One from our archives:
Hi Lucie – I just wanted to ask you to pass on my thanks and admiration to Vanessa and the rest of the string quartet that played at my wedding at the National Museum of Australia on Saturday night. They did such a wonderful job – absolutely exceeding my expectations (and I am a regular CSO goer, so I knew what to expect) – and many, many people commented on how brilliant they sounded in the space.
Camilla and Matt
Pre-ceremony: All classical
Processional: Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Signing: Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
Can’t Get You Out of My Head – Kylie Minogue
Recessional: God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Post-ceremony special requests: All 1980’s + 1990s
- The Book of Love
- Running Up That Hill
- Starfish & Coffee
- Don’t Dream It’s Over
- She Makes My Day
- Never Tear Us Apart
- Gabriel’s Oboe
- I Was Made For Lovin’ You
- Rush Rush
- Fields of Gold
- Into My Arms
- Bitter Sweet Symphony
- Kissing You
- When You Say Nothing
- Can You Feel the Love Tonight
- Stand By Me
- Even When I’m Sleeping
- Everybody’s Free
- Love is All Around
- Miss You Much
- Save the Best For Last
- Somewhere Out There
- Time After Time
Dear Lucie and Phoebe,
Thank You! We are just now coming back down to earth after a fabulous weekend, culminating in the evening at Grossi Florentino, which we had jokingly taken to calling “the Gala” during the lead-up weeks. Yes, Phoebe, you are right but too modest, as we feel everything went better than “really well”. Your performance and Lucie’s expert arrangements lifted the evening to “really wonderful”!
Phoebe, it was a pleasure to meet you, and your playing was gorgeous. The classical and contemporary pieces set the romantic tone we hoped to create in that lovely setting. Rod and I chuckled again over the “Remember Me” piece because the score itself was so unremarkable and yet between Lucie’s rearrangement and your playing, it took on a whimsical sophistication that sounded charming, and ‘We Are Gentlemen of Japan’ just blew us all away!
We knew from our previous experience with Stringspace that we were in for another great experience, and so it was! Now we are just thinking how fortunate we were to have our special event before the lockdown and wish you all well there.
We look forward to the next chance we get to engage Stringspace. Meantime we’re busy singing your praises to anyone asking about Our Weekend!
Thanks again for everything.
Marilyn & Rod
Thank you to Clarice & Gavin for having us perform at your beautiful wedding and for the images today. We love receiving photos of our musicians!
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Thank you to the Australian Chamber Orchestra for recommending us!
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“Thank you so much for the most beautiful music yesterday for our special day. It was the absolute perfect mood setter for every step of the ceremony, and it was such a joy to listen to when we watched the livestream recording back, about 1AM last night! It was certainly a standout. Thank you again.” – Lisa
Thank you so much for arranging the String Trio for our dinner last Friday.
The musicians, Helena, Matt, and Julia were absolutely wonderful and were very well-received by the guests.
I wondered if I could also enquire about a solo harpist to perform for our next exhibition event for a champagne breakfast.
Many thanks again,
Our classical repertoire list will be themed around the NGA’s current Botticelli to Van Gogh exhibition.
I just wanted to thank you again for bringing together such an incredibly talented group of musicians for last night’s event.
They really completed the evening and transported us all to the ballet. I am in absolute awe of each and every one of them. Please pass on our appreciation and thanks.
Thank you for being so collaborative and giving up your evening (your birthday) to support us. I’m truly grateful.
I look forward to collaborating with you on the next event and I’ll be sure to share some images with you once we receive them from the photographer.
Fashion Events Manager
The Stringspace Orchestra was so honoured to perform at “The CHANEL Dinner with the Australian Ballet” at the Sydney Opera House tonight.
This fabulous dinner was a celebration of CHANEL’s new patronage of The Australian Ballet as “Living Heritage Partner” and the beginning of a new season. We were super thrilled to include a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings – the opening piece in the Australian Ballet’s current New York Dialects program – for the invited guests.
CHANEL VIPs attended this glamorous event, editors of Vogue, AFR, T Magazine, Marie Claire, WISH, and members of the Australian Ballet, including their current director David Hallberg.
A big thank you to James Beck, from the Sydney Art Quartet, for recommending Stringspace again.
Today our string quartet are including Wildest Dreams by Taylor Swift for the first time at a wedding ceremony in Melbourne. Inspired by the hit TV series Bridgerton, it’s going to be the Processional. Other ceremony special requests include Amazing Grace, Schubert’s Ave Maria, Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley, Something & Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles & Can’t Help Falling in Love.
Today our String Trio are performing at a wedding in Mosman. We’ll be including A Thousand Years for the Processional, Stand By Me & My Girl for the Signing, and then All You Need is Love for the Recessional.
“Thank you so much for helping me pull this together. The girls were fabulous on Sunday and it was an amazing day!
I would not hesitate in recommending Stringspace to anyone looking for music for their events. And I will certainly be calling on your services for any of my future events.
Thanks so much again, Lucie.
