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.
Nate Jones is a young singer/songwriter who carves his folky, soulful sound from the same bedrock as Paul Simon, James Taylor, and Stephen Stills. Jones is a troubadour in the old-school tradition. A Cleveland native, he launched his music career while attending college in New Orleans. The town left its swampy mark on Jones, who became a regular performer at venues like Tipitina’s and Howlin’ Wolf Club, where he spiked his coffeehouse folk songs with soulful vocal melodies and intricate, funky fretwork on the acoustic guitar.
Comprised of experienced, professional string players, The Appassionata String Ensembles have been performing in various forms around Greater Cleveland since 1998. They are in demand for good reason – the highest quality performance – both musically and professionally.
Anthony Fuoco offers ceremony, dinner and jazz selections. He has been an active musician and educator in Cleveland, teaching a variety of music courses at Lorain County Community College and Baldwin-Wallace College. He is equally comfortable with classical interpretation and jazz improvisation and has frequently performed in both genres throughout the area. Anthony holds a Bachelor’s degree in piano and SUNY Potsdam and a Master’s degree in piano from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.