Central Park Orchestra band video

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Central Park Orchestra is one of the best New York City bands. These full-time musicians have been together for 18 years with the same personnel.  Here is a small sample of some of their credits:

Performed at over 1000 weddings including weddings for the owners of Oheka Castle, Gurney’s Inn and the Olde Mill Inn.

Charity events: St Jude Children’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Coaches for Cancer, American Cancer Society, Special Olympics with Boomer Esiason.

Appeared on National TV many times including; The Morning Show (Fox), Live with Regis & Kelly (ABC), Happy Hour (Fox Business Network)

Sports: Played for The Yankees, The Knicks and The Nets.

 

Hear What Brides & Grooms Say!

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This NY wedding company has played not only in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan lately but also Philly, Manchester, VT. and Norwalk, CT.  Here are some thank you emails we received from a Brooklyn wedding, Queens wedding and a Philadelphia wedding.

Hey Bill,

Thanks for everything! The musicians and DJ Gaige were awesome!! Everybody had a great time. A heartfelt thank you for sharing our big day with us. These wonderful memories will last an entire lifetime.

It was a beautifully perfect day!

Moshe & Robin

Event Date: August 23, 2015
Location: Brooklyn Botanical Gardens

Hi Bill!!

We had the BEST time, you guys were amazing, all of our friends and family can’t stop talking about how great you were!! I keep spreading the word, hopefully our friends/family friends will be able to book you guys for another wedding.

We hope to see you soon! I may need to book you guys for Adam’s birthday, that would be such a great surprise!!

Thanks again for everything, you really made our wedding!
Shira
Event Date: October 12, 2015
Location: Water’s Edge – Long Island City, NY

Bill:

Mallory and I would like to thank you again for giving us one hell of a wedding!

The dance floor was filled the whole night and you guys literally didn’t stop.

Throughout the night and following the wedding, people would not stop telling us how great the band was and how much fun they had Saturday night.

We had a vision of what we wanted our wedding to be, which essentially was a non stop dance party. And that’s exactly what we had.

You listened, you took notes, you learned songs. You were and are a true professional. Your band, the same. You read the crowd and had everyone dancing until the very last note. Even the catering staff was dancing!!

Thank you for going above and beyond and giving Mallory and me the best night of our lives.

Adam & Mallory

Event Date: November 7, 2015
Location: National American Museum of American Jewish History – Philadelphia, Pa.

 

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Hear What The Caterers Have To Say!

OHEKA CASTLE on Long Island

“The professionalism of every musician is what we expect. We receive letters of praise about Bill and his crew all of the time, and the way they interact with the crowd while still keeping the elegance of an Oheka event. And, THEY ROCK! That is why we used them for our wedding.”
Kelly Melius (daughter of Oheka Castle owner)
& John DiPreta (director of catering staff at Oheka Castle)

Oheka uplighting
Oheka Castle grand staircase with LED uplighting

HILDENE in Manchester, VT.

“We are lucky enough to only work at the area’s premier venues. As a result, the many bands we work with are all quite good. Of all the bands I have seen, Central Park Orchestra is twice as good as the next best and for all the reasons that count (sound, look, versatility, professionalism, etc.), but most of all, they love what they do and it comes through in every note.”
William F. Scully
President of Pangaea Catering – Exclusive Caterer for Hildene
1 Prospect Street, North Bennington, VT 05257

Hildene
Hildene house and gardens

Trump National Golf Club – Bedminster, NJ
Hi Bill, 
Thank you so much! It was great working with you all and you guys were amazing! I’ll get the paperwork & details over to you to get you added to our vendor list.
Thanks!!
Amanda Gazi Sweeney, Director of Events

Trump National Golf Club
Clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ

Olde Mill Inn – Basking Ridge, NJ
Dear Bill & friends,
Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable and for setting the tone for a truly amazing night. Along with our guests, we enjoyed the private concert you performed for us. Our friends & family still talk about how amazing you were and we couldn’t agree more. Everything was perfect. Thank you again for celebrating with us.

Kind regards,
Jen & Jon Bocina (owner)
P.S. We’ve added you to the list of OMI’s favorite vendors/bands.

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Gurney’s Inn – Montauk, Long Island
“Thanks Bill most especially for being so awesome.  The band was terrific – my team and I at Gurney’s will do everything we can to continue to recommend you.”
Phyllis Lomitolla – Owner

“I always get RAVE reviews and love your performers. We hope that you get many bookings with us this year, you guys are great!!!” – Ginny Davis – Director of Catering

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National Museum of American Jewish History – Philadelphia Wedding

view from National Museum of American Jewish History
Downtown Philly – view from National Museum of American Jewish History

Bill:

Mallory and I would like to thank you again for giving us one hell of a wedding!
The dance floor was filled the whole night and you guys literally didn’t stop.
Throughout the night and following the wedding, people would not stop telling us how great the band was and how much fun they had Saturday night.
We had a vision of what we wanted our wedding to be, which essentially was a non stop dance party. And that’s exactly what we had.

You listened, you took notes, you learned songs. You were and are a true professional. Your band, the same. You read the crowd and had everyone dancing until the very last note. Even the catering staff was dancing!!

Thank you for going above and beyond and giving Mallory and me the best night of our lives.

Adam & Mallory

This letter was written to the bandleader of Central Park Orchestra.

