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Arioso Strings

Cary , NC
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Cary, NC 27511 US (map)

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919-616-0418

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Arioso Strings creates the ultimate elegant wedding or event.

Performing in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. Providing live classical music that will add the perfect... Read more
Arioso Strings creates the ultimate elegant wedding or event.

Performing in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area. Providing live classical music that will add the perfect elegance, and beauty to your wedding. String Quartets, String Quintets, String Trios, Violin & Cello Duos, Violin & Guitar Duos and several Instrumental Soloists. Our soloists include classical guitar, violin, cello, trumpet and a wonderful vocalist to make your special occasion perfect.

These highly trained and experienced professionals play with the NC Symphony, The Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle, DPAC, The NC Theater, The Carolina Ballet and the North Carolina Opera. Their years of experience performing together create the best live classical music in the area.

Mary Page Block, owner of Arioso Strings, enjoys working with couples to create an elegant atmosphere for one of the most important times of their lives. She is experienced with the musical coordination of hundreds of weddings from large formal events to small casual gatherings of a few friends. Her knowledge, experience and organization make the planning process for this portion of the wedding stress-free and wonderful for the couple getting married.

Arioso String's on-line music sample collection is one of the largest in the country. It allows our clients to easily hear many of their musical options. These are performed by the musicians of Arioso Strings and the quality of the samples allows one to truly experience the musicians beforehand and to easily choose their ideal music.

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Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1-3, 4-6
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Guitar, Trumpet, Viola, Violin
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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dana
Wedding:
6/3/2017
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings played for my daughter's wedding and they were incredible! Mary Block is wonderful to work with, very responsive and extremely helpful in picking out music selections. We had a quartet and they were perfect, playing each piece exactly as we requested. No need to look any further, they are the best!!
Arioso Strings played for my daughter's wedding and they were incredible! Mary Block is wonderful to work with, very Read more...
Arioso Strings played for my daughter's wedding and they were incredible! Mary Block is wonderful to work with, very responsive and extremely helpful in picking out music selections. We had a quartet and they were perfect, playing each piece exactly as we requested. No need to look any further, they are the best!! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

I'm so glad we could play! It was an upbeat, contemporary ceremony and cocktail hour. We especially enjoyed performing a contemporary oriented ceremony with pieces from Coldplay, the movie Emma, Hoppopolla and Starlight by Muse. They worked beautifully and I'm glad we could put together music that was something your daughter loved!
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Briana
Wedding:
7/30/2016
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married on July 30, 2016 at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC. Arioso Strings performed the prelude, processional and recessional music, and it was simply magical. Our guests were blown away by the talent and professionalism of our string quartet and could not stop talking about the beautifully performed music days after our event. The music samples provided on their website are beautiful but do not fully capture the the talent of the musicians - they are amazing! Mary was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was responsive and even helped me select the song I would walk down the aisle to, which was very special. If you are still looking for that important and final touch to your wedding ceremony, I would highly recommend hiring Arioso Strings to perform on your special day!
My husband and I got married on July 30, 2016 at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC. Arioso Strings performed the prelude, Read more...
My husband and I got married on July 30, 2016 at The Cotton Room in Durham, NC. Arioso Strings performed the prelude, processional and recessional music, and it was simply magical. Our guests were blown away by the talent and professionalism of our string quartet and could not stop talking about the beautifully performed music days after our event. The music samples provided on their website are beautiful but do not fully capture the the talent of the musicians - they are amazing! Mary was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was responsive and even helped me select the song I would walk down the aisle to, which was very special. If you are still looking for that important and final touch to your wedding ceremony, I would highly recommend hiring Arioso Strings to perform on your special day! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much to Mary and the team at Arioso. Mary is so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and I when I wasn't sure what version of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" I wanted the guitarist to play, she sent me links and even connected me with him so I could chat. He did a great job as well! My dad (who is a musician) was very impressed.

Thank you so much Arioso! Hope to work with y'all again soon. xox Nicole & Rob
Thank you so much to Mary and the team at Arioso. Mary is so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and I when I wasn't sure Read more...
Thank you so much to Mary and the team at Arioso. Mary is so incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and I when I wasn't sure what version of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" I wanted the guitarist to play, she sent me links and even connected me with him so I could chat. He did a great job as well! My dad (who is a musician) was very impressed.

