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On 23, Jul 2014 | In | By CMG

Sonata Strings

The Sonata Chamber Ensembles are represented exclusively by Cleveland Music Group. The Sonata Strings includes symphony-calibre performers who also appear as members of our most-requested wedding band, The Orchestra. The strings are often featured strolling at dinner time for charming personal performance.

The String Quartet (traditionally, two violins, viola, and cello) is a perfect choice for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, or any kind of event where a fine musical presentation would be appreciated.

The Sonata Strings also play as a trio (two violins and cello) and have performed with various featured instruments, such as flute, trumpet, and harp.

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  • Perfect addition to our wedding

    We had two acts for the night. We started with the Sonata Strings who played for our ceremony and cocktail hour. It was very easy to work with them on song choices and the timing was perfect throughout. DJ Chris was super easy to work with and had no problem following our requests for songs. He did a great job announcing the important events throughout the night without being overpowering on the mic. His music selection was so good that he kept the dance floor packed all night. We could not have asked for better music for the whole day. I would highly recommend these two acts to anyone in the future. As far as CLE Music Group in general, Erin Rossi helped us with updating contracts and any requests. She always got back to me very quickly and gave great advice when needed!

    Katie Miltner and Chris Hauenstein
    Aug 5, 2017
    Whitehall Columbia

    Wonderful company and so accommodating!

    Our guests loved this string trio. They played all of our songs beautifully. They were very accommodating and made sure we got to hear all of our special songs.

    Mary Beth Mussey & Brad Freeman
    Oct 8, 2016
    Lake Forest Country Club

    Strings & DJ

    We used Sonata Strings for our ceremony and cocktail hour. The string trio was perfect. They were professional, sounded great and were even able to put together a special request song for me (the bride) to walk down the aisle to. It was a great way to add an elegant touch to the start of our wedding day and the guests were impressed! DJ Chris Wallace came in after cocktail hour and was another hit. He again accommodated our requests for a certain genre of music during dinner and moved smoothly through the unique, traditional Polish touches we had requested during the reception. He kept the party going right up until the end while playing a great blend of genres. Using Cleveland Music Group was a great decision and we would highly recommend them to anyone looking!

    Ashley Snider & Daniel Dwyer
    Sep 10, 2016
    Whitehall Columbia

    Simple Perfection

    Cleveland Music Group’s Sonata Strings Duo was simple perfection for our ceremony. They provided the calm, classy backdrop to our big day! The booking process was very quick and easy and the team was very accommodating and very nice!

    Leann and Nick Wegner
    Sep 4, 2016
    Greystone Hall, Akron Ohio

    Beautiful addition to the service

    The Sonata Strings Quartet added a lovely dimension to my daughter’s wedding. I was able to select musical pieces from a list.

    Communication with CLE group was excellent. I tried to communicate with the quartet regarding selection of contemporary pieces but did not hear back from the spokesperson of the quartet until very close to the event. The traditional/classical pieces played were beautiful.

    Mary Morrison (Leigh Morrison & Joseph Kohne)
    Nov 5, 2016
    Cleveland Museum of Art

    phenomenal music

    Our string trio left us speechless. I even had my choir director comment on how professional and talented they were. I was worried at first, but Tanis and crew made lovely music.

    I definitely recommend Mike Gazdak as DJ. We gave him a small amount of information and music selection to work from and he made sure that our dance floor was never empty. A great time was had by all!

    Bethany Willets and Robert Kopis
    Aug 19, 2016
    The Inn at Honey run

    Wonderful!

    Beautiful music. Sonata Strings provided a wonderful backdrop to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.

    Amy & Philip Firrell
    Jul 23, 2016
    Glidden House

    Professional and Perfect

    The Sonata Strings were the perfect addition to our church music. They really set the tone for an elegant wedding. They knew all of the music that we requested and made great suggestions. The trio was extremely professional and worked well with the church cantors and pianist/organist. We were very impressed and our guests raved about the music part of the ceremony. I strongly suggest adding the Sonata Strings to your wedding event. They were truly a phenomenal addition!

    Ronald Magliola and Rachel Holden
    Jul 30, 3016
    Saint Malachi Church, Cleveland Ohio

    Great Day!

    We booked ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception music through Cleveland Music Group and every part of our day was fantastic! The Sonata Strings were a beautiful touch to our ceremony and even looked into a special song for us. Jeff Sherman on guitar was a hit at cocktail hour prompting a lot of compliments from guests. Lastly, DJ Eric Smith kept the dance floor going all night with so many fun songs. Everyone we worked with to coordinate at Cleveland Music Group was so helpful and friendly. We are glad we selected them for our wedding!

