Chamber Ensemble

Stanford Symphony Orchestra & Ensembles

Need musicians to play at your event? You're in luck - the talented members of the Stanford Orchestra program are at your service! Whether it's a wedding, reception, birthday gathering, party, or casual get-together, we can provide a wide variety of performing ensembles! Composed primarily of Stanford students and affiliates, our musicians can make your special occasion that much more amazing. We have a wide repertoire selection available, and are open to requests.

Sonic Forest

Our musical instruments are made from trees, each a different species. Our musical training and experience is diverse. Our beautiful, spontaneous, evocative music also expresses a mystery - an awesome connection to nature, to music, and to one another. Sonic Forest weaves a delightful tapestry of classical, jazz, show tunes, American, Celtic and world folk musics, wild world fusion and spontaneous, soothing improvisations. Our instrumentation and ensemble is variable, depending upon your needs.

Ben Welch Snellings

Ben Welch Snellings is a professional, conservatory-trained cellist who is a popular performer at weddings and other events. A well-known musician in the San Francisco Bay Area, and at venues and wineries in Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley, he has access to a wide network of music professionals so that as well as offering superb solo cello, he can arrange a custom ensemble or jazz combo that's uniquely perfect for your event.

Sterling Trio

The Sterling Trio which has performed elegant, classical music for hundreds of weddings & special events is composed of flute, violin & cello. All performers are principal chairs of the Oakland or Berkeley Symphonies. The venues at which they have performed range from the Flood Mansion, Grace Cathedral, Davies Symphony Hall, Macys, Japanese gardens & redwood groves. If you are looking for the highest quality music at a reasonable price you have found it with The Sterling Trio.

Dominique Piana

Dominique Piana has led a varied career divided between formal classical recitals and more informal community-oriented performances. She has toured extensively throughout the Western states with a program entitled "The Romantic Spirit". She has also provided background music for numerous cultural, commercial and private events. She has performed at many prestigious venues in Southern and Northern California, and is available for formal and casual engagements.

Palo Alto Philharmonic Music Service

The Palo Alto Philharmonic Music Service can provide many different types of groups, including strings (trio/quartet), harp/viola, harp/flute/viola, wind quartet/quintet, brass groups, piano with various strings or winds. We have a long tradition of providing music, both background and center-stage, for many different types of events. we are flexible and will do our best to provide musical satisfaction for a reasonable price.

martha & monica

martha & monica is a cello/piano duo in the San Francisco Bay Area performing innovative pairings of great masterworks from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with seminal modern works. Since 2006 we have presented wide-ranging programming, spanning the major classical and contemporary sonatas by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Chopin, and Grieg, as well as Elliott Carter, Benjamin Britten, Galina Ustvolskaya, and Alfred Schnittke, to shorter works by Leos Janacek, Arvo Part, Kaija Saariaho and Nadia Boulanger.