Elle Musique

Why book Elle Musique?

Whether you are celebrating love or life, Elle Musique will help make your special event meaningful, magical and memorable. From soloists to string quartets, we offer a variety of ensembles to fit your needs and budget. Our extensive repertoire features a wide variety of musical styles, from light classical to dramatic tango and upbeat pop. Our experienced, professional musicians possess the expertise to plan and perform the perfect soundtrack - one which conveys your style and personality while creating the ambiance you desire. If you are planning a special event, we would love the opportunity to work with you!

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Review by Sharon B.

Elle Musique offered outstanding service from the start of the process with the selection of music, to the end, with the actual performance. All questions were answered in a timely manner. They were open to suggestions as well as our choices. The performance was very professional and classy. On a scale of one to ten, Elle Musique rates a perfect score with a ten. I am recommending them to everyone. Thank you making the wedding beautiful and complete!

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Reviewer: Sharon B.
Organization: Mother of the Bride
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Naperville, IL
Event Date: Apr 23, 2011
Hired As: Classical Duo

Review by John P.

Everything was great. The music made our family christmas party special, and the two Elle Musique musicians drove through a snowstorm to come! I highly recommend them.

John parker

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Reviewer: John P.
Organization: Zurich Financial
Event: Holiday Party in Barrington, IL
Event Date: Dec 24, 2010
Hired As: Cellist, Classical Duo, Violinist

Review by Jen E.

As the bride I didn't get to hear a lot of the music but what I did hear was absolutely perfect. We got rave reviews on the ceremony music from many guets. Elle Musique was extremely easy to work with and they even found a song for us that wasn't in their repetoire. I would recommend them to absolutely anyone!

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Reviewer: Jen E.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Buffalo Grove, IL
Event Date: Jul 16, 2010
Hired As: String Trio

Review by Vivian S.

The group and coordinator were exteremely easy to work with and the music definately set the tone for the evening! The musicians were friendly and very professional. We would highly recommend them for your event.

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Reviewer: Vivian S.
Event: Wedding Reception in Chicago, IL
Event Date: Jul 10, 2010
Hired As: String Trio

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $300-$2000
  • Insurance:
  • Languages: English

Overview

SPECIAL EVENTS PACKAGES INCLUDE:

• unlimited music selection consultation (via email, phone or in-person)
• easy online music planner
• free amplification with duo or trio booking
• discounts for multiple hour bookings


WEDDING CEREMONY PACKAGES INCLUDE:

• unlimited music selection consultation (via email, phone and in-person)
• easy online ceremony music planner
• prelude music (20 minutes)
• processionals
• interludes
• recessional
• postlude (music 5-10 minutes) following recessional

*** DISCOUNTS OFFERED IF CEREMONY & COCKTAIL HOUR LOCATED AT SAME VENUE ***

Additional Booking Notes

ADDITIONAL SERVICES:
• in-home music selection
• custom arrangements
• PA system rentals (including battery powered with wireless microphon)
• canopy rental for outdoor events
• music recording

Elle Musique

For over 15 years, the musicians of Elle Musique have provided the soundtrack for hundreds of Chicago events - from intimate dinners to corporate events and large scale weddings. Classical trained with degrees in music, our female musicians bring years of professional solo, ensemble and orchestral playing experience to every performance. We have the expertise to plan and perform the perfect musical menu for your event - one which conveys your style and personality while creating the ambience you desire. From soloists to string quartets, we offer a variety of ensembles to fit both your needs and budget. Our extensive repertoire features a variety of styles - from light classical to dramatic tango and upbeat pop!

