Types of Events
String music adds the perfect touch to this special occasion. Kate
O'Brien will consult with each couple to help select, time and place
the music before, during, and after the ceremony. Her ensembles
can play special requests, accompany singers, or play with any organist.
OBRIEN STRINGS have provided music for all types of weddings, from
simple civil ceremonies to synagogues and churches of all denominations.
Receptions, cocktail parties, anniversaries, corporate events, holiday
gatherings, restaurants, retirement facilities, country clubs, senior
centers. OBRIEN STRINGS can provide entertainment and background
music in a private home, restaurant, meeting room or club. The music
can be strictly classical or a mixture, with popular music and songs
from the 1920s to the 21st century, of romantic, ethnic, rock, folk
and Broadway melodies. A PA system is available to gently amplify
the acoustic instruments as well as make announcements. Guests have
been seen dancing and singing at these happy occasions!
CONCERTS and COMMUNITY
OBRIEN STRINGS have played concerts at libraries, schools, community
centers, churches, fairs, retirement homes, outdoor festivals and
coffee houses. They have played First Night celebrations in New
Milford and Torrington CT, and outdoor summer concerts around New
Haven CT and at the Milford Fine Arts Center. Concerts are oriented
to the audience and include personal commentary, pieces of musical
history, as well as a variety of popular and classical music styles
in an entertaining and inclusive atmosphere.
OBRIEN STRINGS presentations for school children have the theme
"All Strings Attached: All Styles of Music on Any String Instrument."
They include historical and personal perspectives, and are tailored
to be age-appropriate for elementary through high school students.
FUNERALS AND MEMORIAL
On somber occasions, there is no substitute for the sound of strings
to conjure emotions and give expression to deep feelings. OBRIEN
STRINGS is available to prepare programs for and perform at all
such gatherings with solo or ensemble instruments.