Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Beautiful Weddings in San Antonio

Here are some pictures from weddings we have played this year in San Antonio.

San Antonio Museum of Art

Southwest School of Arts & Craft

La Villita

Sky Room

Sky Room

Mother Chapel (Incarnate Word University)

Parker Chapel (Trinity University)

Hotel Valencia

Westin Riverwalk

Westin Riverwalk

Sky Room

McNay Museum

St. Anthony Hotel

St. Anthony Hotel

McNay Museum

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wedding at The Majestic Theater

Leslie and Roland tied the knot on June 25, 2011 at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio. The ceremony was held on the mezzanine level. Allegretto Music provided a violin and harp duo for this part. It was a beautiful setting. The guests took advantage of the existing theater seating. The couple stood on a specially-built platform, and the backdrop was the beautiful skyline, unique to this theater's design.

Leslie and Roland chose San Antonio dance band, Groove City. We prepared the couple's first dance song: Lady Antebellum's Our Kind of Love. After the formal dances, the band entertained the guests with a great mix of Top 40 songs, Country and Tejano hits. We kept them dancing all night.

Here is a view of the ceremony from the audience's perspective. This really is an impressive place to have a wedding.

The reception was held on stage. Custom theater lighting created great ambiance, and you can even see the inner-workings of the backstage system of curtains and controls.

Until they perished at the hands of the bride and groom, their cake held center stage position!

We had great fun at Leslie and Roland's wedding, and we thank them and their families for including us in their celebration. All the best from Allegretto Music and Groove City Band.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Seven arrangements for Fiesta Pops 2011

The San Antonio Symphony Orchestra presents their annual Fiesta Pops Concert on April 22 & 23 at the Majestic Theater. Last year Jose Irizarry, from Allegretto Music, arranged four pieces for the SASO, Mariachi Campanas De America and The Guadalupe Dance Company.

This year Mr. Irizarry wrote seven orchestrations that will include folkloric music from Mexico, Cuba and country music from San Antonio, Texas. VIVA FIESTA!

Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Majestic Theatre
Tickets: $10 to $90

San Antonio Symphony

Ken-David Masur, conductor
Mariachi Campanas De America
Guadalupe Dance Company
Rick Cavender Band

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Riverwalk Society Orchestra

Riverwalk Society Orchestra plays music from the 30's.
The San Antonio Museum of Art celebrates its 30th anniversary at the Museum’s Annual Gala held on Thursday, February 24, 2011. Our new Riverwalk Society Orchestra will perform for the evening’s festivities.

This wonderful ensemble features 13 musicians including a jazz rhythm section, horns, acoustic guitar, violins, harp, cello and two singers. The theme for the Gala is the 1930's. In keeping with that theme the society orchestra will play hits from that wonderful era. Pieces include: Puttin' On The Ritz, Cherokee, Moonlight Serenade, Cheek To Cheek, In The Mood, and many other wonderful songs. The orchestra will be set up on a two tier bandstand, and the decor will evocate a 1930's night club. There will be dinner, dancing and fabulous music.

The event is being designed by the talented group at The Events Company, led by Richard Flowers. Complimenting the decor will be the fabulous flavors of The RK Group who will be serving our guests an enticing menu that is sure to satisfy any palette. The gala committee is working hard to create an atmosphere that will be exciting and memorable.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Allegretto Music Won the Bride's Choice Awards 2011


Thank you so much, brides!! We appreciate your kind comments that earned us this recognition, but mostly we are so thankful that you would allow us to be a part of the most important day of your life! ------ Lots of LOVE, Ivette


WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce Allegretto Music has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Music Entertainment!

Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.

Allegretto Music stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud Allegretto Music for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”

We are happy to announce that Allegretto Music is among the very best entertainer within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.

For more information on the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

October Weddings in San Antonio

October has been a whirlwind of weddings and events. We'll have to come back and add to our postings. October is always really popular, which means REALLY BUSY! The weather starts to cool (as in high 80's versus low 100's, ha) and it is the perfect time for family and friends to gather and travel for celebrations of all kinds.

There is nothing like the charm of an old fashioned church. We played a wedding at a charming little church in the southeast side of San Antonio. Can it get any cuter?
This was October 16th at St. Ann Catholic Church.

Groove City Band performed at the Pearl Stable. We had the pleasure to feature San Antonio's illustrious saxophonist, Richard Oppenheim, playing alto sax with us that night. The band played a wide range of songs, everything from Tiny Dancer by Elton John, a favorite of the bride's mother, all the way to the traditional Italian Tarantella, for a family dance tradition.

Nice view from the altar at the Mother House Chapel. Shh... Don't tell anyone, but photographers are not allowed back here to take pictures. But we're not photographers! (wink!)

JW Marriott Wedding in San Antonio TX

Recently, Allegretto Music has been performing weddings at the JW Marriott quite frequently. For the last one we played there our string trio performed Wonderful Tonight, the classic by Eric Clapton.

With the rising popularity of the recordings put out by San Francisco's record label, under the name "Vitamin Strings", more and more people are requesting string renditions of popular Rock and Pop music.

The JW Marriott has a big ceremony area that is surrounded by golf areas and resort buildings.