Cello Duets are perfect for weddings! Richer but more mellow than a string quartet, (and less expensive too!) we also play piano, with an extensive repertoire and work with you to choose the perfect program for your special day or event.
Together we have played hundreds of weddings and special events, and would love to add that extra something to your special day!
Naragon Duo showed up early. Played beautiful. They were professional and friendly to all who spoke with them. Thank you for playing at my sister's wedding. Everyone loved your music.
Barbara was great to work with and easy to correspond back and forth with via phone and email. She helped us with music choices before, during and after our ceremony and was open to composing music for "modern" songs we requested without hesitation. She contacted us throughout our planning process and was an overall joy to work with. We received many comments about how great the cellos sounded and how it added the classic, traditional touch to our wedding. If you're considering a Classical Duo for your wedding, please contact Naragon Duo!
We couldn't have asked for more perfect music for our outdoor wedding ceremony: mellow, soothing, and classic. Scott's music helped set the tone for the entire evening. We received numerous compliments on it.
The Naragons are wonderful musicians, and great people to work with. They're very flexible and work with you to make your event exactly as you envisioned it... special and unique to you.
I couldn't recommend anyone more highly than Scott and Barb.
I booked Naragon Duo for my mom's memorial service. Scott and Barb were very responsive and professional. They were also very flexible when it came to changes or additions and did some wonderful cello arrangements of a few special songs we requested (Scott is a composer as well). I felt their pricing was more than fair for the special touch they added to my mom's service. I would highly recommend them!
Price Range: $150-275
Gig Length: 60 - 150 minutes
What to Expect
We work with you to meet your needs!
A typical wedding includes a half hour of light classical and pop standards including traditional wedding standards for cello duet like 2cellos), and/or piano and cello (like The Piano Guys). Processional music is custom tailored to your wedding and timed to fit your wedding party and venue. During the ceremony we can provide any special music or hymns, and if you have a singer, we can provide accompaniment. We also have many selections to choose from for the recessional and then will continue to play while people are leaving.
Barbara Michal served as principal cello for the Canton Symphony and the Pro Musica Chamber Orhestra. She has also played with the Columbus, West Virginia, and Ohio Valley Symphonies and with the LA Philharmonic Summer Institute under Leonard Bernstein. She has taught at Kenyon College, the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and the University of Rio Grande. In addition to her musical activities, she is a registered CPA and specializes in Elder Care personal accounting, and services for private musicians and artists.
Scott Michal is an internationally performed, recorded and published composer and song writer. He served in the cello section of the Columbus Symphony for many years, and has also worked as a pianist and accompanist as well as teaching cello, piano, composition, and songwriting privately and at the University of Rio Grande.
Together they perform as the Naragon Duo, playing for concerts, festivals, special event, funerals, and hundreds of weddings.
Additional Booking Notes
Most of our performances do not need amplification, but some events in large, noisy venues or outdoors for audiences of more than 100 may require amplification. We provide the front end, everything needed to plug in to your PA system, but if you need us to provide the PA system, there will be a small additional cost for system rental.
Past Booked Events
|May 05, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 12, 2016 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
We can perform just about anything that you want. Some songs and styles of music are less effective with our instrumentation, but we will work with you to meet your needs!
You can select from our library of anything in the standard wedding repertoire, as well as salon music from the gilded age, arrangements of light classics, original cello duets by the all time cello greats, pop and rock standards, selections from the great American songbook and musical theater, and jazz standards.
Hip Hop, Rap and Heavy Metal do not always work as well with our instrumentation, but if you have any selection that you would like to include, talk with us. We are always seeking new pieces to arrange and add to our library, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
|Barbara Michal||Cello, Piano, Organ|
|Scott Michal||Cello, Piano, Arrangements|
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