Thank you so much Arioso! Hope to work with y'all again soon. xox Nicole & Rob Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
When we told our officiant who we selected for music, she said, "You've got the best." We certainly did have the best. Mary Block helped us set up a beautiful musical program and my husband and I , as well as all of our guests, were blown away by how well Petia, Emi and Lindsay played. It really made a huge difference in the feeling of the day. In fact, my sister-in-law was so moved by the music, the prelude brought tears to her eyes. We would highly recommend our trio, and Arioso Strings, without reservation!
When we told our officiant who we selected for music, she said, "You've got the best." We certainly did have the best. Read more...
When we told our officiant who we selected for music, she said, "You've got the best." We certainly did have the best. Mary Block helped us set up a beautiful musical program and my husband and I , as well as all of our guests, were blown away by how well Petia, Emi and Lindsay played. It really made a huge difference in the feeling of the day. In fact, my sister-in-law was so moved by the music, the prelude brought tears to her eyes. We would highly recommend our trio, and Arioso Strings, without reservation! Read less
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Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

It was a delight to work with you both and a pleasure to help put together the music and the musicians that helped make the day so wonderful for you! Thank you so much for making us part of such a special day. Our musicians enjoyed playing and being part of something that you will always remember.
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Amy
Wedding:
6/18/2016
5.0/5.0
Choose this group for your wedding!! I was extremely pleased with the quality of music, the professionalism of the musicians and the willingness of the coordinator to work with my vocalist. They were very organized and offered a great selection of music - they were available when I had a concern about timing, the number of songs & all the little details. I was hesitant because they charge a little more than another local group, but decided to go with them on the advice of my photographer and wedding planner -- I couldn't have been more pleased!!
Choose this group for your wedding!! I was extremely pleased with the quality of music, the professionalism of the Read more...
Choose this group for your wedding!! I was extremely pleased with the quality of music, the professionalism of the musicians and the willingness of the coordinator to work with my vocalist. They were very organized and offered a great selection of music - they were available when I had a concern about timing, the number of songs & all the little details. I was hesitant because they charge a little more than another local group, but decided to go with them on the advice of my photographer and wedding planner -- I couldn't have been more pleased!! Read less
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Mary Kay
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Mary Block was wonderful to work with. My emails were answered so quickly and phone calls were so pleasant. We had three musicians for my daughters outdoor wedding and the music was perfect! Everything we were promised came through. Mary was so helpful in picking music and had experience at our venue which was very helpful. No worries throughout the process!!
Mary Block was wonderful to work with. My emails were answered so quickly and phone calls were so pleasant. We had three Read more...
Mary Block was wonderful to work with. My emails were answered so quickly and phone calls were so pleasant. We had three musicians for my daughters outdoor wedding and the music was perfect! Everything we were promised came through. Mary was so helpful in picking music and had experience at our venue which was very helpful. No worries throughout the process!! Read less
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Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

I'm so glad I could help make the whole process easier and stress free. It is wonderful to be a part of such an important day and to play the music that helps create such warm and beautiful memories. Best wishes and thank you again for using Arioso Strings!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings is amazing! I booked the Arioso String Quartet to play for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour for my daughter’s May 21st wedding at the Angus Barn Pavilions in Raleigh. It was delightful to work with the talented Mary Block, who was so helpful and professional throughout the process from booking to song selection to performance. The traditional prelude, processional, and recessional music we selected was performed beautifully, and we loved the pop music selections for the cocktail hour. Many of our wedding guests complimented the Arioso String quartet performances. What a delightful addition Arioso Strings was to our daughter’s wedding!
Arioso Strings is amazing! I booked the Arioso String Quartet to play for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour for my Read more...
Arioso Strings is amazing! I booked the Arioso String Quartet to play for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour for my daughter’s May 21st wedding at the Angus Barn Pavilions in Raleigh. It was delightful to work with the talented Mary Block, who was so helpful and professional throughout the process from booking to song selection to performance. The traditional prelude, processional, and recessional music we selected was performed beautifully, and we loved the pop music selections for the cocktail hour. Many of our wedding guests complimented the Arioso String quartet performances. What a delightful addition Arioso Strings was to our daughter’s wedding! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

Thank you! The wedding was simply beautiful. It was a pleasure to work with all of you picking just the right music for such a special time. I also really enjoyed playing with our quartet at the wedding and cocktail hour. It's such a treat to be there; seeing the joy and helping to create the perfect atmosphere for this wonderful day. Thank you for using Arioso Strings!
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Vashti
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolute pleasure to work with! We were blown away not only by the ease of planning, but also by the quality and professionalism of the musicians. We received so much positive feedback from our guests, and were so happy we added the additional trumpet.

