St. Mark's² is a classical string quartet of extremely talented string players who will bring style and class to any event! This chamber group is made up of 2 violinists, a violist and a cellist.
Book St. Mark's² for your next private event, public party, concert date, corporate function or wedding ceremony!
St Mark’s performed the music for our wedding ceremony. We received so many compliments about their music from our guests! They were reliable, easy to work with, and they are truly talented and professional musicians! We are just looking for an excuse to book them again!
Professional, pleasant and talented. They enhanced my daughter’s wedding immensely.
We booked St. Mark's2 for a string quartet on our wedding that we had this weekend and we can't recommend them enough when it comes to live music. The music is beautiful and they are truly masters of their craft, but how they handled everything before the event that leaves us in awe. They had an extensive list of songs to choose from for each moment both classic and more modern. They were very responsive to our queries and informative about songs within their purview -- as well as willing to work with certain songs already composed if they are not on their lists. At the wedding itself it was evident they have done this type of thing many times as they didn't need much guidance of where to be. They were also able to work with timing of the walks not matching the full length of the song during the ceremony, helping it run as smoothly as possible. Allison was great to work with and I only wish the best for her and her group of talented artists!
They did a great job at my wedding in big Cedar Lodge this past weekend! They were very flexible and easy-going. It was also easy to communicate through the gig salad website. Would definitely recommend them!
The quartet was excellent quality music with fantastic people for a fun filled evening.
The music added a special touch to my daughters wedding. Beautiful.
St. Marks Quartet performed at our outdoor June wedding and did phenomenal! Allison was always very quick to respond to questions and went above and beyond to get the music we requested! Many of our guests commented how much they enjoyed the music.
St. Mark’s played so beautifully at our wedding ceremony. I had two special requests they so kindly made happen and Allison was so responsive to me any time I needed to communicate. I could not recommend them more. Thank you so much for your beautiful music!!
We loved having St. Mark’s2 String Quartet play for our wedding at Crystal Bridges in Bentonville, Arkansas! We booked through Allison, who was wonderful to work with from the beginning. She was very professional, responsive, helpful and kind. She was also flexible and understanding with our last-minute delayed start due to the unpredictable spring weather. The quartet played classical music for our ceremony and pop music for our reception. They even made the effort to find and learn our specific love song, which made our day! Their talent was beyond expectation, and our guests raved about their absolutely beautiful performance for days after our event! Thank you, Allison and St. Mark’s2! We highly recommend. - The Bride & Groom
They were fabulous
Easy and accommodating to work with. The music was beautiful.
They arrived on time, set up and played beautifully at a hot and humid lakeside wedding in July. They were awesome. Sounded wonderful and were complete professionals. Highly recommended!
When we decided to change our plans to a small family wedding ceremony and reception, we knew we still wanted great music. Allison was quick to respond and helped me book her quartet, St. Mark's2. She provided me with a wide repertoire of classical pieces for our ceremony and contemporary favorites for our reception. Allison was even able to accommodate our special request for our first dance - It Had to Be You. The group was so warm and friendly throughout our special day, they even stayed late when our reception ran behind! St. Mark's2 are a group of absolute professionals! Not only did they provide wonderful music, but they added to magic of the day with their gracious demeanor. Thank you Allison and St. Mark's2!!
Response from St. Mark's²:
Thank you so much, Lauren!! It was such a pleasure and honor to play for you.
St. Mark's 2 performed the final concert in a series of four chamber music concerts at the Springfield Art Museum on January 17, 2019. The audience was enthralled as per usual. This group is great!
I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of working with St. Marks2. Very communicative, accessible, accommodating, and talented! Moving performance. Everyone loved them, as did we. Perfect touch for our wedding day.
St. Mark's 2 recently played a chamber music concert for the Springfield Art Museum. The group thoughtfully selected arrangements to coincide with a special exhibition of Grant Wood's lithographs. It was the first time the Museum has done something like this and we weren't sure what to plan for, we had 30 seats available and over 100 people showed up to attend! The performance was wonderful and the crowd enjoyed it thoroughly. We are booking St. Mark's 2 for three more concerts.
Very professional and just down right nice people. I received many comments from other attendees of the event how much they enjoyed the music.
Response from St. Mark's²:
Thank you so much, Jeanette! It was really nice meeting you and playing at the event!!! Hope to play for you again!
Wonderful experience! Professional and talented.
I was in such a whirlwind daze as the bride that I don't think I even heard the quartet playing but I do know the guests had a lot of wonderful things to say. Also, they were timely, dressed professionally, and Allison was very easy to work with for planning. Thank you!
St Mark's did a fantastic job at our daughter's wedding. Superb music! They were very professional.
I recently hired St. Mark's^2 to play at my wedding ceremony. The group was wonderful to work with. Allison was very helpful and responsive in the months leading up to my wedding. Everyone in attendance loved the trio, and commented how beautiful it was. Thank you!
