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Ceremony Music in Cary, North Carolina,
(919) 616-0418

About Us

Arioso Strings is a professional music group in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area that plays wedding ceremony and event music. With a large variety of classical and contemporary music, and highly experienced musicians, Arioso Strings adds elegance and beauty to your wedding or event.


Mary Page Block, violinist and owner of Arioso Strings, founded the group in 2006. She has been professionally performing and teaching in the area since 1986. To date, Mary has provided musical coordination for more than 1,500 weddings and events. The members of Arioso Strings are professionally trained, experienced and play with The NC Symphony, The Chamber Orchestra of The Triangle, The Carolina Ballet, The NC Opera and for the Broadway Musicals at DPAC.

Instrumental Groups:

Arioso Strings has a variety of instrumental groups experienced in creating the perfect, elegant atmosphere for weddings and other events:

  • Quartet: two violins, viola and cello
  • Quintet: two violins, viola, cello and double bass
  • String Trio: two violins and cello
  • String Duo: violin & guitar; violin & cello, two guitars or two violins
  • Solo: guitar, violin, cello, trumpet or voice
  • Solo Piano (digital piano provided if needed)
  • Piano with violin or cello

A Typical One Hour Wedding Includes:

  • 30 minutes of prelude music as guests arrive and are seated
  • Music for seating mothers and grandmothers
  • Music for the bridesmaids
  • Processional for the bride
  • Music during candle lighting or other ceremony (optional)
  • Recessional for bride and groom
  • Additional music as guests exit


  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Cocktail hours
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Dinner parties
  • BirthdaysBar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Open houses for realty companies
  • Business events and award ceremonies
  • Funerals and memorials

Our groups can provide a variety of musical styles: classical, contemporary, Broadway, Spanish and light jazz. Visit our web site for a sample repertoire listings. We are hap[y to learn new music for your event.

Edward Plyler

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  • would absolutely recommend them : excellent quality of music and communication. one note: if they could be amplified outdoors when there are more than 50-75 attendees, would be nice: very difficult to hear with 200 in courtyard unless you were within 15 feet of them

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Edward, Thank you for your kind words and the information on the setting. That area of the venue can be loud during a large cocktail hour. I know the group enjoyed playing and it sounds like it was quite a joyful crowd! Best wishes to the happy couple, please give them my warmest wishes.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

    $ 360.00

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 1,000.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music

    What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

    Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, String - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, Soloist / Vocalist

    How many musicians are in your band(s)?

    1 - 3, 4 - 6

    What instruments does your group play?

    Cello, Guitar, Piano, Trumpet, Viola, Violin

    What services do you provide?

    Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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