Performing string music in the Los Angeles area, Pasadena Strings specializes in Christian and Jewish music of all periods, Baroque, Classical, Ethnic/Folk, Classic love songs, and music of Early California. We feature various combinations of violin, viola, cello, classical guitar, Celtic harp, and other acoustic instruments.
Our music ranges from Classical ensembles playing Renaissance music, through our Moreton Bay String Band interpretations of Celtic and Bluegrass, including vocals and traditional American folk instruments such as banjo, mandolin and hammered dulcimer.
We are happy to work with your special requests, including arrangements, themes, and guest musicians.
We make it a priority to interact in a respectful manner with your guests and we love to share our music with children.
Our core ensembles are:
String Quartet; String Trios including Violin, Cello and Classical/Acoustic Guitar; Violin, Viola and Cello; and Violin, Cello and Celtic Harp; String Duos including Violin and Cello; Violin and Guitar; and Violin and Celtic Harp or Piano. The Moreton Bay String Band features Violin, Cello, String Bass, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Hammered Dulcimer and Recorders.
This description and the bids which may result from it are for information purposes only, and do not constitute an agreement to perform for any specific person, group, business, venue, or event.
After a bid from Pasadena Strings has been accepted, we will require additional information before making a contract to perform.
Pasadena Strings venues have included:
Lake Avenue Church - Pasadena,
Pasadena Jewish Temple and Center,
La Canada Presbyterian Church,
Saint Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church,
Bel Air Presbyterian Church,
Church of the Ascension - Sierra Madre,
Pepperdine University Chapel,
Pasadena City Hall,
Pasadena Mayor's Prayer Breakfast,
Pasadena Museum Of California Art,
Gamble House - Pasadena,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
Cal Tech Atheneum,
Farnsworth Park - Altadena,
Walt Disney Concert Hall Garden,
Margaret Fowler Garden,
Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden,
Monrovia Art Walk,
Valley Hunt Club,
Annandale Country Club,
Brookside Country Club,
Altadena Town and Country Club,
La Canada - Flintridge County Club,
Malibou Lake Mountain Club,
Trump National Golf Club,
Pacific Palms Resort,
Spanish Hills Country Club,
Seven Degrees - Laguna Beach,
Tall Ship "Pilgrim",
Yacht "Dandeana" - Marina del Rey,
Yacht "Royal Princess" - Newport Beach,
Beverly Hills Hotel,
Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel,
Langham Huntington Hotel,
Westin Hotel Pasadena,
New Otani Hotel,
Four Seasons Hotel – Beverly Hills,
Casa del Mar,
Shutters at the Beach,
La Palapa Del Mar,
Hyatt Hotel - Huntington Beach,
Sheraton Delfina Hotel,
Westlake Village Inn,
South Coast Winery,
Chart House - Dana Point,
Barrio Fiesta of Manila,
Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks,
Inn at Rancho Santa Fe,
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel - San Diego,
Planter's Inn - Charleston;
Private homes in Pasadena, Altadena, La Canada, San Marino, Beverly Hills, Arcadia, Monrovia and surrounding areas.
If you are planning an event, whether it is a year from now or tomorrow morning, please contact us.
We look forward to answering your inquiry and providing beautiful music for you and your guests.
Anne McKinley (Violin),
Michele Suh Wood (Violin),
Judy Cain (Cello),
Corrie McKinley-Potter (Celtic Harp),
Steve Wilke (Guitar),
Janene Khanchalian (Hammer Dulcimer, Recorder),
Kent Besocke (Guitar, Banjo),
Tracy Wilke (String Bass),
Crystal Rivette (Piano),
Tim Khanchalian (Mandolin),
Trina Carey (Cello),
Heide Le (Viola)