    Christopher Dierks & Molly Fishell
    Sep 5, 2015
    Chagrin Valley Hunt Club

    Wedding Wow!

    The Sonata Strings set the tone for a romantic modern wedding ceremony. The Bottom Line kept everyone on the dance floor until midnight, they were fantastic and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend both of them!

    Vicki Snyder
    Jul 4, 2015
    The Intercontinental Hotel

    Perfect for our Outdoor Service

    The beauty and elegance of the music of Sonata Strings Trio added the perfect element to our outdoor wedding service. It was very easy to select the appropriate music, and it was flawlessly executed. We had a wonderful positive experience.

    Luanne Freedman, Mother of the Bride
    Jun 27, 2015
    Portage Country Club Akron, Ohio

    Our requests included difficult, iconic pieces from the greatest composers. Sonata Strings played them impeccably. It was beautiful to hear our favorite works wafting through the church throughout the ceremony just as we had dreamed.

    Sandra De Balzo
    Aug 25, 2012
    Old Stone Church

    The Sonata Strings Trio did a fantastic job at our wedding. The guests at the ceremony raved about the music and overall experience because of the music. I would recommend this to anyone planning a wedding. Very much worth the cost. They were very patient with me taking care of the balance despite me running around doing other things. It was a blast and I must say the String Trio played a big part in that. Thanks again.

    Nick & Monica Esker
    Sep 3, 2011
    St. John Cantius Church

    I’m glad that we chose Jerry Bruno Productions to provide the music for my ceremony and reception. We had the String Trio for our ceremony and Mary Beth chose beautiful and appropriate music for every part of the ceremony. Our guests were commenting on how much they loved the ceremony music well into the reception. Mary Beth also contacted us before the event to make sure that we were happy with the music she had picked for our ceremony.

    Lauren Conway
    Jul 3, 2011
    LaCentre

    Having a string quartet brought so much extra beauty and peace to our big day. People commented on how soothing and also happy our wedding music was. The strings truly added extra elegance to our special day.

    Amy (Allega) & Joe Dansinger
    Jul 2, 2011
    Cleveland Renaissance

    The music at our ceremony was one of my favorite parts of the day. I could not wait to receive our wedding video so that I could hear it again. We received such wonderful feedback from our guests as well.

    Karin Kurtz VanCure
    Jun 25, 2011
    St. Michael's Church

    From the first email through the wedding ceremony itself, everyone at JBP was fantastic to work with. I had a few odd requests for wedding music, and they turned out better than I could have asked for! I received so many complements from guests. Wonderful job! Thank you!!

    Lisa Sherman
    Jun 18, 2011
    Weymouth Country Club/Fox Meadows

    The Sonata Strings exceeded my expectations. Bill was easy to work with to plan the ceremony music. It was definitely one thing I didnt have to worry about on my wedding day because I knew they had it handled. Thank you!

    Mia (Sobotka) & Adam Morris
    Jun 11, 2011
    Portage Country Club

    The string quartet turned our wedding ceremony into such a magical moment. They sounded beautiful! We had so many compliments on what an amazing ceremony we had, thanks to them.

    Colleen Sadie
    May 21, 2011
    St. Albert the Great

    The music was an important part of the wedding ceremony and was perfect; the guests at the wedding reception raved about theband.

    Jane Beese (Ellen Beese & Nicholas Young)
    Mar 26, 2011
    Union Club

    All the musicians were WONDERFUL and really made my wedding day special! Everyone was extremely professional and easy to work with! All the guests thought Sonata Strings were very sophisticated and classy, the pianist for the cocktail hour was fabulous,Sophisticated Swingwas great during dinner and after dinner a lot of the guests loved to dance to their music and theDJ Mark Guthriewas wonderful! He kept us dancing well past the time we were supposed to stop!

    Molly Patton
    Feb 12, 2011
    Ritz-Carlton

    Beautiful – made my daughters wedding a classic.

    Toni Wick (Tiffany Wick & JT Williams)
    Oct 10, 2010
    Hillbrook Club

    Even with all the last minute scramble due to weather on our wedding day, the string quartet did a great job adapting and still played very well.

    Genell Zink & Timothy Ritley
    Aug 14, 2010
    Glenmoor Country Club

    We hired Jerry Bruno musicians and DJs for each part of our wedding day – Sonata Strings Trio for the ceremony, a pianist for the cocktail hour, andDJ Mark Guthriefor the reception. All were fantastic and made the day very special.

    Emily (Bonath) & Alan Allred
    Aug 14, 2010
    Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg

    Sonata Strings were excellent. Michael was very professional and courteous, the music was beautiful and added to the mood of the ceremony. Thank you!

