String Orchestra

Looking for something grand that will absolutely wow your guests? The string orchestra is a timeless favorite. With 4 violinists, 1 violist, 2 cellists, and 1 double bassist, our octet has the fullest sound of all. This is great for cocktail hours and parties with up to 200 guests. We may recommend added amplification or adding more performers (you may book up to 15), depending upon your musical vision, venue layout, and guest count. 

 

The Ariana Strings orchestra formed especially for The British Consulate and Highclere Castle Gin at The Wadsworth Mansion and is now available for booking corporate events, parties, and cocktail hours. Our repertoire includes opera favorites, tangos, gypsy style classical pieces, upbeat Strauss waltzes, movie music, Disney, pop favorites, and jazz standards. See our repertoire below. 

Photo credit: Samantha Perrelli 

Waltzes

Musetta’s Waltz 

Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss

Danube Waltz - Ivanovici

Emperor’s Waltz - Strauss

Artist’s Life - Strauss

Viennese Blood - Strauss

Wine, Women, and Song - Strauss

Howl’s Moving Castle Waltz

Shostakovich Waltz No. 2

Butterfly Waltz - Crain

Fun Classics 

Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Brahms

Czardas - Monti

Pizzicato Polka

Tangos

Por Una Cabeza

El Choclo

La Cumparsita

Opera

Aragonaise (Entr’acte to Act 4 of Carmen) - Bizet

Habanera from Carmen - Bizet

Jazz Standards

La Vie En Rose

Puttin’ On the Ritz - Irving Berlin 

Pop & Rock

Please note that these pop selections are from our quartet library. While many of them are a great fit for this larger group, some may not translate. Please inquire for more information. 

ABBA "Take a Chance On Me"

ABBA "Thank You For the Music"

ABBA Favorites Medley

Adele “Make You Feel My Love”

Adele "Rolling in The Deep"

Adele “Set Fire to the Rain”

Aerosmith "Dream On"

Aerosmith "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"

Ariana Grande "Thank U, Next" from BRIDGERTON

The Beach Boys "Don't Worry Baby" 

The Beach Boys "Wouldn't It Be Nice"

The Beach Boys "God Only Knows"

The Beatles "A Hard Day's Night"

The Beatles "Octopus Garden"

The Beatles “And I Will Love Her”

The Beatles "All My Loving"

The Beatles "Eleanor Rigby"

The Beatles “I Will”

The Beatles "In My Life"

The Beatles "Yellow Submarine"

The Beatles "Yesterday"

Bee Gees "How Deep is Your Love"

Ben E. King "Stand By Me"

Beyonce "Halo"

Beyonce "XO"

Bill Withers "Lean On Me"

Billy Joel "Piano Man"

The Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling”

Bon Jovi "Livin' on a Prayer"

BORNS "Electric Love" 

Britney Spears "(Hit Me) Baby One More Time"

Bruno Mars “Just the Way You Are”

Bruno Mars “Marry You”

The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star" 

Callum Scott "You Are The Reason"

Calvin Harris/Rihanna "We Found Love"

Camilla Cabello "Havana"

Carol King "Where You Lead"

Celine Dion "My Heart Will Go On" 

Celine Dion "The Power of Love" 

Christina Perri "A Thousand Years"

from Cinema Paradiso "Cinema Paradiso Love Theme" 

Clean Bandit "Rather Be" 

Coldplay "Fix You"

Coldplay "The Scientist"

Coldplay "Yellow"

The Cranberries "Linger"

Dave Matthews Band "Satellite"

David Guetta ft. Sia "Titanium" 

Des'ree "Kissing You" from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet 

