Jerry Bruno Productions - Ceremony Music

Sonata Strings

Sonata Strings

The Sonata Chamber Ensembles are represented exclusively by Jerry Bruno Productions. The Sonata Strings includes symphony-calibre performers who also appear as members of the Jerry Bruno Orchestra (pictured). The strings are often featured strolling at dinner time for charming personal performance.

The String Quartet (traditionally, two violins, viola, and cello) is a perfect choice for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, or any kind of event where a fine musical presentation would be appreciated.

The Sonata Strings also play as a trio (two violins and cello) and have performed with various featured instruments, such as flute, trumpet, and harp.

:: CLIENT COMMENTS ::
"Our requests included difficult, iconic pieces from the greatest composers. Sonata Strings played them impeccably. It was beautiful to hear our favorite works wafting through the church throughout the ceremony just as we had dreamed." Sandra De Balzo - Aug. 25, 2012 @ Old Stone Church

"The Sonata Strings Trio did a fantastic job at our wedding. The guests at the ceremony raved about the music and overall experience because of the music. I would recommend this to anyone planning a wedding. Very much worth the cost. They were very patient with me taking care of the balance despite me running around doing other things. It was a blast and I must say the String Trio played a big part in that. Thanks again." Nick & Monica Esker - September 3, 2011 @ St. John Cantius Church

"I'm glad that we chose Jerry Bruno Productions to provide the music for my ceremony and reception. We had the String Trio for our ceremony and Mary Beth chose beautiful and appropriate music for every part of the ceremony. Our guests were commenting on how much they loved the ceremony music well into the reception. Mary Beth also contacted us before the event to make sure that we were happy with the music she had picked for our ceremony." Lauren Conway - July 3, 2011 @ LaCentre


"Having a string quartet brought so much extra beauty and peace to our big day. People commented on how soothing and also happy our wedding music was. The strings truly added extra elegance to our special day." Amy (Allega) & Joe Dansinger - July 2, 2011 @ Cleveland Renaissance

"The music at our ceremony was one of my favorite parts of the day. I could not wait to receive our wedding video so that I could hear it again. We received such wonderful feedback from our guests as well." Karin Kurtz VanCure - June 25, 2011 @ St. Michael's Church

"From the first email through the wedding ceremony itself, everyone at JBP was fantastic to work with. I had a few odd requests for wedding music, and they turned out better than I could have asked for! I received so many complements from guests. Wonderful job! Thank you!!" Lisa Sherman - June 18, 2011 @ Weymouth Country Club/Fox Meadows

"The Sonata Strings exceeded my expectations. Bill was easy to work with to plan the ceremony music. It was definitely one thing I didnt have to worry about on my wedding day because I knew they had it handled. Thank you!" Mia (Sobotka) & Adam Morris - June 11, 2011 @ Portage Country Club

"The string quartet turned our wedding ceremony into such a magical moment. They sounded beautiful! We had so many compliments on what an amazing ceremony we had, thanks to them." Colleen Sadie - May 21, 2011 @ St. Albert the Great

"The music was an important part of the wedding ceremony and was perfect; the guests at the wedding reception raved about the band." Jane Beese (Ellen Beese & Nicholas Young) - March 26, 2011 @ Union Club

"All the musicians were WONDERFUL and really made my wedding day special! Everyone was extremely professional and easy to work with! All the guests thought Sonata Strings were very sophisticated and classy, the pianist for the cocktail hour was fabulous, Sophisticated Swing was great during dinner and after dinner a lot of the guests loved to dance to their music and the DJ Mark Guthrie was wonderful! He kept us dancing well past the time we were supposed to stop!" Molly Patton - Feb. 12, 2011 @ Ritz-Carlton

"Beautiful - made my daughters wedding a classic." Toni Wick (Tiffany Wick & JT Williams) - Oct. 10, 2010 @ Hillbrook Club

"Even with all the last minute scramble due to weather on our wedding day, the string quartet did a great job adapting and still played very well." Genell Zink & Timothy Ritley - Aug. 14, 2010 @ Glenmoor Country Club

"We hired Jerry Bruno musicians and DJs for each part of our wedding day - Sonata Strings Trio for the ceremony, a pianist for the cocktail hour, and DJ Mark Guthrie for the reception. All were fantastic and made the day very special." Emily (Bonath) & Alan Allred - Aug. 14, 2010 @ Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg

"Sonata Strings were excellent. Michael was very professional and courteous, the music was beautiful and added to the mood of the ceremony. Thank you!" Irene Yee & Jess Gibson - June 27, 2009 @ Severance Hall

"Beautiful, wonderful!" Beth DeBaggis - May 22, 2009 @ Holy Angels Catholic Church