St. Mark's Squared played the seating and ceremony music for our wedding. Although one of the original players was not able to play for our event, Allison quickly found a wonderful replacement, and the whole experience was seamless. Their wonderful playing made our wedding so special, and many of the guests are still telling us how perfect the music was! We would recommend them to anyone. So happy we decided to hire them!
they were amazing. a great to work with!
The Chillicothe Area Arts Council's final show of the season featured St. Mark's² Sunday, April 24th at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. They were given rave reviews. One of our long-time supporters, also a classical music enthusiast remarked "they are the best stringed quartet I've ever heard"! We highly recommend this group of talented musicians for your next event--large or small! Mary Lou VanDeventer, Administrator for the Chillicothe Area Arts Council
I booked St Mark's 2 for a Sunday afternoon concert at the Lyric Theatre, Harrison, Arkansas.
The group was very easy to work with and
communicated well before the event.
The music selected was perfect and very well recieved by the audience with many positive comments.
The talent of the quartet is world class and the and the concert was beyond my expectations.
The quartet played for our daughter's wedding and reception and I could not have been more pleased with our experience. The quality of music was very wonderful and the selections were perfect! Every interaction I had with Allison was prompt and she answered every question I had. I would highly recommend this quartet to anyone! Many of our guest inquired about where they were from and how wonderful they were!! They were the perfect topping on the cake for the event!!
They were easy to work with when selecting music for my wedding. They were punctual, professional and extremely talented musicians who brought a touch of heaven to my special day!
I was extremely impressed with this string quartet at my daughter & son in laws wedding in July. Their repertoire was outstanding and was played with utter perfection. The music was exactly what we wanted & we couldn't have been happier:) They will not disappoint!!
St. Mark's Square is an amazing quartet that provided the perfect setting for our son and daughter-in-law's wedding! The elegance and professionalism of the music selections to the quality of their stylish appearance and manner were all extremely fitting for the occasion. We had used them previously for our company's Open House where their beautiful music filled our three-story atrium with delicate sophistication. I would highly recommend them for any event!
St. Mark's Square was everything we requested and more than ever expected. The music selected fit the occasion and various moments throughout the evening perfectly. We have received several compliments both during and after the event as to the quality of their performance. Although ours was a wedding as well as performance during the reception - we higly recommend St. Marks Square for any occasion and hope to use them again in the future! William and Kathleen Greene
In our wedding the music was really important to us. We were so happy with St. Mark's Square. The music was incredible and it was just what we wanted. You will be hard pressed to find any one as talented or as hard working as St. Mark's Square. We couldn't recommend them more!
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What to Expect
St. Mark's² is comprised of the four founding members, Allison Steiner (first violin), Aleksis Zarins (second violin), Kirsten Weingartner-Weiss (viola) and Caleb Marshall (cello). In some circumstances due to busy professional schedules on each members part, substitutions may occur. Know that the quality of the music and the musicians themselves will not be negatively affected by a replacement. St. Mark's² only works with the very best and most professional musicians anywhere.
St. Mark's² is a professional string quartet whose members are: Allison Steiner (first violin), Aleksis Zarins (second violin), Kirsten Weingartner-Weiss (viola) and Caleb Marshall (cello). Its members are currently instructing at or have served on the faculties of Missouri State University, Drury University and College of the Ozarks. Each are permanent chair musicians in the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. Their extensive backgrounds include studies at Manhattan School of Music, Depaul University and Missouri State University. Collectively, their performance experience has brought them around the world to concert stages in Europe, the Far East and South America. They have performed in Broadway shows, the stages of NYC's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, as well as Branson theaters. They have shared the stage with such talents as Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Kansas, The Lawrence Welk Show, Anne Murray, Steve & Edie Gormet, Manheim Steamroller and many others. They regularly perform for various events around the Springfield, Mo area and give recitals each year. Pieces in their repertoire include works by Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Ravel, Grieg, Borodin, and Smetana. In addition, they have a variety of Baroque favorites, authentic Tango music from the 1930s, and pop tunes.
Upcoming Booked Events
|May 25, 2024 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|November 04, 2023 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 24, 2023 • 3:30pm - 9:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|December 31, 2022 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 30, 2022 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|June 30, 2022 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 25, 2022 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 03, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 19, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|December 11, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 07, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 01, 2021 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|August 14, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Anniversary Party|
|June 19, 2021 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 12, 2021 • 3:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 05, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 30, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 23, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 24, 2021 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 09, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 21, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 25, 2020 • 4:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 25, 2020 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 18, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 11, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 01, 2019 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 11, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 06, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 25, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 17, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 04, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|October 28, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 03, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Concert|
|May 25, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 19, 2018 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 28, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 27, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 07, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 03, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 12, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 15, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 16, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 03, 2016 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 20, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe, Missouri|
|March 12, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 29, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Chamber of Commerce Dinner in Springfield, Missouri|
|December 19, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 29, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Lyric Theater in Harrison, Arkansas|
|November 29, 2015||Cultural Event|
|October 17, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 03, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 18, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 15, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 11, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|