We perform formal chamber music concerts, less formal library concerts, kid's concerts and we perform for wedding ceremonies all over Hampton Roads area (Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Virginia).
So amazing! You could not ask for a more talented group of individuals who become a key component of a most cherished event and memory.
Response from Ambrosia Quartet:
Thank you so much, Mr. Popov! We love making beautiful string quartet music throughout Hampton Roads and beyond. You are indeed special to our quartet! Best wishes, Ambrosia Quartet Cellist
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
With Ambrosia Quartet you will have a fully professional team of performers that can go with the flow, improvise a bit,
and who always delivers the highest quality. With Ambrosia Quartet you are guaranteed beautiful music that will enhance your wedding or special event making it one of a kind.
In 2002, four friends decided to join forces to explore their collective passion for chamber music. Thus, the Ambrosia Quartet was formed. This dynamic ensemble will thrill you with their interpretations of the very best music written for string quartet, from classical favorites to the most recent compositions of celebrated contemporary composers. These talented individuals all won seats with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, but their backgrounds are as diverse as the music they play. Violinists Simon Lapointe and Mayu Cipriano hail from Quebec, Canada and Tokyo, Japan respectively; violist Beverly Kane Baker grew up locally in Hampton, and cellist Rebecca Gilmore came to the area from Charlotte, North Carolina. Their resumes collectively represent many years of study at the very best conservatories, including the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Indiana and Rice universities and The Juilliard School.
In more than a decade of recitals, The Ambrosia Quartet has explored the chamber music of Haydn, Hailstork and Tchaikovsky in New Beginnings, Glazunov, Shostakovich and Borodin in A Russian Celebration, and Beethoven, Shostakovich and Brahms in the prestigious Feldman Chamber Series program. They are not limited solely to quartets, frequently performing trios or participating in other ensembles. These friends are truly bonded together by their mutual love of the very best chamber music of any style, and they strive to reach the most diverse audiences possible. They have been heard in churches and museums just as readily as in fine concert halls, mostly in the United States, but also internationally. Look for more news about international travel plans, as well as a forthcoming music video.
Some might think it no surprise that an excellent orchestra would bring forth an excellent string quartet, but this is not always true. Chamber music ensembles require a rare chemistry to elevate the playing to a special realm. The Ambrosia Quartet has that chemistry and achieves that elevation. In classical mythology, ambrosia is the food of the gods: this quartet exists to share ambrosia with you.
Additional Booking Notes
We require ample lighting (if indoors) and space to bow for weddings. We require cover from direct sunlight and rain or mist.
We ask that you select from our current wedding repertoire list however, we are open to new ideas.
Albeniz Spanish Dance
Anderson, L. Blue Tango
Bach, J.S. Arioso (Cantata #156)
Air for the G String, Aria
Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1 - 6
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
“My Heart Ever Faithful” (Cantata #68)
Sheep May Safely Graze
Beethoven Adagio from “Pathetique"
Ode to Joy (from Symphony No. 9)
String Quartets, Opus 18
Borodine Nocturne (From String Quartet No. 2)
Clarke * Trumpet Voluntary
Menuetto, “Christmas” Concerto VIII (Opus 6, No. 8)
Frank Panis Angelicus in G Major
Handel Arrival of Queen of Sheba
La Rejouissance (Fireworks)
Water Music Suite
(I. Air, II. Bouree, III. Hornpipe, IV. Finale)
Haydn Andante from String Quartet in F Major, Op.3 , No. 5
Jarre Lara’s Theme or “Somewhere, My Love”
from Doctor Zhivago
Malotte The Lord’s Prayer
Mendelssohn * Wedding March
Mouret Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares
Mozart Alleluia (from Exsultate, Jubilate)
Andante from K. 316 for Flute & Orch.
Divertimento No. 1 and 3
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Pachelbel * Canon
Purcell Hornpipe & Air
Schubert Ave Maria
Stookey Wedding Song (There is Love)
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile from String Quartet Opus 11
Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D
(I. Allegro, II. Largo, III. Allegro)
Four Seasons, “Spring” and Summer” various
Wagner * "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin
Jewish Folk Hava Nagila
Jewish Trad. “Raisins & Almonds”
* popular bride pieces
All You Need is Love, Here Comes the Sun
|Simon Lapointe||1st Violin|
|Mayu Cipriano||2nd Violin|
|Beverly Kane Baker||Viola|
Influences & Inspiration
We are inspired by The Borromeo String Quartet, The Miami String Quartet, our colleagues in the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Ben Folds, The Piano Guys, Ella Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, and by loads of pop music.
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