March 14, 2013
by Sharon Planer, Pianist for Parties
A bride recently hired me to provide live piano music for her Wedding Cocktails.
The upbeat jazz standards and pop standards that I often play for a cocktail time were not the atmosphere she was wishing to create. She was looking for a more classical sound.
A meeting was arranged with the bride and groom at the grand piano at their venue. We discussed the festive nature of their cocktail time. I suggested the music of Mozart and Vivaldi to create a light classical feel. They both loved the samples of music I played for them. For a little variety I played music from some new age composers that has a classical 'feel'. This was also a hit with the bride and groom.
I loved the opportunity to have the bride and groom preview and approve the music for their special day.
We adjourned our time together with the bride and groom excited about my music and I was delighted to have tailored a repertoire to their wishes!