The Willow String Quartet is an experienced and dependable chamber group with a wide variety of repertoire. We have been playing together for ten years and are very familiar with how to program special occasions such as weddings, ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, dinner parties, etc. We are available to play for any event throughout the capital district including Albany, Saratoga and Lake George. We will personally work with you to select all the music for your event, and we will gladly take personal requests.
We are an accomplished ensemble and have played at the following popular wedding venues: St. John’s in Schenectady, The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, The Franklin Plaza, The Hall of Springs, and many more. We have also performed beyond the wedding setting. Our performances include community outreach recitals/fundraisers, children’s concerts, and even a performance at The Egg. Every player of the Willow String Quartet holds a degree in music and has a passion for playing chamber music. We would love to be a part of providing the perfect music for your special event!
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Hornpipe from “Water Music” – Handel
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
La Rejouissance – Handel
Spring from the “Seasons” – Vivaldi
Rondeau – Mouret
Air on the G String, Bach
Alleluia Chorus from “The Messiah”, Handel
Alleluia from “Exultate Jubilate”, Mozart
Aria from “Xerxes”, Handel
Ave Maria, Schubert & Bach/Gounod
Ave Verum Corpus, Mozart
Brandonburg Concerto, Bach
Canon in D, Pachelbel
Chamber Suite in D, Handel
Divertimento I, Mozart
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, Mozart
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, Handel
Four Seasons -Winter Largo, Vivaldi
Four Seasons – Autumn Allegro, Vivaldi
Meditation from “Thais”, Massenet
Ode to Joy, Beethoven
Orchestral Suite #3, Bach
Panis Angelicus, Franck
Royal Fireworks Music, Handel
Sheep May Safely Graze, Bach
Sleeping Beauty Waltz, Tchaikovsky
Trumpet Tune, Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke
Wachet Auf, Bach
Water Music, Handel
Wedding March, Wagner
Wedding March, Mendelssohn
My Heart Ever Faithful, Bach
Bridal Chorus – Wagner
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Air on the G String – Bach
Air from “Water Music” – Handel
Arioso – Bach
The Royal Fireworks, Overture – Handel
Ave Maria – Bach/Gounod
Arioso – Bach
Largo from the “Seasons” – Vivaldi
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Jewish Wedding Selections
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Hava Nagila/Tsena Tsena
Simon Tov/Chosen Kalle Mazel Tov
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
Blest Are Those Who Love Him (Psalm 128)
Easy Winners, Joplin
Lead Me Lord
Maple Leaf Rag, Joplin
Merry Widow Waltz, Lehar
One Hand, One Heart from “West Side Story”
On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Strauss, Jr.
Tales from the Vienna Woods, Strauss, Jr.
You Raise Me Up, Josh Groban
Four Seasons – Spring Allegro, Vivaldi
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach
London Trio I, II, III, Haydn
Meet the Team
We are all local freelance musicians and teachers. We have orchestral experience with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra, and Schenectady Symphony Orchestra. We all hold degrees from The Peabody Conservatory of Music, Binghamton University – State University of New York (SUNY), and Boston University College of Fine Arts.
Susan Curro Violin
Performing and teaching music are a huge part of my life. I hold degrees in both music education
and violin performance from Boston University. Before starting a family, I performed with professional groups in the U.S., Canada, and Italy. Currently I am thrilled to be directing the orchestras at the Guilderland High School as well as the 8th grade orchestra. I also love playing the violin in the Glens Falls Symphony and performing with my wonderful colleagues in the Willow String Quartet.
Maryann Dunn Cello
Playing the cello has become an essential part of my life and I love sharing music with others. I earned my music performance degree from Boston University and particularly love playing string quartets and chamber music. I also enjoy teaching, and finding all kinds of music that appeals to my students. This has led me to arrange rock/pop music for cello and Willow String Quartet events.
Marla Brocco Violin
Raised in the Capital District, I have been playing the violin since I was six. I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. I can be seen performing with the Albany, Glens Falls, and Schenectady Symphonies. I also enjoy having an active Suzuki violin studio and teaching at the Woodland Hill Montessori School.
Kathryn Kinisky Violin
I have performed throughout the Capital District both as a violinist and violist with the Willow String Quartet and I have also played as a member of the Schenectady Symphony for over 20 years. I am a local violin and viola teacher and direct a summer chamber music program for young musicians.
MaryAnn was such a pleasure to work with! She provided us with some very fun ideas for customizing our ceremony music, and we were so happy with her work. The quartet is budget friendly. You ended up hiring a duo instead of the quartet or trio because that was a better fit for our budget, and we were very pleased. We had a compact space, but we were outdoors, but we were able to hear the music clearly at all times. The only (minor) downside to working with this particular vendor was that she was sometimes unresponsive to emails, but I found that that was a common occurrence among all my vendors, and it's not something that ended up being a major hurdle. All in all, I would highly recommend Willow String Quartet!Beautiful choice for ceremony music!
Very good selection of classical music. Added to the elegance of the ceremony
We hired a trio to perform at our ceremony. They provided lovely music and set the mood for the day, our guests commented on how beautiful it sounded. Very easy to get in touch with via e-mail. There was a travel fee as our wedding was outside the Albany area.
- Violin & Cello
- Up to 1 hour
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- 2 Violins & Cello
- Up to 1 hour
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- 2 Violins, 1 Viola & 1 Cello
- Up to 1 hour
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