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Protea Ensemble

String Quartet from Bellingham, WA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$325 - $1000 per event
From Bach to Rock, Seattle to Semiahmoo, we play it all.

Handel, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven wedding tunes and on to Beatles tunes like "All You Need Is Love", or Adele, Avril, Bruno Mars, Cold Play, Daft Punk, Enya, Lady Gaga, Magnetic Zeroes, Sting, The Verve. Or tangos like La Paloma, Por Una Cabeza, El Choclo, and La Cumparsita; jazz from Gershwin to Porter, to Brubeck and Jobim. Add some R&B from Chuck Berry, Percy Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and Smokey Robinson, or even Irish jigs and Klezmer. Yes, we play hymns (hear our new arrangements of Dona Nobis Pachem), plus lots of movie themes.

Along with our baroque/classical audio samples, mp3-Midi versions of some classical rock/pop and jazz tunes are available, using our own, original arrangements for string quartet.

On the classical side, our last concert at the Whatcom Museum of History and Art, with guest pianist and concert soloist, Dan Solo, aired the Brahms Piano Trio, opus 114; Faure Piano Quartet, opus 15; along with the prodigiously difficult Ysaye sonata #3 (Ballade) for solo violin.

Protea members have played with the Emerson and Leontovitch string quartets, Seattle and Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Northwest Ballet, and Whatcom, Pasadena, and Monterey Bay symphonies. Several have Masters degrees in music performance.
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I cannot compliment Proteo Ensemble enough! Ray was extremely helpful, professional, and accommodating. We booked on relatively short notice and he was able to find a few special songs for us extremely quickly. Everyone enjoyed their music during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour - many guests commented on how great they were! Overall, I am extremely satisfied with our experience with Ray and Proteo Ensemble and wholeheartedly recommend them!

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I had Protea Ensemble perform at my wedding, all of my guests were so impressed. when i walked out the door to go down the aisle i could hear Canon in D and i immediately started to cry, it was exactly what i had imagined. i highly recommend these guys for any event!!! Thank you so much for helping to make my day perfect!

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It was such a joy to work with Ray Kamada while planning my daughter's wedding. He was very helpful in making recommendations and accommodating about what I knew we wanted. Ray kept in contact and was quick to respond throughout the planning process, which helped to relieve a lot of stress. This was SO appreciated. I didn't have to worry about anything. Our guests enjoyed the music and Protea Ensemble had a big part in making my daughter's wedding truly beautiful.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Sep
3
Wedding Ceremony
Seattle, WA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Jul
18
Wedding
Bow, WA
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2014
Oct
11
Wedding Ceremony
Friday Harbor, WA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2014
Sep
26
Monte Cristo
Everett, WA
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2014
Sep
7
Wandering Waters
Maple Falls, WA
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2014
Aug
17
Lairmont Manor
Bellingham, WA
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2014
Jul
12
Shuksan
Ferndale, WA
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
PROTEA SQ SONG LIST ( in physical binders
non in digital library)
TRADITIONAL WEDDING TUNES - processional/bride's walk/recessional
Arrival of Queen of Sheba
Handel
Ave Maria (Processional)
Schubert
Canon in D (Processional)
Pachabel
Passacaille (Processional)
Handel
Wedding March (Processional)
Wagner
Jesu-Joy of Man's Desiring (Processional)
Bach
Meditation/Thais (Bride's Walk)
Massanet
Arioso Cantata 156 (Bride's Walk)
Bach
String Quartet
Chamber Music Quartet
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Protea Ensemble will also travel to Ferndale, Everson, Lummi Island, Lynden, Custer, Acme, Deming, Bow, Sumas, Blaine, Nooksack, Olga, Sedro Woolley, Burlington, Anacortes, ABBOTSFORD, LANGLEY, Clearlake, Eastsound, WHITE ROCK, Maple Falls, La Conner, Mount Vernon, Deer Harbor, Lyman, MILNER, SURREY, Lopez, DEWDNEY, Orcas.
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