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That Time We Performed for The Queen of England: Meet the Ariana Strings Orchestra

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

This July, we were honored to be chosen to perform for the Queen of England's Platinum Jubilee and perform for the revered guests of the British Consulate. This was incredibly special because the host, Highclere Castle Gin, requested I create a brand-new string orchestra especially for the occasion. It was a dream come true!

We performed everything from Strauss Waltzes to Britney Spears for the Earl of Canarvon (Is that name familiar? If you watch Downton Abbey, you know that's his home!) as well as Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. It was a beautiful day filled with sunshine and laughter. Since the Queen of England passed yesterday, this is an even more special memory. Our client hand-picked a beautiful program and I added in a few surprises (We couldn't have a Highclere Castle event without the Downton Abbey Theme!)


Spring Recomposed, Max Richter from Netflix's Bridgerton

Butterfly Waltz

Downton Abbey Theme

Pizzicato Polka

Danube Waves - Ivanovici

Blue Danube Waltz

Strauss Waltzes

1. Emperor’s Waltz

2. Artist’s Life

3. Viennese Blood

4. Wine, Women, and Song

Shostakovich Waltz No. 2

Hungarian Dance No. 5

Aragonaise (Entr’acte to Act 4 of Carmen)

Habanera from Carmen

El Choclo

La Cumparsita

Por Una Cabeza

Puttin’ On the Ritz

La Vie En Rose

Wildest Dreams

Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande

Girls Like You - Maroon 5

Hit Me Baby One More Time - Britney Spears

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Vendor Team:

Venue The Wadsworth Mansion at Long Hill Estate

Photography by Samantha Perrelli

Videography by MEB Cinema

Sponsored by Highclere Castle Gin


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