“A wonderful performance! Thank you.” – The National Portrait Gallery
“I just wanted to let you know that the quartet was amazing on Saturday. They played beautifully and I could have listened to them for hours. Can you please pass on our thanks to them.”
Tonight Stringspace are performing at the National Portrait Gallery’s Exhibition Opening of “Australian Love Stories.”
This exhibition is a grand tour of love’s infinite iterations: from the enduring to the forbidden, romantic to platonic, the unrequited, obsessive, scandalous + creative.
Love songs that reflect these themes, contemporary & classic, are what we will be including.❤️
Our string quartet is performing at Melbourne Uni Campus for a private wedding at Medley Hall.
We are including Married Life from Up for the Processional, Blackbird by The Beatles & Debussy’s Clair de Lune for the Signing, and then Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba for Recessional.
Also, as the groom is a massive fan of Space Odyssey 2001, we’ll be including the Waltz of the Blue Danube just before the Processional.💙💍
Today, right at this moment, lovely Nick is performing at a very small wedding elopement ceremony in Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne. He has been busy practicing his signature, as, by special request, he’ll also be the couple’s 2nd signatory at the signing of the register.
Right at this moment, our solo violinist is performing at a wedding proposal. The lead-up songs are Iris and Tale As Old As Time, then proposal… and then Another One Bites the Dust! We’re really hoping she says yes!
“Just wanted to let you know that last night was fantastic. The band were wonderful, and the songs they played were great. Some of the guests commented on the music and even asked the company we booked through. So you might have some new clients Until our next gallery event! – Susie (Crestone Wealth).
Also, a great response from our bride from Saturday – “Can you please send my greatest thanks to your musicians. They did an absolutely beautiful job on my wedding day. Everyone was so impressed by their sound. All the best, Antonietta”
We’re celebrating the start of the vaccinations here in Australia with one of our most popular songs Beautiful Day by U2!
A London based client is surprising his girlfriend in Brisbane today with flowers and a solo violin serenade. What a beautiful romantic gesture!
Photo credit: @rainham_flowers
Tonight Briana is singing pop & jazz songs with our Stringspace band at a super stylish wedding reception in Melbourne.
Special requests include pop songs by Al Green, The Beatles, Earth Wind & Fire, + Stevie Wonder, and jazz songs: Fly Me to the Moon, What A Wonderful World & Wave.
Thank you to Metropolis Events for recommending us!
Our jazz band live in action last night playing classic stylish dinner music, and then later, cool Bossa Nova lounge at the NSW Law Society dinner at the Regency Hyatt, Sydney. 🌆🌉🌠#stringspace #jazz #lounge #bossanova #events #eventmusic #jazzband #guitar #piano #keyboard #drums #musicians #sydney #melbourne #canberra #adelaide #australia
Tonight our Stringspace jazz band is performing at the Law Society of NSW’s official Opening of the Law Term for the year. This is the first official event and address of the Law Society President for 2021 and will be attended by VVIP Guests, members of the judiciary, Law Society members and councillors & friends of the legal profession. There will be over 200 guests. Our jazz band will be including luxury background dinner music – such as Days of Wine & Roses + Stardust, and then later more upbeat Bossa nova lounge tunes like The Girl from Ipanema and Aguas de Marco.
Confirming there are no extra fees or charges with Stringspace if your date is postponed due to unexpected CoVid State or Federal Government lockdowns (see below).
Hi Everyone! Please help us reach our goal!! We are at 967 Spotify Listeners – and we’d like to get to 1k, and we’re at 1830 Instagram followers – we’d like to be at 2k. Please tell your friends, families and students about Stringspace! Thanks ❤️
Good morning Lucie,
A big thank you to your excellent quartet. Everyone was mesmerized with the beautiful pieces they played. I was glad to choose popular tunes as everybody was humming (and dancing) with the music.
Very professional and friendly with the utmost professionalism.
I am so happy that I made the correct choice with Stringspace.
All the best to all of you.
It’s a completely gorgeous day for a socially distanced outdoor wedding at Montrose Berry Farm.🌸🤍
Our string trio will be performing “Into My Arms” by Nick Cave for the Processional, “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” from the Lion King, & “The Book of Love” by Peter Gabriel for the Signing, and then “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire by special request for the Recessional, followed by “Fly Me to the Moon”.
It will be classical for pre-ceremony, jazz for post-ceremony & pop (including Kissing You by Des’ree) for canapés. ❤️ #stringspace #musicians #violin #violinist #cello #cellist #stringtrio #wedding #weddingmusic #sydney #melbourne #adelaide #canberra #australia
Tonight our jazz band performs at a small (socially distanced!) outdoor wedding reception at a luxurious private residence in Sydney. They’ll be including a Chet Baker style version of “Autumn Leaves” by special request, “The Way You Look Tonight” and lots of other beautiful tunes. 🤍🍁🌟 #stringspace #jazzband #tonight #event #wedding #saxophone #bass #piano #keyboard #jazz #musicians #weddingmusic #australia ✨