When searching for music for your next event, why not let Duo Sonoroso lend their expertise and passion for music to help you create a unique sound for special day. The sonorous sound of flute and guitar creates a beautiful serenade and is a wonderful back-drop for weddings, private parties and special events. Duo Sonoroso has entertained thousands of people throughout the tri-state area and is known for their diversity in musical styles. Whether you are looking for a traditional “classical” sound, a contemporary mix, light jazz or world music, you can count on Duo Sonoroso to get the music just right.
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We can take care of every musical detail, so you can enjoy this special time in your life!
(Please scroll below to see complete bios on Duo Sonoroso's Michelle Brick and Darren O'Neill)
Our services include:
We pride ourselves in getting to know our clients. We offer unlimited phone and email consultations and are happy to arrange for any type of music or ensemble.
Planning for your event
Let Duo Sonoroso’s years of experience help guide you through the task of choosing music for your wedding or event. We begin by outlining where in the service you will need music and offer a wide-array of options to fill in the blanks. Whether you are a music connoisseur or someone who does not know much about music, we will offer suggestions and help create a musical package that you and your guests will love!
Day of Event
Whether it is a wedding ceremony or private party, we always arrive early to set-up and get acquainted with the venue. We own all our own applification equipment and will use it when needed…..even outdoors!
***** We happily will play outdoor events with the understanding that there is a plan “B” in case of inclement weather. Our instruments are extremely valuable and sensitive to extreme cold/heat…not to mention water. Many venues offer an option to have your ceremony inside in case of rain.
In the case of wedding ceremonies, we generally begin playing 20-30 minutes before the service while the guests are arriving. This helps set a calm and welcoming mood for guests.
Once cued, we will begin playing your ceremony. Here are some places where music is generally played:
• As mothers/grandparents enter
• Bridal Party
• The BRIDE (Processional)
• Recessional / Exit music
Here are some additional places where music can be added within a ceremony:
• Between readings
• The Unity Candle
• Flowers to the Blessed Mother
• Break of the glass
• Special blessings
Whether you are looking to have a simple ceremony or would like to incorporate lots of music in your ceremony, we will gladly work with you to create the wedding of your dreams!
*****The Duo Sonoroso is also available to play cocktail-hour or reception music as part of a package deal. Book us for more that one service and we will discount the second!
Our fees are based on what type of event you are booking us for…not by the hour. For example, a wedding ceremony is a set fee. It includes : consultation, travel, equipment, prelude music, ceremony music and exit music. If you would like us to also play your cocktail hour, we will happily quote you a discounted price. (We will also give you a competitive quote even if your cocktail hour is not at the ceremony location).
Michelle Brick attended the prestigious College of New Jersey’s music program where she earned a BM in music education, with an emphasis on flute performance. Soon after, Michelle’s passion for music and learning drove her back to school to earn her MA in flute performance from Montclair State University’s Cali School of Music. There she had the privilege of studying with Peggy Schecter, founder of the New Jersey Chamber Music Society and Susan Palma-Nidel, principal flutist of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Although a classical player by trade, Michelle’s interest in different genres of music has inspired her to continue her studies in latin, jazz and world music. She has had the honor and pleasure of studying with world-renowned Venezuelan flutist, Marco Granados and jazz and choro virtuoso, Anat Cohen. As a performer, Michelle has performed as a soloist and in ensembles throughout the United States, England and Colombia. Michelle currently works as a music educator in Summit, New Jersey. Michelle loves working with brides to help them create the perfect backdrop for their dream weddings. She is in high demand with New Jersey brides due to her professional approach and happy demeanor. Please contact her to discuss your wedding music needs!
Darren O’Neill serves as the Department Head of Music & Media Services at the Morris County Library in Whippany, NJ. He is also a Visiting Specialist in the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University in Montclair, NJ where he teaches private, classical guitar lessons, conducts the Guitar Ensemble, runs the Secondary Guitar program, and administers the Seminar in Historical Research. Mr. O’Neill earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Castleton College in Castleton, VT and his Master of Arts degree in Music from Montclair State University. Both degrees centered about guitar performance. He earned his Master of Library Service degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. As a member of Trio Brioso he gave his Carnegie Hall debut in 1997 as the result of winning the Artists International New York Debut Competition that same year. As a member of the Nova Segno Duo, he has performed and recorded on antique instruments from the historic collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has also spent significant time editing and proofreading the re-engraving of works by Fernando Sor (1778-1829) under the supervision of Dr. Brian Jeffery, Tecla Publications. His career as a librarian has taken him to the Music Research Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Darren enjoys playing as part of the flute and guitar duo, Duo Sonoroso. As a music librarian, no song request is too big or small. He specializes in arranging fantastic arrangements of wedding music that includes: wedding ceremony music, wedding processional and recessional music as well as all types of music in between.
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