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The Paradies Ensemble

String Quartet from Saint Petersburg, FL - Will travel up to 40 miles
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Hi, I'm Julie Paradies, first violinist and leader of The Paradies Ensemble. My husband Jim and I rcently moved here from New York State. We have been performing at weddings for 20 years, and our familiarity with so much wedding music will set your mind at ease!

You choose the ensemble: solo, duo, trio, quartet, or quintet. You can enter to the Pachelbel Canon in D and exit to the Trumpet Voluntary played joyfully by trumpet and strings. Or choose your own we're flexible! At one memorable wedding ceremony we played all Beatles! You don't need to choose all the music; we are the experts so leave it to us. At your cocktail hour, enjoy a mix of classical plus contemporary selections such as All of Me, Make You Feel My Love, All You Need Is Love, and A Thousand Years.

We can play as the traditional string quartet of first violin, second violin, viola, and cello. OR, hire the ensemble of trumpet and strings for a something unique: Jim will play a joyful trumpet fanfare to announce the bride's walk down the aisle! Your guests will remember that exciting moment!

Prices vary according to number of musicians, number of hours, and travel distance.

I play the violin in two orchestras: the Suncoast Symphony Orchestra and the Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra, where I am concertmaster.

We look forward to "playing a part" in your wedding!
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Based on a last minute cancellation of organist and violinist to play at our wedding ceremony, I was able to locate Paradies Ensemble through Gigmasters and was highly impressed with the aptitude and professionalism of Paradies. Since I rarely have time to review and comment on my experiences, I will say Julie was extremely professional and diligent to validate her musical repoitore and experience to play this type of venue. I was confident upon speaking to her that she was the right choice. HIGHLY RECOMMEND her for any type of venue and her level of experience was truly a blessing and welcomed for making my ceremony harmonious and a beautiful experience.

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I had several calls with Julie to prepare for the ceremony. We had specific requests for our music and timing. She was very accommodating. It was an incredibly special and meaningful ceremony as a result :)

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We had the honor of having the Paradies Ensemble play at our Ceremony and cocktail hour this past Saturday up in Roxbury NY. They were absolutely amazing! They even learned A Whole New World for us (our first date was Aladdin on Broadway). They were such a pleasure to work with and their beautiful music made our day extra special. We can't say enough good things about this group, we highly recommend them for your event. Thanks again Paradies Ensemble!

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The Paradies Ensemble’s Response:

Hi Tom and Kacie, It was very gratifying to see your thumbs up while we were playing A Whole New World. We were happy to play a part in your perfect day! ~~Julie, Jim, Ryan and Jay

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2017
May
29
Suncoast.Sym.Orch.@BayPinesNat.Cem.
Saint Petersburg, FL
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2017
Jun
24
Wedding Ceremony
Indian Rocks Beach, FL
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Oct
1
pinellas.park.orch.concert
Pinellas Park, FL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Oct
29
wedding ceremony
Clearwater, FL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Mar
2
Wedding Ceremony
Bradenton, FL
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Mar
4
pinellas.park.orch.concert
Pinellas Park, FL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
May
13
wedding ceremony
Saint Petersburg, FL
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
May
6
Town Manor on the Lake
Auburndale, FL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Apr
29
Suncoast Symphony Orchestra concert
Palm Harbor, FL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Apr
22
Suncoast Symphony Orchestra concert
Largo, FL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Apr
1
Wedding
Sarasota, FL
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Mar
11
Wedding Ceremony
St Petersburg, FL
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
What a Wonderful World
Canon in D
Pachelbel
So Happy Together
Marry You
Bruno Mars
Bridal Chorus, "Here Comes The Bride"
Wagner
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Ode to Joy
Beethoven
Marry Me
Train
String Quartet
Classical Duo
Classical Trio
Chamber Music Trio
Chamber Music Quartet
Classical Quartet
Weddings
Celebrations
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Holiday Parties
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Church Services
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Mother's Day Parties
Country Clubs
Lessons
Please note The Paradies Ensemble will also travel to Pinellas Park, Bay Pines, Largo, Clearwater, Seminole, Tampa, Indian Rocks Beach, Sun City, Belleair Beach, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Safety Harbor, Anna Maria, Palmetto, Bradenton, Dunedin, Terra Ceia, Bradenton Beach, Ellenton, Gibsonton.
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