Questions

 

What is a string quartet?
The string quartet is made up of two violins, a viola and a cello. The instruments take the roles of Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. The combination produces complete, four part harmony. The repertoire written or arranged for string quartet is very large and includes works in just about every style imaginable.

How do I choose the Music?
We provide a complimentary consultation to help you decide. You may begin the process by going to the Music menus to listen to the audio and video clips and view our suggested titles. You may also wish to search our database by going to Search Repertoire (It's the largest in the upper Midwest.) Contact us for help with any questions or to request a demo CD.

Do you perform special music?
Yes. We're often asked to perform special music, including pieces written by participants in events or their friends. If a requested piece requires unusual preparation, special arrangements may be necessary. If you have a request for a piece not currently in our repertoire, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can acquire and arrange the music in a timely fashion. One new title is included in the quartet's fee.

What are the fees for the quartet?
Our charges are determined by the time frame and location of the event. Please contact us with the details of your event and we will respond promptly with an estimated price quote.

Do you work with other musicians?
Absolutely. We play frequently with vocalists, organists, pianists, trumpeters, among others.

Do you perform outdoors?
Yes, provided it is warmer than 60°F. For the sake of our instruments we also need full protection from sunlight, rain and wind.

What will you need on the day of our event?
We need four chairs without arms and sufficient space to set up (approximately 7' x 7'). If indoors, access to an electrical outlet for lighting is helpful. We provide our own music stands and lights.

When do we pay the quartet?
We ask for a non-refundable deposit of $75.00 when you return the signed contract to us. The balance is due two weeks before the performance.

How do we pay the quartet?
You may pay by check or money order. We also accept credit-card payments via Paypal with a 3% processing fee added to each transaction.

How do we reserve the LSQ for our event?
Your date is reserved when we receive your signed contract with the deposit. On occasion there may be more than one client who wishes to hire us for the same date and time. We try to let both clients know when this is the case but we operate on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Please contact us with other questions. We will respond promptly!

 

Lake String Quartet