"Jerry Bruno Productions was wonderful start to finish. The Sonata Strings made our outdoor ceremony extra special." Ashley (Cerny) & Chris Dolar - May 30, 2009 @ Lakewood Country Club

"Michael's suggestions and advice were great. We knew a few pieces that we definitely wanted, and he recommended a few others to fill in the gaps, while still fitting in with the overall mood of our wedding. Would definitely recommend the string trio to our friends." Sarah (VanderSchel) & Kevin Law - May 23, 2009 @ Pilgrim Lutheran Brethren Church

"Thank you for the gorgeous music you provided at the Wheeler/Rice wedding." Phil & Lisa Rice (Laura Wheeler & Stephen Rice wedding) - May 16, 2009 @ Blair Center

"The Sonata Strings with Trumpet perfomance at my wedding was absolutely beautiful! They made the ceremony memorable and were extremely professional to work with. I would recommend Bill Merimee & the Sonata Strings Trio to ANYONE!" Laura (Sahlani) & Dan Dietzel - Oct. 11, 2008 @ Cleveland Renaissance

"We had comments from many wedding guests about how much they enjoyed the string quartet music. The bride is happy and I am pleased with their overall performance." Helen Bergmann - July 12, 2008 @ Hope Christian Church

"We received nice comments on the beautiful music at the wedding ceremony. It made the ceremony more memorable." Pam Stephens - June 21, 2008 @ St. Rita's - Solon

"The string trio played beautiful music at our wedding." Michelle Smith, May 17, 2008 @ Shoreby Club

“We wanted people to forget their troubles and the outside world and enjoy the fine feast and spirit of the season. They did that perfectly!! The transition was facilitated by the beautiful music. It is too bad they were booked back to back. We would have liked them longer.” Kim Whary Holiday Party – Dec. 15, 2007 @ Private Residence

"They were perfect! Exactly what we were hoping for with our ceremony music." Annie (Ferry) & Michael Kiser - Oct. 27, 2007 @ Grand Pacific Chapel

"The Sonata String Trio was superb!" Megan Vacha - Sept. 29, 2007 @ Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls

"We hired the string trio for our wedding and could not have been happier. Their performance was outstanding. Everyone raved about the music. They thought it was wonderful and we did too." Jeff Lunger & Stephanie Sulka - Sept. 1, 2007 @ English Oak Room

"I could not have asked for anything more. The Sonata Strings Quartet were amazing!" Maria Jakovich - Aug. 25, 2007 @ The Astrodome

"Sonata Strings did a great job adding that extra touch of elegance to our ceremony. We received so many compliments about how great they sounded." Rikki Haberny & Tim Rychel - Sept. 1, 2007 @ Windows on the River

"I am just returning from honeymoon and wanted to let you know how much I appreciated your musical talents! The Purple Rain was a hit (especially for those who knew me well) as was Lets Go Crazy. Thank you for having an open mind and making this happen. These touches really made the day 'ours.'" Adrienne Boissy & Peter Rasmussen - Sept. 8, 2007 @ Hillbrook Club

"Many of the guests asked if they could have a copy of all the Sonata Quartet's music played during the ceremony. Unfortunataely it was not recorded! Michael put much effort info fulfilling special requests. Wonderful work!" Jill Spriggs - Aug. 18, 2007 @ St. Joseph Church

"The Sonata String Trio are amazing! Being the sole music of our wedding ceremony, they provided our family and friends with beautiful classical melodies that left them humming throughout the night! Extremely professional, extremely courteous-overall perfection!" Nick Lakostik & Lyndsey Pruett - Aug. 4, 2007 @ Aurora CC

"The string quartet was the highlight of our ceremony. I can't say enough about how beautiful they sounded." Carrie Mannis & Tom Tylicki - July 21, 2007 @ The Federated Church

"We received many compliments on Sonata Strings. Their presence at St. Elizabeth of Hungary was perfect. The strings filled that beautiful church with the reverence it deserves. The Ave Maria brought tears to many eyes, Catholic or not." Tina Smith (Kristin Thompson & Ryland Smith) - July 6, 2007 @ Windows on the River

"I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the Sonata Strolling Violin Trio at my daughter's wedding. They were fantastic-very professional and the music was beautiful! We had so many compliments from family and friends. My only regret is that we didn't have them for longer!" Kim Bellisimo (Jaclyn Bellisimo & Matt Ziders) - July 14, 2007 @ Congress Lake CC

"The trio was great. The group incorporated all of my requests as well as offering great suggestions that were really helpful." Alicia Thomas & Richard Barr - June 2, 2007 @ Amasa Stone Chapel (Case Western)

"The music was beautiful and had people complementing it all night." Jessica Tresko & Henry Webster - June 17, 2007 @ DeLuca's Place in the Park

"Thank you so much for making our wedding so special. The music just added to the overall atmosphere." Jennifer Marian - June 2, 2007 @ Botanical Gardens

"They were absolutely amazing! They were everything I imagined and more! They made our wedding day extra perfect!" Erin Seimetz - May 19, 2007 @ Glenmoor C.C.

