Our hourly rates depend on the size of the ensemble you are booking, and the distance from our home base in Sacramento.
For a traditional string quartet in the Sacramento area:
First hour = $550
Second hour = $450
Third hour and more = $350/hour
We have a 1-hour job length minimum within the Sacramento area, and longer for more distant jobs. Travel charges will apply for out of area jobs, as well. For most jobs, travel is $100-150. For weddings, although it is usually not necessary, we can attend your rehearsal.
Custom music arranging is also available, if your desired piece is not in our repertoire. We can provide a singer, accompany a singer of your choice, or provide other instrumentalists, such as flute, trumpet or keyboard, as you wish.
If you prefer, we can provide any ensemble size, starting with solo violin or cello, which of course is not technically an ensemble. We can provide a violin/cello duo, string trio (2 violins/cello or violin/viola/cello) to string quintet, which is basically string quartet plus upright bass. The quintet has an expanded repertoire, and can function and sound much like a small string orchestra.
Please call or email for custom rates for solo violin to quintet, and to discuss your specific needs. We also can provide contribution in kind to events produced by 501(c)3 organizations.
Please feel free to discuss your event with us for a customized rate.