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224blackandwhiteWeddings & Events

Simon Linn-Gerstein, cello

Lily Press, harp

Planning an event that needs a touch of style?  We are pleased to offer harp and cello,
either as solo instruments or as a duo, for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or
reception, as well as for gallery openings, fund raisers, memorial services, or other events.

We create custom arrangements upon request and are equally at home performing everything from pop music to R&B to jazz to classical to country to indie rock and everything in between! (Seriously – we’ve transcribed traditional Cape Verdean music, created a recessional based on the credits music from “Adventure Time” and played a bridal party down the aisle to the “Game of Thrones” theme – anything you want, just ask!

For inquiries and to receive a quote, please see the “Contact” page, or use the form below. We are based in the Los Angeles area and are happy to travel throughout Southern California.

Testimonials

“The music was soothing and romantic – exactly the mood we wanted! It really made it
a unique and memorable experience for all! ” – Sarah and Rohit

“I can’t thank you enough for the incredible music you provided for our
wedding.  I have received nothing but amazing feedback from our guests.
Your presence at the ceremony added such great value, Alex 
and I are
forever grateful.”  
Alexandra and Alex

“Thank you so much for being such an important part of our wedding.You were such pros from the beginning, and you made the process of picking music easy and fun. I didn’t have a single worry about it as soon as we talked the first time!”  -B. & K. 

“We can’t thank you enough for playing at our wedding; we received many,
many rave reviews for the performance you and Lily did. We are very
lucky and blessed, thank you so much!” – Jennifer and Cory

“Thank you so much!! It was a lovely ceremony! And a beautiful day! Everyone said you were wonderful! You were a perfect addition to a beautiful scene. Even the tourists in the area stopped in their tracks to take it all in!!”  -Ellen Y. 

“You are simply magical and you made the day that way… [we] so appreciated the whole day but was especially touched by your music!” -Sharon Weber

“Derek and I wanted to reach out to express our immense gratitude for your involvement in our wedding day. You did such an incredible job and brought such beauty to our special day! Also, you were by far (I’m talking leaps and bounds!) the most professional, organized, respectful, fair, accommodating, friendly and all around best vendor we worked with.” -Nicole and Derek

Musical Selections

We hope that these recordings will give you a sense of some of the possibilities that cello and
harp can offer for your event.  Please note that this is only a small fraction of our repertory,
but that the selections here represent some of the major styles we play (classical, celtic, classic
pop ballads, opera arias, lieder).

A Note about Outdoor Events

Since our instruments are very sensitive to changes in temperature and weather, we do have a
few notes about planning an outdoor event.  We ask that we be located on a level, flat surface
and preferably provided with some kind of cover.  If there is a veranda or gazebo already at the
location, this will work wonderfully.  Our instruments (and our fingers!) are also sensitive to
low temperatures so we normally do not play in weather below 60 degrees; in case of inclement weather an alternative indoor location may be a useful precaution.  Thank you for your understanding!

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