Thank you, Arioso Strings!
Absolute pleasure to work with! We were blown away not only by the ease of planning, but also by the quality and Read more...
Absolute pleasure to work with! We were blown away not only by the ease of planning, but also by the quality and professionalism of the musicians. We received so much positive feedback from our guests, and were so happy we added the additional trumpet.

Thank you, Arioso Strings! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Mary Kate
Wedding:
4/16/2016
5.0/5.0
Arioso Strings was great - we had them do ceremony music and cocktail hour music for our wedding. We used the Violin and Guitar Duo. They even arranged a piece for us that was not currently part of their repertoire (which is so expansive). We did all of our scheduling and planning through Mary Block. I am not sure the names of the two musicians, as I was so busy and never actually got to meet them. I would recommend these folks to anyone - truly first class musicians.
Arioso Strings was great - we had them do ceremony music and cocktail hour music for our wedding. We used the Violin and Read more...
Arioso Strings was great - we had them do ceremony music and cocktail hour music for our wedding. We used the Violin and Guitar Duo. They even arranged a piece for us that was not currently part of their repertoire (which is so expansive). We did all of our scheduling and planning through Mary Block. I am not sure the names of the two musicians, as I was so busy and never actually got to meet them. I would recommend these folks to anyone - truly first class musicians. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on your marriage and I'm so glad you, your guests and family enjoyed the music! It was a pleasure to help. They are a marvelous duo and were happy to create that special piece for you both. Thank you for using Arioso Strings and best wishes!
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Arioso Strings and Mary Block could not have been a more pleasant and easy process. As my husband, mother and I were planning the ceremony, I was initially overwhelmed at the prospect of having to choose so many different songs and hoping they all flowed together. Mary directed me to the music suggestions for wedding ceremonies on their site, where I could sample all the songs for an idea of how they might fit into the ceremony. After I had somewhat of an idea but still some gaps, I shared my thoughts with Mary who made wonderful recommendations that we ended up incorporating. (For example, we had a candle lighting ceremony and I was nervous that it would be a long time for the guests to sit there and stare at us after the actual lighting had finished and the music was playing out. Mary, who knew we wanted to savor every moment of our ceremony, which goes by in an instant, and was aware of our concerns, recommended Ava Maria (about two minutes the way it was played). Her guidance to take this song into account could not have been more appreciated, as it allowed us to pause, enjoy the moment and reflect on what was taking place. Having that moment where everything is still, except the beautiful music carrying on in the background, is one of my favorite memories.)

We cannot thank Arioso Strings enough for such a beautiful ceremony and being such a special part of our big day. I'll never forget hearing Short Trip Home start up as my bridesmaids walked down the aisle and my heart start pounding in the best possible way.
Working with Arioso Strings and Mary Block could not have been a more pleasant and easy process. As my husband, mother and Read more...
Working with Arioso Strings and Mary Block could not have been a more pleasant and easy process. As my husband, mother and I were planning the ceremony, I was initially overwhelmed at the prospect of having to choose so many different songs and hoping they all flowed together. Mary directed me to the music suggestions for wedding ceremonies on their site, where I could sample all the songs for an idea of how they might fit into the ceremony. After I had somewhat of an idea but still some gaps, I shared my thoughts with Mary who made wonderful recommendations that we ended up incorporating. (For example, we had a candle lighting ceremony and I was nervous that it would be a long time for the guests to sit there and stare at us after the actual lighting had finished and the music was playing out. Mary, who knew we wanted to savor every moment of our ceremony, which goes by in an instant, and was aware of our concerns, recommended Ava Maria (about two minutes the way it was played). Her guidance to take this song into account could not have been more appreciated, as it allowed us to pause, enjoy the moment and reflect on what was taking place. Having that moment where everything is still, except the beautiful music carrying on in the background, is one of my favorite memories.)

We cannot thank Arioso Strings enough for such a beautiful ceremony and being such a special part of our big day. I'll never forget hearing Short Trip Home start up as my bridesmaids walked down the aisle and my heart start pounding in the best possible way. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Arioso Strings responded with the following comments:

Danielle, it was such a beautiful day and we enjoyed playing for you, your family and friends. I'm glad the music fit so perfectly! It was such a pleasure to meet your parents and see you walk down the aisle. Working with you all for a special time was easy. Best wishes and congratulations on your marriage!

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