The Four Seasons String Quartet 'Wedding Album' is a collection of the most requested Classical and Baroque music for ceremonies. These pieces by J.S. Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and other master composers have stood the test of time. You will find the perfect music for your ceremony including the prelude, processional music, ceremony spot lights, and recessional music. Couples have given us wonderful reviews on this album including 'I love your CD so much I wore it out!' and 'I like to put your album on at work because it relaxes me.'. Having a string quartet perform at your wedding is an elegant way to set the mood. The traditional string quartet includes two violins, viola and cello. Strings have a beautiful sweet sound that reminds listeners of romance. Many of these pieces, such as Pachelbel's Canon in D, are very familiar to most audiences, because they have appeared in so many movies. People know what they like, but may not know the exact names of the pieces they want for their ceremony. The Wedding Album will help you to make the right choices. The Four Seasons String Quartet is an all professional ensemble located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We were nominated in two Grammy categories for the year 2000. This included 'Best Small Ensemble' and 'Best New Composition'. We have a great deal of experience performing live classical music for ceremonies. We have also given world premieres of new music. The Four Seasons String Quartet was named after the famous 'Four Seasons Concertos' by Antonio Vivaldi, who was an 18th century Italian violin master and composer. Vivaldi was known as the 'Red Priest' because of his red hair, which was unusual for Italians. Vivaldi lived in Venice and taught music at an orphanage for girls. His orchestra became the most famous in all of Europe. He was inspired by Georg Handel who composed operas and music for the court of the King of England. J.S. Bach was inspired by Antonio Vivaldi's violin concertos to compose the first keyboard concertos for his prince and patron in Germany. This music was once enjoyed only by Kings and Queens and their courtiers, but is now available to the public. So give yourself 'The Royal Treatment' by purchasing 'The Wedding Album' CD performed at your request by the Four Seasons String Quartet. The leader and founder of the Four Seasons String Quartet is violist Carolyn Waters Broe. She holds a Doctorate in Musical Arts in viola solo performance from Arizona State University, Tempe. She also graduated from Chapman University and earned her Masters in Fine Arts in Music from California State University at Long Beach. Carolyn Broe is the Conductor of the Four Seasons Orchestra of Scottsdale, Arizona and the Principal Violist of the Scottsdale Philharmonic. Carolyn started contracting music for weddings and other events at the age of 23 in California. She has performed with many celebrities including Ray Charles, Itzhak Perlman, Donna Summers, Andre Watts, Leonard Bernstein, Smokey Robinson, Kenneth Schermerhorn, and Elvis' Band. She has won many awards including the 'Artist's Award' 2005 from the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture; Service Award 2003 from Paradise Valley Community College; Woman of the Year 1993 from Cambridge Biographical Society; Dream Catcher Award 1995 from Indian Women In Progress; and Who's Who of American Women 1999 from Marquis Publishers. Carolyn has performed on national television, in videos, on CD's, and in major auditoriums and stadiums. She toured as the Conductor of the Four Seasons Orchestra to Austria in 2003. She has also toured with the American Festival Orchestra as Associate Principal Violist to China in 2012. She is the President of Classics Unlimited Music. Linda Anderson is a professional violinist with the Arizona Opera. She also performs with the Four Seasons Orchestra and the Four Seasons String Quartet of Scottsdale. Linda has performed as a member of the Phoenix Symphony for several seasons. She studied violin at the Manhattan School of Music. Linda graduated form Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. She has performed with numerous celebrities including singer Olivia Newton John and Native American flutist Carlos Nakai. She is featured on his album 'Spirit Horses' as well as on the Four Seasons String Quartet 'Wedding Album'. Linda was the first violinist on the 'Miles From No Where' album that was nominated in two Grammy categories for 2000. Michel Pokes is perhaps one of the most recognized professional freelance violinists in the Phoenix area. He is a gifted player known for near flawless performances. He spent 15 years as a member of the Phoenix Symphony and performed with the Arizona Opera Company. Mike's love of music shows in his performances. He is a bright spot in any group. During his career he has delighted audiences with thousands of concerts including, weddings, ballets, opera, rock and roll, live musicals, churches, formal concerts, and even as a strolling violinist. He studied violin at Arizona State University in Tempe. Karen Ball received her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the Ohio State University and her Master of Music in Cello Performance Pedagogy from Arizona State University. She has substituted with the Phoenix Symphony and Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus, Ohio. She has performed with Arizona Opera, Arizona Theatre Company, Phoenix Theatre, and Broadway Palm West Theatre among others. Karen has been in the orchestras for local performances by Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, Clay Aiken, Bob Hope, Dione Warwick, Trans-Syberian Orchestra, Ray Charles and more. She is fortunate to have the opportunity to play in studio work for CD's, commercials, jingles, promotional materials et. Al. Currently, Karen is a member of Allegro Quartet and a teacher in the Mesa Public Schools. She has also performed with the Four Seasons Orchestra and the Four Seasons String Quartet, which was nominated in two Grammy categories for the year 2000.