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Alan Oresky

Violin from Laurel, MD - Will travel up to 80 miles
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122 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2004
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$300 - $2800 per event
I have free-lanced in the Baltimore-Washington area for forty-seven years. I play just about all styles, including light classical, traditional/international folk (including Klezmer,) bluegrass, Irish, swing and jazz. I lead a jazz and swing instrumental duos and trios. In addition to my solo work, I can book groups of two to seven, including a vocalist or ethnic dance teacher. For wedding ceremonies, I play violin or mandolin with optional guitar, cello or piano accompaniment. At the present time I am NOT leading string ensembles larger than a trio (e.g., string quartets.) When I am not leading small groups or soloing, I can frequently be found playing as a sideman in bluegrass groups and even a Gypsy jazz group. The audio clips included on this member profile page are of my light classical solo playing in addition to selected tracks (as indicated by an *) from my self-produced CD originally released in 1994: "A Dream of Peace." I just added a track I composed for the Fabrangen Fiddlers' album "American Chai," originally released in 1978, and now finally available on CD. It is "Avrum's Nigun" (Abram's tune) and is a good sample of the ethnic dance material I still perform.
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100+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Wedding Ceremony

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We are so happy that we chose Alan to play at our daughter's wedding. We chose him after going over several violinist profiles and reviews. My daughter and her new husband along with several of our guests commented on the quality of his playing along with his wonderful selection of music. My daughter had a few requests and I asked him to include some Irish/Celtic and bluegrass. He chose the rest. My 80 year old aunt loved his version of "Danny Boy." I would certainly recommend him to friends, family and co-workers for their special event. Thank you Gigmasters and thank you again Alan for performing at our daughter's wedding.

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Alan Oresky’s Response:

Thank you for that glowing review, Theresa! All the Best to the new couple and their families!

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Community Event

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Alan Oresky is a very talented fiddler and mandolin player. He not only took the fiddle lead in playing Old-Time music, but also worked to integrate the other musicians so that our string band produced a great sound. Our audience was very appreciative and impressed with the fiddle solo pieces he played for us including Jerusalem Ridge, a difficult but beautiful bluegrass instrumental tune. Alan was the key musician that made our concert a success. Depending on the tune, Alan appropriately chose to play either the fiddle or the mandolin to best accompany the band. Alan's friendly personality and guidance was a great asset to the band. We hope to work with him again.

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Wedding

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Alan was a delight to have at my wedding. My wife and I were very pleased with his performance and professionalism. I would highly recommend his services.

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Alan Oresky’s Response:

Thanks so much for that glowing review, Kevin and Shalin! It was truly a pleasure performing for you! I hope that you will have a wonderful life together!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2017
Mar
12
St. Patrick's Party at Colvin Run Dance Hall
McLean, VA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Jun
3
Wedding
Myersville, MD
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Jun
4
Wedding Ceremony
Washington, DC
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Nov
5
Concert
Frederick, MD
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Oct
30
A.O. Trio: Wedding
Silver Spring, MD
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2016
Oct
22
Wedding Ceremony
Jarrettsville, MD
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2016
Oct
21
Community Event
Falls Church, VA
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2016
Oct
8
Wedding
Colonial Beach, VA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
22
Reception at Tudor Place
Washington, DC
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
SELECTED WEDDING REPERTOIRE
Alan Oresky, violin (& mandolin)
Air (on the G String)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Air from "The Water Music"
G. F. Handel
Allegro (Autumn) from "The Four Seasons"
A. Vivaldi
Allegro (Spring) from "The Four Seasons"
A. Vivaldi
Andante from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arioso
J. S. Bach
Ashokan Farewell
Jay Ungar
Ave Maria
Franz Schubert
Be Thou My Vision
Trad. Irish Ballad
Violin
Mandolin
Fiddler
Celtic Fiddler
Classical Violin
Jazz Violin
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Alan Oresky will also travel to Southern Facility, Annapolis Junction, Savage, Beltsville, Burtonsville, Southern Md Facility, Columbia, Fulton, Jessup, Fort George G Meade, Greenbelt, Silver Spring, Simpsonville, Spencerville, Bowie, College Park, Ashton, Clarksville, Glenn Dale, Hanover, Highland, Lanham, Odenton, Adelphi Chillum, Elkridge, Harmans, Riverdale, Sandy Spring, Severn, Bladensburg.
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