The Sea and Marie, (Christine Albarran) or more formerly known as Magnolia Strings Chicago, is an experienced violinist in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. While studying classical music in school, she also became fond of original music and arranging. Looking for the perfect song to make your event extra special? She will work with you to customize your music selections, even if that means arranging a special piece. Timely, professional, and friendly, Christine will deliver a high quality experience your guests will not forget.
Christine played at our wedding, and she was absolutely great!
Prior to the wedding, coordinating the setup and music selection were very easy.
She always replies quickly and always with a positive attitude.
Thank you, Christine!
Response from The Sea and Marie:
Thank you, Paola for your kind words. It was pleasure!
She did a great job for my wedding.
Christine did an amazing job st our wedding! She is so talented and easy to work with.
Christine, back in January, I gave you a task of playing some Indian/Bhangra songs that you had never heard of or played. You spent some time listening to the clips I sent you, and little did I know, you would have the songs down perfectly a few months after to play on your violin during my reception cocktail hour. The compliments I heard were just amazing and many people asked where did I find you. Since you were perfect and amazing in every way, the guests definitely enjoyed themselves while you were playing, and the feed back that I got was like no other. Myself, and Kruti, would like to say thank you very much for making our evening enjoyable, not only for us, but our guests too. Again, thank you for all you done.
Jay & Kruti Patel
The ladies of Magnilia Strings are very professional, flexible and most importantly, very talented musicians. I hired them to play at my wedding ceremony and was very happy with their performance and willingness to work with me on my special requests.
They did a fantastic job. From beginning to end, these ladies were fabulous to work with....incredibly responsive and went above and beyond to exceed our expectations.
We asked Magnolia Strings Chicago to play at the beginning of our wedding reception and they opened our evening in a way we never expected. The musical selections were superb and Christine and Heather are superb musicians. They were delightful, extremely easy to book, and the ultimate professionals. You will be very happy to have them at any event.
Price Range: $150-300
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Wedding ceremony includes:
-Twenty minutes of prelude music
-Special ceremony selections
-Ten minutes of postlude music
Wedding package includes:
-Everything listed above for the ceremony
-Variety of music for your event including classical, pop, tango, jazz and ragtime
-Sight read sheet music/charts
-Experiment and collaborate with songwriter/composer
Additional Booking Notes
The following terms are understood and agreed to:
- Attire will be formal black unless otherwise specified.
-Detailed map and or directions to the place of engagement must be provided to the musician at least two weeks prior to the engagement.
-The purchaser must notify musician of any special musical requests at least two weeks prior to the engagement.
-One straight back chair WITHOUT arms will be provided for the musician.
-Parking must be provided at the performance location.
-It is understood that some instruments, particularly string, are extremely valuable, and are susceptible to damage when exposed to certain climatic variations, such as rain, direct sunlight, and temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. It is understood that performer must be provided shelter from rain and direct sunlight.
Past Booked Events
|May 01, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 06, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 08, 2019 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 07, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 20, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 21, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 17, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 20, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 07, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 19, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 03, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
Ave Maria, Schubert
Ave Maria, Bach/Gounod
Panis Angelicus, Franck
Sheep May Safely Graze, Bach
La Rejouissance, Handel
Air from Suite in D, Bach
Wedding March, Mendelssohn
Halleluia Chorus from the Messiah, Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Handel
Jesu Joy of Our Desiring, Bach
Wachet Auf, Bach
Ode to Joy, Beethoven
Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke
Trumpet Tune, Clarke
Hornpipe in F, Handel
Air in F, Handel
Bourree in F, Handel
Menuet in G minor, Handel
La Paix, Handel
Menuet in D, Handel
Canon in D, Pachelbel
Wedding March, Wagner
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, Bach
Hungarian Dance No. 5, Bartok
Shepherd’s Hey, Grainger
Danza Pastorale, Vivaldi
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mozart
Water Music Suite, Handel
Heavens Are Telling, Haydn
Ancient Airs and Dances, Respighi
The King’s March, Clarke
Les Papillons, Dandrieu
Pine Apple Rag, Joplin
Rag-Time Dance, Joplin
The Entertainer, Joplin
Heliotrope Bouquet, Joplin
Alexander’s Ragtime Band, Berlin
3rd Street Walk
California Peanut Rag
Flower Duet from Lakme, Delibes
Three Little Maids from the Mikado, Sullivan
Old Joe Clark
Auld Lang Syne
Estudiantina Suite de Valses, Op. 191; Waldteufel
Minute Waltz, Chopin
Waltz of the Flowers, Tschaikovsky
Grande Valse Brillante, Chopin
Valse Lente, Delibes
Merry Widow Waltz, Lehar
Artist’s Life, Strauss
Vienna Life, Strauss
You and You, Strauss
The Skaters Waltz, Waldteufel
Kashmir, Led Zeppelin
All You Need is Love
Can’t Buy Me Love