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    About The Dolce Enemble

    What makes The Dolce Ensemble stand out among other special event string quartets? It is our expertise, our passion for playing exquisite music and our flawless performances. We have been playing in Manhattan venues for over 15 years. Our musicians have played in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall for orchestras such as American Symphony, St. Luke's Chamber Orchestra and The New York City Opera. We have also played for numerous Broadway shows and concerts with such musicians as Liza Minnelli, Andrea Bocchelli, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin and Paul McCartney. All of this translates into performances that are always beautifully engaging!

    The Dolce Ensemble is the premier wedding string quartet in the New York City and New Jersey area. Our string quartet also specializes in fundraisers, corporate events, Bar Mitzvahs and concerts for churches or synagogues. We can provide your event with various musical combinations - string duos (violin and viola), trios (violin, viola and cello), vocalists, pianists and organists. Many times the wedding couple envisions adding a trumpet or flute to their ceremony. We can accommodate all requests - and can even give you an orchestra!

    New arrangements are fun - any favorite song can be transcribed for us to play. Rock, R&B and Jazz played by string quartet will thrill your guests!

    We are committed to giving you the highest quality of service. Your musical wish is our command!

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  • REPERTOIRE

    The Dolce Ensemble can accommodate any musical request - no matter the style of music. Here are samples of our most popular repertoire selections.

    TANGO

    • Piazzolla: Libertango
    • Gardel: El Dia Que Me Quires,Por Una Cabeza
    • Nazareth: 9th of July, Carioca, Escovado, Garoto Guerreiro
    • Brymn: La Rumba
    • FranciniL: Princess del Fango
    • Albeniz: Tango in D

    CLASSICAL

    • Pachelbel, Canon in D
    • Handel, Water Music
    • Handel, La Rejouissance
    • Mouret, Rondeau
    • Bach, Brandenburg Concerti
    • Bach, Air in G
    • Bach, Arioso
    • Beethoven, Ode to Joy
    • Boccherini, String Quintet
    • Bruch, Adagio from Violin Concerto No.1
    • Vivaldi, Four Seasons
    • Elgar, Salut D'Amour
    • Elgar, Nimrod
    • Shubert, Ave Maria
    • Gounod, Ave Maria
    • Mendelssohn, Wedding March from Midsummers Night Dream
    • Tchaikovsky, Nutcracker Suite
    • Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings
    • Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty Waltz
    • Mousorgsky, Gopak
    • Jenkins, Palladio (DeBeers Diamond Music)
    • Prokofiev, Troika from Lieutenant Kije
    • Faure, Pavanne
    • Debussy, Girl with the Flaxen Hair
    • Debussy, Clair de Lune
    • Mussorgsky, Pictures at an Exhibition
    • Strauss, Tritsch-Tratsch Polka

    OPERA

    • Delibes, Flower Duet from Lakme
    • Puccini, Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly
    • Puccini, Un Bel Di from Madame Butterfly
    • Puccini, Nessun Dorma from Turandot
    • Puccini, o Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schici
    • Puccini, La Rondine
    • Puccini, Selections from Tosca
    • Mozart, Non Piu Andrai from Marriage of Figaro
    • Mascagni, Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
    • Bizet, Selections from Carmen Suite
    • Verdi, Selections from La Traviata
    • Verdi, Selections from Rigoletto

    ICONIC ROCK / CONTEMPORARY

    • Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
    • Nights in White Satin - Moody Blues
    • A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harem
    • Happy Together - The Turtles
    • All My Love - Led Zeppelin
    • Going to the Chapel of Love - Phil Spector
    • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
    • Sweet Dreams are Made of This - Annie Lennox
    • Wonderwall - Oasis
    • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
    • Hey, Soul Sister - Train
    • Imagine a Man - The Who
    • You're Beautiful - James Blunt
    • One Day Like This - Elbow
    • Sunshine of Your Love - Clapton
    • Born to be Wild - Mars Bonfire (sounds like a Mozart Quartet)
    • Unchained Melody
    • Break on Through - The Doors
    • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
    • Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    • I Will - The Beatles
    • Evil Ways - Santana
    • Foxey Lady - Jimi Hendrix
    • Hey Jude - The Beatles
    • Layla - Clapton
    • I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
    • White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane
    • Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
    • Get Back - The Beatles
    • Every Breath You Take - Sting
    • Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
    • World Without Love - Beatles
    • Love Me Tender - Elvis
    • Somewhere - Bernstein
    • One Hand One Heart - Bernstein
    • Yellow - Coldplay
    • Scientist - Coldplay
    • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
    • Fix You - Coldplay
    • New Slang - The Shins
    • What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
    • Bittersweet Symphony - Mick Jagger
    • Yesterday - The Beatles
    • Nightswimming - REM
    • La Solitudine - Laura Pausini
    • Dust in the Wind - Kansas
    • Tonight - Bernstein
    • C'mon Baby Light My Fire - The Doors
    • Riders on the Storm - The Doors
    • Andrea Boccelli
    • Il Divo
  • Applause for The Dolce Ensemble

