Why hire Intermezzi?
Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet. Weddings, Receptions, Parties, Church, any celebrations where live music is wanted. Classical, Jazz, Folk, Special Requests. Violin w/guitar, another violin, viola and/or cello.
I have been performing professionally for over 40 years! I was a National Young Audience performer and toured with a professional String Quartet for 5 years throughout the Northwest and Canada. There have been numerous Concertmaster positions with symphonies and chamber orchestras throughout the United State. Currently I perform with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock, AR. I have my Masters Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. While in Colorado I also did "gigs" with Jazz Bands and did some studio work. I have played hundreds of weddings with various ensembles and enjoy teaming up with my string professional friends. I'm expanding to include Jazz in my offering, performing with a wonderful Classical/Spanish/Jazz guitarist. My latest "big name" connection was to "back up" Josh Groban at the WalMart Shareholders meeting. I'm a Classical violinist, but I do enjoy expanding into other styles. I coach at the Grand Lakes Festival Fiddle Camp each Labor Day weekend and play at my church whenever possible. I have maintained a private teaching studio for 40 years, keeping 20-40 violin students. For the past 20 years I have taught with the Suzuki Music School of Arkansas affiliated with the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I have trained extensively in the Suzuki method and enjoy working with the very young (3 yrs.) to the very old (95 years young). I formed the Fayetteville Fiddle Choir in 2008 with 8-15 of my violin students who learn traditional fiddling. Our largest performance was for the National Literacy Conference (over 1000 in attendance) in Little Rock, AR.
William Reyes: Classical Guitarist
Mary Haley: violinist
Classically trained (both have our masters degree in performance) we have expanded our selections to include traditional jazz and pop selections. Stephan Grapelli and Joe Venuti are two of my favorite jazz violinists. Texas Shorty has inspired my "fiddling" and David Oistrach is my favorite Classical violinist.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 20 - 240 minutes
For weddings I will help select music (special requests taken). I will assist in program listings. We also can play for cocktails and/or reception using our jazz, pop and classical repertoire. Can provide lovely "background" music for almost every occasion. The violin/guitar duo is especially adaptable, performing special requests from Classical to Celtic! We have performed weddings, birthdays, memorial services, receptions, fund raisers and parties.
Cannot perform if there's rain drops and/or direct sunshine!
two straight back (armless) chairs, electrical plug, good lighting.
No real special needs but my guitarist uses a small amp for projection. A Classical guitar (unplugged) is difficult to be heard except in a quiet performance venue.
Just about all traditional wedding repertoire can be done. Pachelbel Canon, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desireing, Wedding March etc....
Jazz/Pop repertoire can cover decades of music. If there is sheet music out there, we can perform it!!! My guitarist can use a loop that allows us to sound like TWO guitars and violin for the jazz numbers. The Prayer (Josh Groben), Ain't No Sunshine (Stevie Wonder), Crazy (Patsy Cline), Misty (Jazz Standard), Nadia's Theme (Young and Restless) etc....
2011: 20 gigs
2012: 32 gigs
2013: 16 gigs (so far)
Available for Your
Anniversary Party, Birthday Party, Christmas Party, Corporate Event, Private Party, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Cocktail Hour, Wedding Reception