    Irene Yee & Jess Gibson
    Jun 27, 2009
    Severance Hall

    Jerry Bruno Productions was wonderful start to finish. The Sonata Strings made our outdoor ceremony extra special.

    Ashley (Cerny) & Chris Dolar
    May 30, 2009
    Lakewood Country Club

    Michael’s suggestions and advice were great. We knew a few pieces that we definitely wanted, and he recommended a few others to fill in the gaps, while still fitting in with the overall mood of our wedding. Would definitely recommend the string trio to our friends.

    Sarah (VanderSchel) & Kevin Law
    May 23, 2009
    Pilgrim Lutheran Brethren Church

    Beautiful, wonderful!

    Beth DeBaggis
    May 22, 2009
    Holy Angels Catholic Church

    Thank you for the gorgeous music you provided at the Wheeler/Rice wedding.

    Phil & Lisa Rice (Laura Wheeler & Stephen Rice wedding)
    May 16, 2009
    Blair Center

    The Sonata Strings with Trumpet perfomance at my wedding was absolutely beautiful! They made the ceremony memorable and were extremely professional to work with. I would recommend Bill Merimee & the Sonata Strings Trio to ANYONE!

    Laura (Sahlani) & Dan Dietzel
    Oct 11, 2008
    Cleveland Renaissance

    We had comments from many wedding guests about how much they enjoyed the string quartet music. The bride is happy and I am pleased with their overall performance.

    Helen Bergmann
    Jul 12, 2008
    Hope Christian Church

    We received nice comments on the beautiful music at the wedding ceremony. It made the ceremony more memorable.

    Pam Stephens
    Jun 21, 2008
    St. Rita's - Solon

    The string trio played beautiful music at our wedding.

    Michelle Smith
    May 17, 2008
    Shoreby Club

    We wanted people to forget their troubles and the outside world and enjoy the fine feast and spirit of the season. They did that perfectly!! The transition was facilitated by the beautiful music. It is too bad they were booked back to back. We would have liked them longer.

    Kim Whary Holiday Party
    Dec 15, 2007
    Private Residence

    They were perfect! Exactly what we were hoping for with our ceremony music.

    Annie (Ferry) & Michael Kiser
    Oct 27, 2007
    Grand Pacific Chapel

    The Sonata String Trio was superb!

    Megan Vacha
    Sep 29, 2007
    Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls

    I am just returning from honeymoon and wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your musical talents! The Purple Rain was a hit (especially for those who knew me well) as was Lets Go Crazy. Thank you for having an open mind and making this happen. These touches really made the day ‘ours.’

    Adrienne Boissy & Peter Rasmussen
    Sep 8, 2007
    Hillbrook Club

    We hired the string trio for our wedding and could not have been happier. Their performance was outstanding. Everyone raved about the music. They thought it was wonderful and we did too.

    Jeff Lunger & Stephanie Sulka
    Sep 1, 2007
    English Oak Room

    Sonata Strings did a great job adding that extra touch of elegance to our ceremony. We received so many compliments about how great they sounded.

    Rikki Haberny & Tim Rychel
    Sep 1, 2007
    Windows on the River

    I could not have asked for anything more. The Sonata Strings Quartet were amazing!

    Maria Jakovich
    Aug 25, 2007
    The Astrodome

    Many of the guests asked if they could have a copy of all the Sonata Quartet’s music played during the ceremony. Unfortunataely it was not recorded! Michael put much effort info fulfilling special requests. Wonderful work!

    Jill Spriggs
    Aug 18, 2007
    St. Joseph Church

    The Sonata String Trio are amazing! Being the sole music of our wedding ceremony, they provided our family and friends with beautiful classical melodies that left them humming throughout the night! Extremely professional, extremely courteous-overall perfection!

    Nick Lakostik & Lyndsey Pruett
    Aug 4, 2007
    Aurora CC

    The string quartet was the highlight of our ceremony. I can’t say enough about how beautiful they sounded.

    Carrie Mannis & Tom Tylicki
    Jul 21, 2007
    The Federated Church

    I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the Sonata Strolling Violin Trio at my daughter’s wedding. They were fantastic-very professional and the music was beautiful! We had so many compliments from family and friends. My only regret is that we didn’t have them for longer!

    Kim Bellisimo (Jaclyn Bellisimo & Matt Ziders)
    Jul 14, 2007
    Congress Lake CC

    We received many compliments on Sonata Strings. Their presence at St. Elizabeth of Hungary was perfect. The strings filled that beautiful church with the reverence it deserves. The Ave Maria brought tears to many eyes, Catholic or not.

    Tina Smith (Kristin Thompson & Ryland Smith)
    Jul 6, 2007
    Windows on the River

    The music was beautiful and had people complementing it all night.