Oheka Castle Wedding – String Quartet Video – Long Island wedding

The gardens at Oheka Castle-www.nyorchestras.com
The gardens at Oheka Castle-www.nyorchestras.com

Seventh Avenue String Quartet performed at a wedding ceremony inside one of the most amazing wedding venues, Oheka Castle on Long Island.  Below is a link to a video of them performing “Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve, “Starlight” by Muse, “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles, “Trumpet Voluntary” by Clarke and “Canon In D” by Pachelbel.  This quartet plays rock music from Journey, Guns ‘N Roses, Coldplay, pop music by Katy Perry, Pink, Taylor Swift and many other rock and pop artists.  They also play all of the classical pieces written for a string quartet you would expect to hear at a wedding ceremony.

Recently, they also did another wedding ceremony as an eight-piece string ensemble that included 2 cellos, 2 violas and 4 violins.  They not only performed for the couple’s wedding ceremony and cocktail hour but, they also played along with a DJ for the wedding couple’s first dance.  The bride and groom chose “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey from the movie The Great Gatsby.  The DJ was DJ Neza from www.NYbeatsDJs.com.

Here is the link to the video: Seventh Avenue Strings video

NY Orchestras Jazz Ensemble Plays Plaza Hotel

New York Orchestras Jazz Ensemble performed at The Plaza Hotel in NY City for the 27th American Celtic Ball 2015 hosted by the Ireland Chamber of Commerce USA.  The acronym is ICCUSA and they honor leaders in business, philanthropy, education and the arts and support the Albert Schweitzer’s Leadership For Life Foundation.  NYO Entertainment has been performing at this annual event for more than 10 years.

NY Orchestras plays ICCUSA event at Plaza
NY Orchestras plays ICCUSA event at Plaza

Castle Hill in Newport, RI

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Castle Hill in Newport, RI
Castle Hill in Newport, RI

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Trump National Wedding

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Clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ
Trump National Golf Club wedding
Trump National Golf Club wedding Bedminster, NJ

Trump National Bedminster: This past Saturday we provided the music for a wedding at the incredible Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Donald Trump stopped in after his round of golf to visit with the bride, groom and the family and wish them well.  Mr. Trump was kind enough to stay long enough to see the beautiful wedding ceremony.

Our very special string quartet, ‘7th Avenue Strings’ performed the wedding ceremony.  As usual for this quartet they were asked to play a mix of traditional classical music as well as contemporary music.  Here is the ceremony play list:

processional – Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton

music for bride – Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers

recessional – Here Comes The Sun by The Beatles

Trump National Golf Club
Wedding Ceremony at Trump National Golf Club
String Quartet plays wedding at Trump National
String Quartet plays wedding at Trump National

Central Park Orchestra performed at the dinner reception.  We will let the bride speak on behalf of the band.  Read her email below.

Hi Bill,
I’m going to be sending a much longer thank you, but I just wanted to quickly reach out before we leave for the honeymoon and THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart, for yesterday.  Please pass along my thanks to the entire band.  You were all nothing short of incredible.

Talk soon,
Allison

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Another Happy Couple! – Vineyard Wedding at Long Island’s Raphael Winery

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Raphael Winery vineyard wedding on Long Island’s North Fork

Dear Bill + Band,

It has been absolutely wonderful and amazing working with (you) throughout our whole wedding experience.  Your kindness, professionalism, and patience (for dealing with us!) made our big day all the more memorable.

From the string quartet, to the main event, you were all absolutely amazing!  Everyone loved the music from beginning to end.  We had people dancing on the floor that we never ever would have guessed!

Thank you all again soooo much for making our wedding absolutely amazing!

Love,

Anthony + Bridget

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Oheka Castle Wedding – NY DJ, String Quartet & Event Lighting

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DJ Neza – Oheka Castle with event lighting

In New York and Long Island, Thursday weddings have become popular.  This past Thursday, we provided music and lighting for an intimate Oheka Castle wedding.  LED uplighting enhanced the ambiance of the Grand Staircase. As you can see, it was still daylight.  The lights have more effect when the sun goes down.

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Oheka Castle grand staircase with LED uplighting

7th Avenue String Quartet performed for the wedding ceremony as well as the cocktail hour.  They played traditional classical music for the wedding ceremony including “Air on the G String” by Bach, “Canon in D” by Pachebel for the processional and “Spring” from “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi.  Then, for the cocktail hour (pictured below) they played popular music from Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Journey, Katy Perry, The Verve and Taylor Swift.

Oheka String Quartet
String quartet performing at the cocktail hour at Oheka Castle

As guests entered the Terrace Room for the dinner reception and dancing, it was still daylight.  But, the wireless LEDs around the perimeter of the room enhanced the look of the room.  The bride and groom chose one of the best New York DJs, DJ Neza. Even though it was a small intimate group of guests, DJ Neza got everyone dancing!

Oheka Castle Uplighting
Oheka Castle Terrace Room with LED Uplighting

The list of celebrities DJ Neza has played events for include Oprah Winfrey, Kim Kardashian and the cast of Saturday Night Live.  Most recently, he did a corporate event with Earth Wind & Fire.

DJ Neza Oheka Castle
DJ Neza at Oheka Castle

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Contact us for more info on booking DJ Neza, 7th Avenue String Quartet and event lighting including wireless LED uplighting:

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