It’s that time of year … the annual Holiday party!

Are you looking for some seasonal entertainment with enough energy to entertain your guests, while still allowing everyone to carry on a conversation?

Or perhaps this year you’re looking to add a touch of class to your holiday event?

Consider a live string trio from Naples Strings!

Holiday or Contemporary Songs

Naples Strings’ award-winning musicians can perform traditional holiday songs like “Oh Christmas Tree” or “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” to bring a smile to the faces of your guests. We have an extensive holiday repertoire and can customize a program to compliment your event.

We also can perform contemporary song selections in classical style, so the songs are familiar, yet still feel seasonal and special.

Professional Performance & Holiday Spirit

Naples Strings has been creating the soundtrack to magical holiday events for more than 25 years. Our musicians are professionals, guaranteeing timely arrival, professional behavior, and of course leaving the audience with a holiday spirit!

Below are a few answers to common questions you may have about booking Naples Strings for your holiday event.

For a custom quote or to discuss how Naples Strings can make your holiday event a success, please call us at (562) 397-1965 or contact us here.

 

Holiday Ensembles

Naples Strings features a trio, a quartet or a quintet option. Each musician will be wearing formal attire (unless otherwise specified). Men will be in tuxedos and women in formal, elegant black. Each ensemble can perform any of the music selections we offer.

String Trio

  • 2 violins and a cello

Flute Trio

  • Flute, violin, and a cello

String Quartet

  • 2 violins, a viola, and a cello

Flute Quartet

  • 1 flute, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello

String Quintet

  • 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 string bass

Flute Quintet

  • 1 Flute, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 string bass
What is the difference between a trio vs. a quartet vs. a quintet?

The trio is a lovely sound, very versatile in their repertoire, and appropriate when the guest count is under 150.

The quartet has an additional instrument … the viola. This gives the quartet a bigger, richer sound. More appropriate for a guest count of 150 or more, an outside event, or more in-depth classical music, i.e. Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn String Quartets.

The quintet provides a very big sound. The addition of the upright bass gives the entire ensemble a very deep sound, thus more depth and volume. This is a great group when your guest count is over 250.

Do I need to know which ensemble and what music I want when I book?

No. For contract purposes, we can start with a trio, and then if you would like a quartet or  a quintet, we can add the viola and sting bass at a later date. As long as we know a month or so before your event, we can customize your ensemble to your needs.

What type of music can you perform?

Rock, Pop and Bach! Naples Strings can perform a wide variety of music, anything from popular music like Santana and Lady Gaga,from  Here Come’s Santa to Winter Wonderland  and traditional classical selections from Mozart and Bach. We will work with you to determine exactly what music you want. We also have a full holiday song repertoire-from the classics Silent Night and Oh Christmas Tree to Charlie Brown’s Theme and Sleigh Ride.

Holiday Event Pricing

                                 1 hour          2 hours

String Trio                   $ 700            $ 900

Flute Trio                    $ 700            $ 900

String Quartet             $ 800          $1,200

Flute Quartet               $ 800          $1,200

Sting Quintet              $1,000          $1,500

Flute Quintet              $1,000          $1,500

What do the musicians require on the day of your holiday party?

Regardless of which ensemble you select, we have a few simple requirements:

  • 1 armless chair for each musician
  • a shaded or indoor performance area

For performances that are more than 3 hours, we also require meals to be provided. This can be as simple as a boxed lunch, and is usually arranged via the venue.

What happens if a musician is ill or cannot make your event?

Since 1992, Naples Strings has never missed an event! If one of our performers is unable to perform, we will provide a comparable substitute.

How far do we travel?

Most of the holiday parties we  perform are in Los Angeles or Orange County, but we also travel to  Santa Barbara, Ojai, Temecula, Fallbrook, Catalina and San Diego.

How do I reserve Naples Strings?

We will discuss specific holiday party details: name, phone number, email, date of event, time and location. This can all be done in an email. I will put a contract together, email it to you and you will return a copy with the deposit of 50% to reserve your date. About one month before your event, we will discuss a possible play list, and refine the timeline. The payment balance is due one week before your event.

We accept checks, cash. and  PayPal.