Orchestrations surrounds itself with one-of-a-kind talent, helping our one-of-a kind clients create the perfect vibe for their events. Working with different people and their different styles is what we do best, and we have been extraordinarily fortunate in 2012 to be a spectacular part of some of New York’s finest events.

Ariana and Eric’s guests arrived at The Metropolitan Club (www.metropolitanclubnyc.com) on May 20th and were immediately entranced by the sounds of celestial harp. Whisked into cocktails to enjoy our French Musette jazz trio with accordion, slide guitar and acoustic base – guests wondered if they were in a Woody Allen Movie! The ceremony included a middle eastern cantor singing with, and here is the piece de résistance: a 10 piece string orchestra playing fresh custom arrangements of traditional Hebrew and French songs as well as a few of the bride and grooms favorite tunes. The reception rocked with our international and multi genre DJ along with African and Latin percussion and two of our “Vipers” (http://orchestrationsinc.com/ViperQuartet.html). Ariana and Eric wanted to surprise and delight their guests with music every step of the way. They were beyond thrilled and The Metropolitan Club was transformed.

Kristin and Lauren are among the loveliest event planners in the Tri-State area and working with Bellafare (www.bellafare.com) is always a joy. Matt and Emily agreed when they entrusted them with their big day on June 2nd at Skylight One Hanson (http://www.skylightnyc.com/onehanson/onehanson.html) Skylight One Hanson is an art-deco masterpiece located inside the Williamsburg Savings Bank clock tower and one of Brooklyn’s most famous landmarks. SHI (http://orchestrationsinc.com/ShiQuartet.html) provided a serene and sumptuous atmosphere as guest arrived. An all-women’s cello quartet, these musicians are requested everywhere and the harmonies they create with the deep soulful sounds of the cello are unparalleled. Creating a soundtrack from indie to popular, classical to R&B, these ladies can arrange anything and their music will transport you. This is definitely not your mother’s string quartet. Acoustic was the request for Matt and Emily’s ceremony but electric was a “must” for cocktail hour.

Forevermark, a diamond brand from the De Beers group of companies, launched its newest campaign, “The Center of My Universe” on July 31 with a cocktail party at the National Arts Club (http://www.nationalartsclub.org). It was the perfect atmosphere for our buoyant big band. Not too much from the horn section – it was just the right amount of pomp and circumstance to add more sparkle to an already sparkling event. The chic celebrities dripping in diamonds were thrilled with the unique partnership of music and beauty. Always a treat to work with John Wyatt from Sonnier & Castle (http://www.sonnier-castle.com) –and the illustrious David Rodgers who produced the event. The star of the evening of course: a 14.58-carat oval Forevermark diamond designed by Waris Ahluwalia.

Lawrence, New York was the ideal setting for Jennifer and Michael on August 25th. They chose our genre defying acoustic guitar duo with an all Beatles ceremony and the sexy music of Spain during cocktails. The guitar duo is one of our favorite ensembles as it can twist and turn to accommodate almost any sound, genre and vibe while being equally accessible and arresting…and nicely priced.

Continue to follow our blog as we celebrate our uniquely personal talent and the fabulous events that we enhanced over the course of 2012. Our artists can be seen on our website, http://www.orchestrationsinc.com and around NYC. Are you ready to talk about the soundtrack for your next event?