Ensembles offered:
* string quartet
* string trio
* string duo
* solo violin, viola, cello, flute
* custom ensembles
* accompanist

Visit us on the web @
www.ellemusique.com
http://www.facebook.com/ElleMusique

The team providing the talent:

Robin

vioin, viola

Jennifer

violin, viola

Maria

violin

Maria

viola

Anne

cello

Andrea

cello

Heidi

flute

Nancy

flute

Louisa

violin

Ingrid

violin, viola, piano

Inger

violin

Set List

POPULAR
Angel (Sarah McLachlan)
At Last (Etta James)
Begin the Beguine (Porter)
Birthday Variations (Happy Birthday)
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Chicago (Fisher)
Come In from the Rain (Manchester)
Come on Eileen (Dixy’s Midnight Runners)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen)
Danke Schoen (Gabler, Kaempfert & Schwabach)
Dark Eyes (Traditional Russian)
Do It Again (Gershwin)
Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)
Embraceable You (Gershwin)
Endless Love (Richie/Ross)
Evergreen (Streisand)
Every Breathe You Take (The Police)
Feelings (Albert)
Forgotten Dreams (Anderson)
Freebird (Skynyrd/ Vitamin String Quartet transcription)
Goodbye to Love (Carpenter)
Hallelujah (Cohen, Vitamin String Quartet transcription)
Here Comes Your Man (The Pixies/EM arrangement & Vitamin String Quartet transcription))
I Got Rhythm Variations (Gershwin)
I Got You Babe (Sony & Cher)
I Love Paris (Porter)
If You Could Read My Mind (Lightfoot)
I’ll Be There (Jackson 5/EM arrangement)
In the Mood (Garland)
Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
Kashmir (Led Zeppelin)
La Bamba (traditionall)
Lean on Me (Bill Withers)
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (Traditional)
Love Me Tender (Elvis)
The Man I Love (Gershwin)
Mama Mia (Abba)
Misty (Garner)
Mona Lisa (Evans/Livingston)
Moon River (Mancini)
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers)
The Nearness of You (Carmichael/Washington)
New York, New York (Kander)
Noites Cariocas (Bandolim)
One Love (Marley/EM arrangement)
Only Fool’s Rush In (Bloom)
Orange Blossom Special (Rouse)
Oye Como Va (Puente/EM arrangement)
Pretty Woman (Orbison)
Romeo and Juliet (Rota)
Roxanne (The Police)
Send in the Clowns (Sondheim)
Someone to Watch over Me (Gershwin)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Stormy Weather (Arlen)
Summer Knows (Legrand)
Summertime (Gershwin)
Sweet Home Alabama (Skynard)
That’s Amore (Warren)
The Thorn Birds Theme (Mancini)
Tico-Tico (Abreu)
Time to Say Goodbye (Sartori)
True Colors (Lauper)
Unchained Melody (North)
Unforgettable (Cole)
What a Wonderful World (Weiss/Thiele)
What Ae You Doing the Rest of Your Life (Legrand)
When I Fall in Love (Young)
Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Beach Boys)

THE BEATLES
A Hard Day's Night
All You Need is Love
And I Love Her
Back in the U.S.S.R.
Eleanor Rigby
Here Comes the Sun (EM arrangement)
Hey Jude
In My Life
Let It Be
The Long and Winding Road
Maxwell's Silver Hammer
Michelle
Norwegian Wood
When I'm 64
Yellow Submarine
Yesterday

CONTEMPORARY
A River Flows in You (Yiruma)
Alejandro (Lady Gaga)
Baby (Bieber)
Bad Romance (Lady Gaga)
Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)
Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
Clocks (Coldplay)
Do You Realize (Flaming Lips)
Falling Slowly (Hansard/Irglova/EM arrangement)
Fields of Gold (Sumner)
Firework (Perry)
From This Moment On (Twain)
Halo (Beyonce)
Karma Police (Radiohead)
Lovesong (The Cure)
Love Story (Swift)
The Luckiest (Ben Folds Five)
I Gotta Feelin’ (Black Eyed Peas)
I'll Stand By You (Hynde, Kelly & Steinberg)
I’m Yours (Jason Mraz)
In My Place (Coldplay)
Make You Feel My Love (Springsteen/Adele/ EM arrangement)
New Slang (The Shins)
Only Time (Enya)
Paparazzi (Lady Gaga)
Poker Face (Lady Ga Ga)
Smooth (Shur/Thomas)
Starlight (Muse)
Sweet Child O'Mine (Guns'n'Roses)
Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
Yellow (Coldplay)
You Raise Me Up (Lovland/Graham)
You're Beautiful (Blunt)
The Winner Is (Devotchka/EM arrangement))
Wonderwall (Oasis)
You’re Beautiful (Blunt)
Your Hand in Mine (Explosions in the Sky/EM arrangement))