"Thank you so much for adding a VERY special touch to our wedding day. We will definitely promote your services to other people we know." Rich & Stefani (Sawczak) Svoboda - Sept. 30, 2006 @ Chester Christian Center

"The trio did a beautiful job at my wedding ceremony. They played my special requests, and helped me to select recessional music. I was very happy with them - highly recommended!" Megan Geist & Zane Kelley - Oct. 21, 2006 @ Myers University Club

"All of our guests mentioned how pleasant and beautiful the string quartet played. Michael was very helpful with his professional manner and knowledge. Our expectations were truly exceeded." Amy Smith & Les Tipping - Sept. 16, 2006 @ St. Peter's Catholic Church

"Thanks for making my wedding beautiful!" Melody Flory - Oct. 7, 2006 @ St. Martin's

"I had the quartet and they helped to make my wedding ceremony amazing. I got so many compliments on the music. They couldn't have done a better job." Erin Berger - Sept. 16, 2006 @ St. Mary's Church in Mentor

"Words cannot describe the enormous sound produced by these delicate strings [trio]. Absolutely breath-taking. Melodies that I will cherish for years to come still linger in my mind." Joyce Edington - Sept. 23, 2006 @ Cleveland Renaissance

"The Sonata String Trio were easy to work with and they sounded great. They added that extra special something to our ceremony." Rebecka Benedict - Aug. 26, 2006 @ Marriott Key Center

"Please pass on my sincere thanks to Mike and the rest of the quartet. They were beyond amazing last night at my wedding, I can't thank you guys enough. Thanks for making my ceremony special!" Erin & Jonathan Kramer - Sept. 16, 2006 @ St. Mary's Church in Mentor

"Added an extra touch of elegance to our special day. The group kept great lines of communication with me. A great addition to your company!" Delilah Nunez - July 28, 2006 @ St. Peter's Catholic in Lorain

"Thank you for the beautiful performance! You helped set an elegant tone for the entire wedding and reception." Jennifer Eklund - August 5, 2006 @ Kirtland Country Club

"The performers did a tremendous job and were certainly a highlight of the wedding. The guests are still talking about it. Very elegant." Joann Cobb - August 5, 2006 @ Mooreland Mansion

"We used the Sonata Strings for our wedding on May 6th and they were incredible! Everyone said it was the most elegant wedding ever and I know that the music they played really put the icing on the cake." Kim & Frank Zemla - May 6, 2006 @ Baldwin-Wallace College Chapel

"The trio played beautifully at my wedding. They lived up to every expectation I had and I will definitely tell more people about your wonderful services!" Carrie Toma (Balk) - July 15, 2006 @ Marriott Key Center

"...helpful in arranging the ceremony and helped relieve any anxiety about timing of the ceremony through their professionalism and willingness to discuss ideas." Ellen Busse - June 24, 2006 @ The Country Club

"The best. End of discussion." Joanna Peca - July 15, 2006 @ The Courthouse

"Thank you so much. Being prompt, professional, and well-dressed added to the beauty of our special day." Sharon Fischer - June 2, 2006 @ Mon Ami

"We were unsure of who to get to perform at our daughter's wedding, but we definitely made the right choice...extremely professional." Colleen Doerrer - May 6, 2006 @ First Christian Church, Medina

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STRING QUARTET
Client Comments
Song List

Booby Gibson of the Cleveland Cavaliers was surprised for his birthday with his own private performance by the Sonata Strings Trio on Feb. 27, 2013! He Tweeted this Instagram pic. Click to view full-sized.

booby gibson surprise

string trio at weddingPhoto by Thomas Wodzisz Photography

wedding strings trio
Photo by Thomas Wodzisz Photography


Sonata string trio performing at cleveland wedding
Photo by LCD Photography

Featured
Artists

BAGPIPES:
Duane Dickson
Donald Willis
BRASS:
Starkweather Brass Quintet
Mike Fisher
Ian Indorf
Mark Maliniak
Josh Rzepka
GUITARISTS:
Rick Iacoboni
HARPISTS:
Virginia S. Dickson
Xiao Lei Salovara
Karen Westgate
Carmen Barreiro
Rosemarie Griffin
PIANISTS:
Anthony Fuoco
Cliff Habian
Michael Leamon
Matthew Skitzki
Carey Viton
STRINGS:
Amphion Strings
Appassionata
Duo Galant
Sonata Strings
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VOCALISTS:
Devon Gess
Coeli Ingold
Michelle Romary
Jason & Catherine Klueber
Raine Austen
OTHER:
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