuck to pretty traditional pieces and she had great suggestions. I was a little nervous early in the planning process because I never received the contract back and she didn’t respond to one of my e-mails. As the wedding day got closer, Michelle was very responsive both via e-mail and on the phone. We spoke at length about the ceremony and provided a draft of the program so they could coordinate appropriately. All musicians arrived on time and were dressed very professionally. Everyone loved the music and they made my walk down the isle that much more special!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Olivia
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend the Amante Strings. They really made my sister's wedding something special. They arrived well before the start of the ceremony and played for about half an hour beforehand. All the ceremony pieces were beautifully timed and played. And they looked very elegant. I thought their pricing was fair. We had asked for a few songs for the prelude music, but the priest asked that there be no secular music. They were very flexible in changing to appropriate pieces with no prior notice. And we got to hear the songs we wanted later at the reception. Thank you so much Amante Strings for making my sister's wedding so memorable.

I hope you are available next summer when my cousin gets married!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kate
Wedding:
6/30/2012
4.5/5.0
I was very impressed by Amante's resume and their willingness to learn any song, which was really a key reason I picked them. Overall, I was very pleased with their performance and the fact that they learned 3 songs just for my ceremony. It was a bit frustrating that they requested I find the sheet music, and in the right key for my vocalist. Their price was very affordable, but I probably spent an extra $50 on sheet music and then had to find somebody to transpose it. Luckily, I know musicians who were willing to do it for free. I guess that was my choice to have such a tailored ceremony, but I was under the impression when I hired them that they would take care of that stuff. And then they didn't show up with one of the songs I sent them, and my vocalist had to sing it in a key that was much too low for her. I also found communication in the months leading up to the wedding a bit difficult. However, the week of I felt confident in my choice and was very pleased with Amante's beautiful music. And as an artist myself, when one of the musicians walked up to my husband and I and declared "our strings will bind your love forever" I could have melted. I guess just be cautious when asking for something out-of-the-ordinary. Otherwise, Amante's has an impressive résumé for a reason, they are wonderful musicians and won't brake your bank!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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nyteacher8
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.8/5.0
They were just amazingly talented! I am so grateful they were able to play at my wedding. I was so happy with their service and they were very reasonable compared to other string bands. The only reason why I gave a 4.5 for responsiveness is that when I sent the deposit and contract, I waited a while for their response and amended contract and I was starting to get nervous because the check was cashed and I have not heard from them. And before my wedding they didn't start playing until they received the full balance in cash, so my guests were there waiting without music for a little and I thought that was not professional so that's why there was a 4.5 there. But other than that I really feel like they did a terrific job and was professional with attire, personality and talent. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Amante Strings responded with the following comments:

We unfortunately must ask for remaining balance in cash if it is to be paid on the day of the wedding because of a bad experience we had.Everything is clearly stated in the contract as to payment required prior to the start of the wedding.
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DPGR81
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Amante Strings, the perfect fit for a wedding ceremony. They are very talented professionals. They are great to work with. Extremely knowledgable and so helpful in the process of selecting the perfect songs. I highly recommend Amante Strings! 6 stars
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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LLbride
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
This group is very professional and flexible. They were very flexible with instrumentation and the music we chose (we weren't exactly "traditional" in our choices), their appearance was great and their playing was fantastic! I also heard them at another wedding where they played traditional music and they were just as awesome! And their pricing is very good! 5 stars all the way!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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BurlingtonBride
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
We chose Amante Strings for our ceremony music at the recommenation of our reception venue. We were looking for string musicians who were professional, talented, and within our budget, and Amante Strings exceeded our expectations. The website is great, and introduced different options for music that we had never thought of. It listed various songs to walk down the aisle to, from "Here Comes the Bride", to "Entrance of the Queen of Sheeba" to Irish folk songs. A week before the wedding we emailed Michelle our music selections. The day of the wedding the musicians arrived on time (coming all the way from New York), delighted our guests by playing for them for about 30 minutes prior to the ceremony, and did an amazing job with our selections. Their music was beautiful, and made the ceremony absolutely perfect.
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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