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Otherwise Strings

Classical Duo from Redlands, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$500 - $5000 per event
Otherwise Strings, founded in 1999 by Mark and Mari McConnell, started as a guitar and violin duo. We are now a network of professional musicians that perform regularly. We have performed with musicians such as Smokey Robinson, Peter Cetera, Josh Groban, Micheal Buble, Barry Manilow, and many, many others!

We cater the ensemble to fit your needs, from string duos, trios, and quartets to several combinations that make your event memorable. Our repertoire includes Classical standards, Jazz, Broadway showtunes, arrangements of popular tunes and much, much, more. Ask us about arrangements of 80's love songs for string ensemble! To round out your music needs for your event, contact Mark McConnell to book the highly acclaimed Otherwise Jazz. This is your one-stop-shop for music!

For a life-long memory, special music can be composed for your event, with advance notice.

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A GigMasters member for 10+ years

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"Otherwise Strings" are a joy to work with. Their performance at my son's wedding exceeded my expectations; they were well-prepared, highly talented, professional in dress and attitude, but also very warm, friendly, and easy to be with. They also helped us, very last minute, when the DJ for the reception was delayed. When asked, they readily agreed to play longer than the original planned cocktail hour, and "stepped into the gap" beautifully. None of the guests even knew there was a problem. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting lovely music, performed with class, for a special event.

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We hired Mari for a violin and cello duo during our wedding ceremony, they were excellent. We had a few uncommon pieces we asked Mari to play, she was very accommodating and played the pieces very beautifully. I'm so happy we went with otherwise strings, they made the ceremony very special.

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Otherwise Strings was great! We requested special specific music for our wedding (pieces not normally requested) and they played each piece with a high caliber of musicianship. We had several guests comment on how wonderful the strings were as an addition to our wedding ceremony.The group was dressed professionally, arrived on time, played exactly what we asked for, and choose appropriate music to fill the time prior to the ceremony. My husband and I are so glad we choose Mari and Otherwise Strings to be part of our special day!

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2014
Feb
22
Wedding Reception
Palm Springs, CA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
Jan
29
Dinner Dance
Riverside, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2013
Dec
14
Christmas Party
Pasadena, CA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Jun
24
Wedding Ceremony
Redlands, CA
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2013
Mar
23
Wedding Ceremony
Indio, CA
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2012
Dec
1
Memorial Service
Corona del Mar, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Adagio from "Xerxes"
Handel
A Foggy Day
Gershwin G. & Ira
Air
Dowland John
Air from Suite No.5
Handel George Friedrich
Air 'on G string'
Bach J.S.
Allegretto from Divertimenti Notturni Op.86 No.4
Guliani Mauro
Allegro from Partita No.2
Teleman G. Ph.
Allegro in D
Mozart W.A
Allergretto
Haydn Franz Joseph
Alman
Johnson Robert
String Quartet
Classical Duo
Jazz Duo
Chamber Music Duo
Classical Trio
Jazz Trio
Chamber Music Trio
Chamber Music Quartet
Classical Quartet
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Otherwise Strings will also travel to Bryn Mawr, Loma Linda, Highland, Mentone, Patton, San Bernardino, Colton, Grand Terrace, Moreno Valley, Moreno, Yucaipa, Calimesa, Riverside, Bloomington, March Air Force Base, Rialto, Rimforest, Running Springs, Blue Jay, Crest Park, Skyforest, Twin Peaks, Cedar Glen, Crestline, Green Valley Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Fontana, Perris, Rubidoux, Cedarpines Park.
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