Frequently Asked Questions!
Why hire the Blackstone Valley String Quartet?
The BVQ is a professional quartet that rehearses on a regular basis. Many quartets are put together just for a particular event or are formed as a side job for the musicians in the quartet. We rehearse and perform together on a very regular basis and have become much more comfortable performing together than a quartet formed for a particular event. Performing and teaching music is a full time occupation for the core members of the BVQ. This allows us to customize music according to your style for your special event. Check out the quartet by clicking here.
Are you able to play outdoors?
We are able to play outdoors, but only if weather permits. Our instruments will not function if the temperature is under 60 degrees or if there is any precipitation. For any outdoor performances, we require a location where we can quickly relocate if weather changes.
What type of equipment do you need to perform?
We need chairs and music stands for all performers in order to perform. We can provide these items if the venue is unable to provide them.
Do you require any sound equipment?
Usually, we will not need any type of amplification. Stringed instruments are specifically built to project as much as possible. Occasionally, if we are not performing with the full quartet outside we might need amplification. We are able to provide such amplification if the venue is unable to provide such equipment.
What types of genres to you perform?
We are able to perform almost any genre, including classical, jazz, contemporary, pop and more. Occasionally, pieces do not lend themselves well to stringed instruments, but usually we can accommodate just about any style or genre of music. Especially if we are given plenty of time to put together music, we can usually accommodate most requests. Check out our music catalog by clicking here!
How much are tickets for BVQ performances?
BVQ performances are free! Part of our mission as a quartet is to bring great music to the Blackstone Valley community. We also enjoy the freedom of planning concerts that we find exciting and challenging. For more information on our next FREE community concert, click here!