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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.

Amanda M.

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  • Mary and the Arioso Strings team are absolutely amazing. Mary is so quick at responding, and is so helpful in putting together music. We had a violin and guitar duo for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour, and they sounded brilliant together. They were dressed professionally and arrived perfectly on time. We even asked Mary to obtain some sheet music to a song from the Godfather, and she was able to do that quickly and the musicians executed the song flawlessly, much to my new husband's delight. We had so many compliments from the guests on the music! Huge thanks to Mary and Arioso Strings for making our wedding day unforgettable.

    responded with the following comments.

    Amanda, I'm so glad that you, your husband, family and friends enjoyed the music! It was a pleasure to help for such an important time in your lives and our violin/guitar duo loved playing for you all and bringing more joy to the day. Thanks for using Arioso Strings and best wishes to you both! Mary

    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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