VITAMIN STRING QUARTET
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey)
Freebird (Skynyrd)
Hallelujah (Cohen)
Here Comes Your Man (The Pixies)
Lovesong (The Cure)
Paradise (Coldplay)

BAROQUE & CLASSICAL (partial list)
Air on G (Bach)
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate (Mozart)
Aria from Xerxes (Handel)
Arioso (Bach)
Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Beethoven string quartets
Bist du bei mir (Bach)
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Wagner)
Brandenburg Concertos No. 2-6 (Bach)
Canon (Pachelbel)
Cantata No. 140 Wachet Auf Sinfonia (Bach)
Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier (Bach)
Chorale Prelude Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Bach)
Concerto for Two Violins (Bach)
Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op 3. No. 11 (Vivaldi)
Divertimento No. 1, 2 (Mozart)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
The Four Seasons Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring (Vivaldi)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
La Rejouissance from The Royal Fireworks (Handel)
Largo from the Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (Bach)
Marriage of Figaro Overture (Mozart)
Minuet in G Anna Magdalena (Bach)
Mozart string quartets & trios
My Heart Ever Faithful (Bach)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
Panis Angelicus (Frank)
Rondeau from Symphonies des fanfares (Mouret)
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208 (Bach)
Theme from 1st Symphony (Brahms)
Trumpet Tune,(Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary in D (Clarke)
Violin Sonata No. 4 in D major (Handel)
Violin Concerto in E major, First Movement (Bach)
The Water Music Suite (Handel)

OPERA
Aida: Triumphal March(Verdi)
The Barber of Seville(Rossini)
Ecco ridente in cielo
Largo al factotum della citta
Una voce poco fa
La Boheme(Puccini)
Che gelida manina
Qunado men vo
Carmen(Bizet)
Aragonaise
Entr’acte (Act III)
Flower Song
Habanera
Prelude
Seguidilla
The Toreador Song
Cavalleria Rusticana:
Intermezzo(Mascagni)
Don Giovanni: Vedrai, carino (Mozart)
The Elixir of Love: Una furtive lagrima(Donizetti)
Faust: Avant de quitter ces lieux(Gounod)
Gianni Schiocchi: O mio babbino
caro(Puccini)
La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours(Ponchielli)
Madame Butterfly: Un bel di vedremo(Puccini)
The Magic Flute(Mozart)
Ein Madchen oder Weibehen
In deisen heil’gen Hallen
The Marriage of Figaro: Voi, chesapete(Mozart)
Martha: M’apparti, tuit’ amor(Flotow)
The Merry Widow: Vilia(Lehar)
Orfeo and Euridice: Che faro senza Euridice(Gluck)
Pagliacci: Vesti, la giubba(Leoncavello)
Rigoletto(Verdi)
Caro nome
La donna e mobile
The Tales of Hoffman:
Barcarolle(Offenbach)
Tannhauser: Pilgram’s Chorus(Wagner)
Tosca(Puccini)
E lucevan le stele
Vissi d’arte
La Traviata(Verdi)
Di Provenza il mar
Drinking Song
Sempre Ilbera
Il Trovatore(Verdi):
Chorus of Gypsies
Stride la vampa

ROMANTIC & MODERN (partial list)
Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata (Beethoven)
Adagio for Strings (Barber)
Allegretto after Boccherini (Kreisler)
Clair de lune (Debussy)
Flower Duet (Lakme)
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Debussy)
Golden Earrings (Traditional)
Golliwog's Cake-walk (Debussy)
Three Gymnopedies (Satie)
Gypsy Life (Herbrt)
Hungarian Dances, No.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11,21 (Brahms)
Largo from the New World Symphony (Dvorak)
Liebestraum (Liszt)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel)
The Old Refrain (Kreisler)
Pavane (Faure)
Pavane pour une infante defunte (Ravel)
Prelude No. 2 (Gershwin)
Promenade Pictures from an Exhibition (Mussorgsky)
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, 18th variation (Rachmaninov)
Romance (Shostakovich)
Romanza Andaluza (Sarasate)
Romanian Folk Dances (Bartok)
Salut d'Amore (Elgar)
Son of the Puzta, Op. 134, No. 2 (Keler)
The Swan (Saint-Saens)
Tambourin Chinois (Kreisler)
Traumeri (Schumann)
Villa from the Merry Widow (Lehar)
Vocalise (Rachmaninov)
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn)

