"Thank you so much for your wonderful addition to our wedding! Our guests loved it!!"
November, 2013 wedding, Bride
"Thank you so much again for the beautiful music you created for my son's wedding yesterday. All our guests at the reception told us how lovely and enjoyable it was. It was everything we wanted and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for sharing in our son's special day." July, 2013 Wedding, Mother of the Groom
Let Dorothy Barth bring the beauty, elegance, and warmth of a solo violin to your wedding or special celebration. Dorothy Barth began violin as a child in Amsterdam, one of Europe's great music cities. She continued her violin studies with Karel Blaas at Kansas University in Lawrence, her first American home. At age 14 she moved to Southern California, where she continued violin studies with other prominent teachers (Alice Schoenfeld from USC and Kenneth Fiske from Pomona College). She earned her music degree from Stanford University, where she studied with Kenneth Goldsmith. Later, she studied for 3 years with Dr. David Margetts (California State University Fresno).
Dorothy has performed throughout California as a wedding violinist and a member of various orchestras and chamber groups. She delights in playing diverse genres, including Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic, romantic, nostalgic, and folkloric music. You will be surprised at the scope of her international collection; email her for details. Acoustic or electric, Dorothy goes the extra mile to help wedding clients enjoy the perfect ceremony music. Experienced, passionate, and creative, she will add magic to your wedding! And if it's a special celebration you are hosting, check out Dorothy's Offers, which feature creative music ideas for themed events.
Visit Dorothy's website to read many more testimonials from satisfied clients. Dorothy's sheet music collection lines the walls of her studio and traverses most genres. Should you have a special musical request not in her library, Dorothy will research it, and if the music is appropriate for the violin, she will happily purchase the music at her expense. Dorothy's flowing, romantic presentation carries over in her choice of apparel: generally, formal gowns or dresses (concert black, summer ivory, metallics, or color if requested). For theme events, she can appear in Renaissance or Celtic costume or holiday velvets.
NEW: Dorothy's beautiful Realist electric violin has arrived! Coupled with her Roland AC-33 amp, it is a winning combination for indoor cocktail hours and larger events where added volume and reverb would be welcomed. Hear it soar on some recent sound samples added to this profile.
With her husband Bert on recorders (predecessors of the modern flute), Dorothy performs regularly as the violin/recorder duo Flutes of Fancy. They were interviewed for the 2012 Wedding issue of Renaissance Magazine. Dorothy is also an accomplished recorder player and can perform as a recorder duo per client preference. She is based in Southern California, but having previously resided and performed both in Central and Northern California, she considers all of California her home. She is open to travel to select duo events in Central California, Northern California, Nevada, and Arizona.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
CLASSICAL MUSICin alphabetical order:
Air from the Third Orchestral SuiteBach
Air from the Water MusicHandel
Alla Hornpipe from the Water MusicHandel
All in A Garden GreenOld English
Andante from the Fourth Brandenburg ConcertoBach
Aria from Cantata 208Bach
Autumn Theme from Four SeasonsVivaldi
Bist Du Bei Mir (Are You With Me)Bach
Bourrée from the Sixth Violin SonataBach
Bridal Chorus from LohengrinWagner
By The SeaSchubert
Canon in DPachelbel
Children's Prayer from Hansel & GretelHumperdinck
Chossn Kalah Mazel TovJewish traditional
Danza Pastorale from Four SeasonsVivaldi
Dodi LiN. Chen
Erev BaJewish traditional
Erev Shel ShoshanimJewish traditional
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Minuet and RomanzeMozart
Gavotte from the Third English SuiteBach
Gavotte from the Sixth English SuiteBach
Gavotte I and II from the Second Orchestral SuiteBach
Gavotte II from the First Orchestral SuiteBach
Gigue from the Third Orchestral SuiteBach
JesuJoy of Man's Desiring
Lev TahorJewish Traditional
March of the Priests from Magic FluteMozart
Minuet II from the First French SuiteBach
Minuet I from the Fourth English SuiteBach
Minuet in ABoccherini
Morning Has BrokenOld English
Ode to JoyBeethoven
O Perfect LoveBarnby
O Promise MeDekoven
Preludio from the Second Cello SuiteBach
Princess RoyalOld English
Processional from the Royal Fireworks MusicHandel
Processional from St. Anthony's ChoraleHaydn
Rejoycing from The Royal Fireworks MusicHandel
Rondeau from Incidental Music to AbdelazerPurcell
Rondeau Theme from Masterpiece TheatreMouret
Rondo in DMozart
Romanze in FBusch
Sarabande from the Second English SuiteBach
Sarabande from the First French SuiteBach
Siman TovJewish traditional
Simple GiftsTraditional Shaker
Song Without WordsMendelssohn
Spring Theme from Four SeasonsVivaldi
The Peace from Royal Fireworks MusicHandel
Theme from Romeo and JulietTchaikovsky
Wedding March from Midsummer Night's DreamMendelssohn
You are My PeaceSchubert
Musical Theater Balladsvarious
Romantic and Nostalgic Balladsvarious
Celtic Music100's of tunes
Italian Romantic and Folkloricvarious
Spanish Romantic and Folkloricvarious
Scandinavian Fiddle Tunesvarious
Chamber Music Violin
World Music Violin
$150 - $1500
I've had a life-long fascination with the late Lord Yehudi Menuhin, who influences me to continue to love and honor the violin. My specific influences have been my teachers--all superb players and esteemed faculty.
"Great music, friendly, professional, easy to work with! Would recommend and use again!
- Breah W.
Wedding Ceremony in Laguna Beach, CA on 09/14/2013
"Dorothy Barth provided beautiful music for our wedding ceremony. She arrived early to set up and was very helpful in the music selection before the day of the wedding. She also provided us with a wedding page that outlined what order and what songs would be played. Everyone complimented on how wonderful the music was for the ceremony."
- Jessica P.
Wedding Reception in Redlands, CA on 06/22/2013
"We couldn't be happier with Dorothy. Extremely talented, punctual and went out of her way to make us happy. Quick reply to any emails and she located sheet music to an uncommon wedding song. When there was a mix up in the timing of the bridal party starting, Dorothy noticed this and continued /replayed the song without a pause. Our guests would have never known that the party missed their cue. Amazing!
Roy & Brooke Williams"
- Roy W.
Christmas Party in Los Angeles, CA on 12/22/2012
"Dorothy and her husband Bert were a pleasure to work with and they made our party a truly special event!"
In addition to Fallbrook, Dorothy Barth - Celebrate Good Music! will also travel to Bonsall, Temecula, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Pala, San Luis Rey, Vista, Murrieta, Nuevo, Winchester, Valley Center, Carlsbad, Escondido, San Marcos, Atwood, Pauma Valley, Wildomar, Menifee, Palomar Mountain, Encinitas
and many other locations in and around the Fallbrook area.
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