Dexy's Midnight Runners "Come on Eileen"

from Disney’s Aladdin "A Whole New World" 

from Disney's Beauty and the Beast "Beauty and the Beast"  

from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast "Something There"

from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast "Prologue"

from Disney's The Little Mermaid "Kiss the Girl" 

from Disney's The Lion King "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"

from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "Someday My Prince Will Come"

from Disney’s Pinnochio "When You Wish Upon a Star" 

from Disney's Pochahontas "Colors of the Wind"

from Disney's Frozen "Let it Go"

from Disney’s Tangled "I See the Light" 

The Dixie Cups "Chapel of Love"

Duke Ellington "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Aint Got that Swing)"

Ed Sheeran "Perfect"

Ed Sheeran "Thinking Out Loud"

Edith Piaf "La Vie En Rose"​

Ellie Goulding "Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey

Elton John "Bennie and the Jets"

Elton John "Your Song" 

Etta James "At Last"

The Eurhythmics "Sweet Dreams" 

Fall Out Boy "Sugar, We're Going Down"

Frank Sinatra "Fly Me To The Moon"

Frank Sinatra "The Way You Look Tonight"

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"

Guns n' Roses "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Haddaway "What is Love"

Halsey "Without Me"

Harry Styles "Watermelon Sugar" 

Hosier "Take Me to Church"

Iron and Wine "Flightless Bird, American Mouth"

Irving Berlin "Cheek to Cheek"

Irving Berlin "Puttin' On the Ritz" 

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole “Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” (Medley)

Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up"

Jason Mraz "I'm Yours" 

Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat "Lucky"

John Legend "All of Me"

John Legend ft. Lindsey Stirling "Conversations in the Dark" 

John Lennon "Imagine"

Josh Groban "To Where You Are" 

John Groban "You Raise Me Up"

The Jonas Brothers "Sucker"

Journey “Don’t Stop Believing”

Journey "Open Arms"

Justin Timberlake "Can't Stop The Feeling"

Justin Timberlake "Until the End of Time" 

Katy Perry "Firework"

Katy Perry "Unconditionally"

K.C. & JoJo "All My Life"

The Killers "Mr. Brightside" 

Lana Del Ray "Young and Beautiful"

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars "Uptown Funk" 

Maroon 5 "Girls Like You" from BRIDGERTON

Maroon 5 feat. Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger" 

Marvin Gaye "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"

Max Richter "Spring Recomposed" from BRIDGERTON 

Meghan Trainor "All About That Bass"

Michael Buble "Everything"

Michael Buble "Haven't Met You Yet"

Michael Jackson "Beat it"

Michael Jackson "Thriller"

The Monkees "I'm a Believer"

from Moulin Rouge "Come What May"

Nat King Cole "L-O-V-E"

Natalie Cole "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)"

Neil Diamond "Sweet Caroline" 

Nora Jones "Come Away With Me" 

Lady Gaga "Bad Romance"

Lady Gaga "Poker Face"

Led Zeppelin "Kashmir"

Lewis Capaldi "Someone You Loved"

Lionel Richie "Endless Love"

Lorde “Royals”

Louis Armstrong "What a Wonderful World"

from Love Actually  "PM Love Theme"

The Lumineers "Ho Hey"

Oasis "Wonderwall"

Old Dominion "One Man Band"

from Pirates of the Caribbean (Medley)

The Police "Every Breath You Take"

Taylor Swift "Blank Space"

Taylor Swift "Wildest Dreams" from The Netflix Series BRIDGERTON

The Foo Fighters "Everlong"

Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Queen "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

Queen "Don't Stop Me Now"

Queen "Somebody to Love"

Queen Medley "The Best of Queen" (Includes We Will Rock You, Another One Bites the Dust, and We Are the Champions)

Rick Astley "Never Gonna Give You Up" 

Rihanna/Calvin Harris "We Found Love" 

Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines"

The Ronettes "Be My Baby"

Ruelle "I Get To Love You" 

Sam Cooke "Wonderful World"

Sam Smith "Stay With Me"

Sara Bareilles "I Choose You"

Semisonics "Closing Time"

Sia "Cheap Thrills"

Sia ft. David Guetta "Titanium" 

Sigur Ros "Staralfur"

Sisquo "The Thong Song" 

Sleeping at Last, from the feature film Twilight "Turning Page"

Stevie Wonder "I Just Called to Say I Love You" 

Stevie Wonder "Isn't She Lovely?"

Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)"

Survivor "Eye of the Tiger"

from The Sound of Music "Edelweiss"

Three Dog Night "Joy to the World (Jeremiah was a bullfrog)"

Tina Turner "Simply The Best" 

Tom Petty "Wildflowers" 

Traditional "Happy Birthday"

The Turtles "Happy Together"

U2 "Beautiful Day"

Van Morisson "Brown Eyed Girl"

Van Morisson "Crazy Love"

The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony"

The Village People "Y.M.C.A."

Walk the Moon "Shut Up and Dance"

from West Side Story "One Hand, One Heart"

Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 

from The Wizard of Oz "Over the Rainbow"

Yiruma "River Flows in You" 

Zedd, Martin Morris, & Grey "The Middle"

 

Medleys

A String Quartet Tribute to Bruno Mars

The Best of ABBA featuring "Mamma Mia," "I Have a Dream," and "Dancing Queen"

Journey Medley "Any Way You Want It" and "Don't Stop Believing"

Variations on the theme "Happy Birthday"

80's Medley: Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler), Like a Virgin (Madonna), AThe Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Don't You Want Me (The Human League), & Vienna (Ultravox)

Queen Medley "The Best of Queen" (Includes We Will Rock You, Another One Bites the Dust, and We Are the Champions)

John Williams Medley (Includes Star Wars Fanfare, Jaws, Superman, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones) 

 

Disney, Movies, & Broadway

Game of Thrones Theme

from Moulin Rouge "Come What May"

from Cinema Paradiso "Cinema Paradiso Love Theme" 

Max Richter "Spring Recomposed" from BRIDGERTON 

from How's Moving Castle "Merry Go Round of Life" 

John Williams Medley (Includes Star Wars Fanfare, Jaws, Superman, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones) 

from My Fair Lady "I Could Have Danced All Night" 

from A Star is Born "Shallow"

from My Fair Lady "I Could Have Danced All Night"

from South Pacific "Some Enchanted Evening" 

from The Spy Who Loved Me "Nobody Does it Better"

from Lord of the Rings "Concerning Hobbits"

from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring "The Breaking of the Fellowship (featuring 'In Dreams')"

from Raiders of the Lost Ark "Raiders March"

from The Magnificent Seven "The Magnificent Seven"

James Bond Theme

from Gremlins "The Gremlin Rag"

from Twilight "Compromise (Bella's Theme)"

from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone "Hedwig's Theme"

Harry Potter Medley

from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang "Hushabye Mountain"

from Quest for Camelot "The Prayer"

from Octopussy "All Time High"

from Star Wars "Throne Room (and End Title)"

from Star Wars Episode II "Across the Stars" 

from Awakenings "Dexter's Tune"

from The Sound of Music "Edelweiss" 

from Disney’s Aladdin "A Whole New World" 

from Disney's Beauty and the Beast "Beauty and the Beast"  

from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast "Something There"

from Disney's Beauty and the Beast "Prologue" 

from Disney's The Little Mermaid "Kiss the Girl" 

from Disney's The Lion King "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"

from Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs "Someday My Prince Will Come"

from Disney’s Pinnochio "When You Wish Upon a Star" 

from Disney's Pochahontas "Colors of the Wind"

from Disney's Frozen "Let it Go"

from Pirates of the Caribbean (Medley)

from Disney's Tangled "I See the Light" 

from Pixar's Up Theme "Married Life"

from The Greatest Showman "A Million Dreams" 

Des'ree "Kissing You" from Baz Luhrmann's Romeo and Juliet 

from Wicked "For Good"

from An Affair to Remember Theme 

from Downton Abbey Theme