    5 stars all around, not only did they play all of the songs we requested but they played them beautifully and in such a unique way. They were extremely accommodating and made sure to set up for the cocktail hour right after the ceremony. All of our guests were complimenting what a great group they were and I would highly recommend them for any wedding, event, or party. Thank you Dolce Ensemble!! -Melissa D, New Paltz, NY

    Susan and her team were absolutely amazing. I fell in love with her music a year before my wedding and I booked her right away. Most vendors when you book that far in advance fall right off face of the planet until right before the wedding..but not Susan. Every few months she checked in with me, offering advice and just kept that line of communiction open. It made feel really comfortable and I knew that my wedding ceremony music was in the right hands. I wish I was going to a wedding were the Dolce Ensemble was playing so I could sit and enjoy the whole thing! Thanks so much to Susan and her team!! -Michelle F, Monroe, CT

    The Dolce Ensemble was absolutely wonderful, and I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. I worked directly with Susan Leon, who is the sweetest woman. She was so friendly and helpful, and she actually played during our ceremony along with Sergey. Our only interaction with Susan was via e-mail and phone. We never met in person, so I was really relying on Susan to do her thing the day of the ceremony. I remember thinking as I walked down the aisle, "this music sounds awesome. It is perfect!" It was a bit non-traditional, and they played Adele's Make Me Feel Your Love. They also endured the heat! I highly recommend this group. Thank you Susan and Sergey! -Megan F, Long Island, NY

    The Dolce Ensemble were FANTASTIC! My guests absolutely loved their performance during our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were very accommodating and professional. -Steven B, New York City, NY

    I engaged the ensemble to play at a memorial service. They were so accomodating in helping pick pieces to play and in responding to even last-minute changes in the planned program. The music was lovely truly adding to the service. So many friends and family commented on the beautiful performance. The musicians were most professional, a pleasure to work with. -Louise R, New Canaan, CT

    Dolce Ensemble was AMAZING! They are so talented and very professional. All the guests were extremely impressed, and the strings brought such a classy touch to the affair. We can't wait for another opportunity to hire Dolce again! -Noreen G, Farmingdale, NY

    From before we even booked to beyond the last note played we couldn't be happier with the Dolce Ensemble. Before we booked, Susan was extremely helpful, answering questions promptly & later providing a lot of advice on song selection. On the day, Susan was very professional - she arrived at the venue well before the agreed time, set herself up exactly where she needed to be and played incredible music. When the bride was late and our arranged song list had been finished, Susan played songs that fit the occasion & was very understanding of the situation. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dolce to our friends or family, or have them play at another event for ourselves. -Russell N, New Canaan, CT

    Dolce ensemble was amazing! We got so many compliments from our guests. Highly recommended for any party or event. Susan was a pleasure to work with. -Amy D, Jersey City, NJ

    All I can say is "AWESOME". You guys really made our day. You were very accommodating, and your professionalism was great! You were on time, and very discreet when leaving. The ceremony was perfect. I couldn't of asked for a better ensemble. Thank you soooo much! :) -Ernest B, New York, NY

    The Dolce Ensemble was fantastic! I highly recommend them for weddings. Susan Leon was extremely lovely and professional to work with. Thanks again! -Robin K, Manhattan, NY

    The Dolce Ensemble was so accommodating, enthusiastic and easy to work with. Susan was especially helpful in providing me with wonderfully creative ideas and suggestions for our ceremony music. The ensemble performed beautifully at out ceremony... we received so many compliments about the music selection and their performance. Planning a wedding can cause a headache at times and it was so refreshing to work with a vendor that responded immediately to your calls and emails; they did NOT contribute to any of my headaches! My husband and I HIGHLY recommend the Dolce Ensemble. -Candace P, Glen Cove, NY

    The performers were friendly, professional, punctual, and entertaining. The members were lovely and the music was beautiful. They provided the classy ambiance that we were looking for on our special day. I would highly recommend The Dolce Ensemble. -Michele C, Slate Hill, NY

    Dolce Ensemble was perfect in every way. Made my surprise wedding proposal successful, with just about 24 hours notice. I'm very impressed. -Felix F, New York, NY

    I've grown up with music as my Mother sang in the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for 25 years. The quality of Dolce Ensemble was top notch, and the guests at our small wedding were so impressed that we had such fantastic musicians. It was really worth every penny to splurge on the music, and when the music, which ranged from the expected classical to Guns 'N Roses, to Coldplay... guests of all ages found themselves tapping their feet and smiling about something that was being played. All in all, it was a great experience. The musicians were all very nice, professional, and above all, sounded fantastic. I highly recommend The Dolche Ensemble. -Rachel S, New York, NY

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