    Jessica Tresko & Henry Webster
    Jun 17, 2007
    DeLuca's Place in the Park

    The trio was great. The group incorporated all of my requests as well as offering great suggestions that were really helpful.

    Alicia Thomas & Richard Barr
    Jun 2, 2007
    Amasa Stone Chapel (Case Western)

    Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. The music just added to the overall atmosphere.

    Jennifer Marian
    Jun 2, 2007
    Botanical Gardens

    They were absolutely amazing! They were everything I imagined and more! They made our wedding day extra perfect!

    Erin Seimetz
    May 19, 2007
    Glenmoor C.C.

    The trio did a beautiful job at my wedding ceremony. They played my special requests, and helped me to select recessional music. I was very happy with them – highly recommended!

    Megan Geist & Zane Kelley
    Oct 21, 2006
    Myers University Club

    Thanks for making my wedding beautiful!

    Melody Flory
    Oct 7, 2006
    St. Martin's

    Thank you so much for adding a VERY special touch to our wedding day. We will definitely promote your services to other people we know.

    Rich & Stefani (Sawczak) Svoboda
    Sep 30, 2006
    Chester Christian Center

    Words cannot describe the enormous sound produced by these delicate strings [trio]. Absolutely breath-taking. Melodies that I will cherish for years to come still linger in my mind.

    Joyce Edington
    Sep 23, 2006
    Cleveland Renaissance

    All of our guests mentioned how pleasant and beautiful the string quartet played. Michael was very helpful with his professional manner and knowledge. Our expectations were truly exceeded.

    Amy Smith & Les Tipping
    Sep 16, 2006
    St. Peter's Catholic Church

    I had the quartet and they helped to make my wedding ceremony amazing. I got so many compliments on the music. They couldn’t have done a better job.

    Erin Berger
    Sep 16, 2006
    St. Mary's Church in Mentor

    Please pass on my sincere thanks to Mike and the rest of the quartet. They were beyond amazing last night at my wedding, I can’t thank you guys enough. Thanks for making my ceremony special!

    Erin & Jonathan Kramer
    Sep 16, 2006
    St. Mary's Church in Mentor

    The Sonata String Trio were easy to work with and they sounded great. They added that extra special something to our ceremony.

    Rebecka Benedict
    Aug 26, 2006
    Marriott Key Center

    Thank you for the beautiful performance! You helped set an elegant tone for the entire wedding and reception.

    Jennifer Eklund
    Aug 5, 2006
    Kirtland Country Club

    The performers did a tremendous job and were certainly a highlight of the wedding. The guests are still talking about it. Very elegant.

    Joann Cobb
    Aug 5, 2006
    Mooreland Mansion

    Added an extra touch of elegance to our special day. The group kept great lines of communication with me. A great addition to your company!

    Delilah Nunez
    Jul 28, 2006
    St. Peter's Catholic in Lorain

    The trio played beautifully at my wedding. They lived up to every expectation I had and I will definitely tell more people about your wonderful services!

    Carrie Toma (Balk)
    Jul 15, 2006
    Marriott Key Center

    The best. End of discussion.

    Joanna Peca
    Jul 15, 2006
    The Courthouse

    …helpful in arranging the ceremony and helped relieve any anxiety about timing of the ceremony through their professionalism and willingness to discuss ideas.

    Ellen Busse
    Jun 24, 2006
    The Country Club

    Thank you so much. Being prompt, professional, and well-dressed added to the beauty of our special day.

    Sharon Fischer
    Jun 2, 2006
    Mon Ami

    We used the Sonata Strings for our wedding on May 6th and they were incredible! Everyone said it was the most elegant wedding ever and I know that the music they played really put the icing on the cake.

    Kim & Frank Zemla
    May 6, 2006
    Baldwin-Wallace College Chapel

    We were unsure of who to get to perform at our daughter’s wedding, but we definitely made the right choice…extremely professional.

    Colleen Doerrer
    May 6, 2006
    First Christian Church, Medina

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Comments

  1. Linda Griesmer

    Looking for information on musicians for outdoor ceremony; 10/10/15 at Fowlers Mills – 5:30 p.m. ceremony.

    Pricing and availability.

    Thank you.

    • CMG

      Hi Linda! To inquire on information and pricing for any of our acts, please fill out the Info Request Form. Thank you!
      CMG

  2. Anna Bianco

    Information and pricing please:
    May 30, 2015
    Lakeside Yacht Club
    outdoor – gazebo – small wedding – mid afternoon
    maximum time: 1.5 hours

    Thank you!

    • CMG

      Hi Anna, congratulations! To inquire on information and pricing for the Sonata Strings or any of our acts, please fill out the Info Request Form. Thank you!
      CMG