Protea String Quartet

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

Handel, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven wedding tunes and on to the Beach Boys and Beatles, to Adele, Avril, Bruno Mars, Cold Play, Daft Punk, Ellie Goulding, Enya, Lady Gaga, Magnetic Zeros, Christina Perri and Katy Perry, Sting, The Verve, Train (we've added dozens of custom pop tune arrangements). 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, plus many movie and video game themes - exceeding 600 tunes for string quartet, about 200 for string trio, and dozens more for piano trio - likely one of the largest gigging strings repertoires in the Americas. Along with our baroque/classical audio samples, mp3s of some classical rock/pop and jazz tunes are available, with more than 60 of our own, original arrangements.

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 players have performed with the Emerson and Leontovitch string quartets, Seattle Symph., Northwest Ballet, and Whatcom, Pasadena, and Monterey Bay symphonies. Several have Masters degrees in music performance.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!

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We hired Protea String Quartet for our wedding and were very pleased. We aren’t music people and Ray worked with us personally to make suggestions for music including sending us samples of music layouts other couples used. It was extremely helpful to have someone walk us through each step of choosing music to make sure our day was exactly as we envisioned! Our guests were very excited for live music and it added a touch of elegance to our casual lunchtime wedding! Ray is very easy to communicate with! We highly recommend Protea String Quartet!

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Protea String Quartet’s Response:

Thanks, Marcy; much appreciated!

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I only have very positive comments to make about Ray Kamada and the Protea String Quartet. Working with Ray to book their services was a pleasure. He was very accommodating and open to ideas and special requests. He has a great sense of humor, communicates promptly, is a very talented musician, and is always professional. The wedding ceremony was on the stage of the Taper Auditorium at Benaroya Hall, and the string quartet's sound filled the auditorium. The music was all that I hoped for - truly beautiful. I recommend the Protea String Quartet very highly.

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Protea String Quartet’s Response:

Thanks, hugely, Lesley. Much appreciated!

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Private Party

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Wonderfully accommodating, talented musicians with a musical pallet sure to please ears everywhere!

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Protea String Quartet’s Response:

Thanks, Lance! And you were a most gracious host, much appreciated!

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2018
Jul
26
Concert
La Conner, WA
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Jul
1
Wedding Ceremony
Maple Falls, WA
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM
2018
Jun
9
Wedding
Seattle, WA
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Dec
17
Birthday Party (Adult)
Seattle, WA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Oct
7
Flight Museum Wedding
Seattle, WA
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
2017
Aug
26
Wedding
Seattle, WA
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
TRADITIONAL WEDDING TUNES
Ave Maria (Processional)
Schubert
Air in D (on G string)
Bach
Arioso Cantata 156 (Bride's Walk)
Bach
Badinerie
Bach
Dona Nobis Pachem
Bach
Jesu-Joy of Man's Desiring (Processional)
Bach
Menuetto-Badinerie
Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
Ode to Joy (Recessional)
Beethoven
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Chamber Music Quartet
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Weddings
Baby Showers
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Christenings
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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 String Quartet 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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