RAGTIME
Bethana (Joplin)
The Cascades (Joplin)
Cleopha (Joplin)
The Chrysanthemum (Joplin)
The Easy Winners (Joplin)
Heliotrope Bouquet (Joplin)
The Junk Man (Roberts)
Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)
The Music Box Rag (Roberts)
My Favorite (Joplin)
Palm Leaf Rag (Joplin)
Pleasant Moments (Joplin)
Pineapple Rag (Joplin)
Ragtime Dances (Joplin)
Solace (Joplin)
A Strenuous Life (Joplin)

WALTZES
Appalachia Waltz (Mark O'Connor)
Artist's Life (Strauss, Jr.)
Belle of the Ball (Anderson)
Blue Danube (J. Strauss, Jr)
Caprice Viennois (Kreisler)
Chopin Waltzes, Op 18, 64 #1, Op 64 #2
Danube Waves Anniversary Waltz (Ivanovic)
Emperor Waltz (Strauss, Jr.)
Estudiantina (Waldteufel)
Grand Waltz Brillante from Waltz in Eb Major, Op. 18 (Chopin)
Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete (Ravel)
Liebesfreud (Kreisler)
Merry Widow Waltz from The Merry Widow (Lehar)
Midnight Bells (Kreisler)
Musetta's Waltz from La Boheme (Puccini)
Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo (Copland)
Schon Rosmarin (Kreisler)
The Skaters Waltz - Les Patineurs, Op.183 (Waldteufel)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
Tales from the Vienna Woods (Strauss, Jr.)
Two Hearts in Three Quartet Time (Stolz)
Valse Lente from Coppelia (Delibes)
Vienna Life (Struass, Jr.)
Waltz from Waltz in Ab Major, Op.39 #15 (Chopin)
Waltz from Waltz in Ab Major, Op. 69 #1 (Chopin)
Waltz from Waltz in C# Minor, Op. 64 #2 (Chopin)
Waltz from Faust (Gounod)
Waltz from Serenade for Strings (Tschaikovsky)
Waltz from Symphony No. 8 (Dvorak)
Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky)
Wiener Blut (J. Strauss, Jr.)
You and You from Die Fledermaus, Op. 367 (Strauss, Jr.)

TANGO
Blue Tango (Anderson)
Brejeiro (Nazareth)
El Choclo (Villoldo)
Habanera from Carmen (Bizet)
Jalousie Tango (Gade)
La Cumparsita (Rodriguez)
La Paloma (Iradier)
Por Una Cabeza (Gardel)
Tahvia's Tango (Nevinger)
Tango (Ferrer)
Tango! (McLean)
Tango (Tarrega)
Tango (Turina)
Tango in D (Albeniz)
Tangueidia III (Piazzolla)

STAGE & SCREEN
All I Ask of You from Phantom (Lloyd-Webber)
America from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Ashokan Farewell from The Civil War Series (Ungar)
As Time Goes By from Casablanca (Hupfeld)
Falling Slowly from Once (Hansard/Irglova/EM arrangement))
For Just a Moment from St. Elmos Fire (Foster)
The Godfather Love Theme (Rota)
Hallelujah from Shrek (Cohen)
Memory from Cats (Lloyd-Webber)
The Music of the Night from Phantom (Lloyd-Webber)
I Feel Pretty from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso (Morricone)
The Ludlows from Legends of the Fall (Horner)
Manha de Carnaval from Black Orpheus
Maria from West Side Story (Bernstein)
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music
My Heart Will Go On from Titanic (Horner)
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Over the Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz
Portuguese Love Song from Love Actually (Armstrong)
Seasons of Love from Rent (Larson)
She from Nottinghill (Costello)
Somewhere from West Side Story (Bernstein)
Tonight from West Side Story (Bernstein)



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Setup Requirements

one armless chair per musician

power outlet for PA system (if used)

protection from sun, rain or wind for outdoor performances

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