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3 CENTER STAGE ORCHESTRAS Reviews
Married on 10/08/2016
I have too many wonderful things to say about Center Stage Orchestras. Having seen them perform (with a smaller ensemble) at 78 Below a few years ago, it was an easy choice for our wedding on October ... Read more 8, 2016. They flawlessly executed some all time favorite classics but were also up to date with current music. From the time we inquired about their services to the moment we booked them, we were treated with the highest level of professionalism and flexibility from Joe Bonacci. Joe worked really closely with us to get a sense of the kind of music we'd like to hear, and to learn the music we definitely wanted to hear. He was incredibly organized and very on top of his communications. The band really made the environment a party and the crowd's energy fed into the music options they played. We had to move our ceremony to take place at our venue which we realized two weeks before the wedding; we then realized we needed to add ceremony music. Joe was extremely accommodating and added an extremely talented trio of musicians to play all of the classical music we would have had playing at our church ceremony. The venue itself was not a traditional intuitive venue to set up in, however Joe and his crew arrived early and adapted seamlessly. Obviously I'm biased because it was our wedding, but I thought the music was just incredible. A number of our guests came up to us the next day and said the band was outstanding and could not stop talking about what a fun night it was (largely in part of the band bringing everyone on to the dance floor with their high energy and fun music). As I mentioned before, Joe could not have been more accommodating! We had special requests for our first dance, our dance with our parents (my dad added some special lyrics to our song), and all were met! I had envisioned "icing" my new husband under the guise of a garter toss; the band met my request to play a hybrid of Ice Ice Baby and Under Pressure in tribute to the late David Bowie.
Married on 06/18/2011
We had the 10-pc Manhattan Swing Orchestra (MSO) play at our wedding and it was TOTALLY AMAZING! We had SO many compliments on the music, and the best was that it came from a really broad ... Read more cross-section of people: our friends, our parents' friends, everyone was super impressed by the quality of MSO's music and their great energy level. MSO is a group of really skilled musicians who can do a broad a range (old standards to current releases) with consistently awesome performance quality. We checked out a lot of wedding bands before meeting MSO and are so happy we chose to work with them. We saw a lot of bands that were significantly more expensive but not nearly as good. They were also super-professional - reasonable, organized and dependable – that took a lot of stress out of the planning process. I'd totally recommend MSO - they were the best.
Married on 09/25/2010
We had Rhythym Sensation as our bad and they were fantastic. They helped us turn our wedding reception into a party. I hope I have a chance to hear/work with them again. Read more We had Rhythym Sensation as our bad and they were fantastic. They helped us turn our wedding reception into a party. I hope I have a chance to hear/work with them again.
What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Brass - Quintet, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Trio, String - Quartet, Soloist / Vocalist
What instruments does your group play?
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone
Are you an agency or a band?
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
1 - 3, 4 - 6, 7+
What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?
Acoustic, Big Band, Blues, Caribbean, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, R&B / Soul, Reggae, Rock, Strings, Swing
What music services do you provide?
170 West End Ave. New York, 10023