Fairmount Strings

Rates

Wedding and Event Rates:

A non-refundable deposit of $500 or 50% of the contract amount (whichever is less) is required with a signed contract to secure your date. Final payment is due two weeks before your event. Additional charges may apply for certain holidays and bookings made less than eight weeks in advance (with the exception of memorial services). 

String Quartet
 

Up to one hour = $950
One and a half hours = $1150
Two hours = $1300
Three hours = $1550
Four hours = $1800

String Trio
 

Up to one hour = $775
One and a half hours = $950
Two hours = $1075
Three hours = $1275
Four hours = $1475

Harp/Flute or Harp/Violin Duos
 

Up to one hour = $725
One and a half hours = $875
Two hours = $975
Three hours = $1125
Four hours = $1275

Harp requires the availability of electricity for amplification

Violin/Piano Duo
 

Up to one hour = $600
One and a half hours = $750
Two hours = $850
Three hours = $1000
Four hours = $1150

Add $150 to provide keyboard in the absence of a piano available at the venue. Keyboard requires the availability of electricity

Violin/Guitar Duo
 

Up to one hour = $650
One and a half hours = $800
Two hours = $900
Three hours = $1050
Four hours = $1200

Guitar requires the availability of electricity for amplification. Additional fee may apply if larger amplification equipment is needed for large spaces or number of guests.

 

Travel:

Up to 25 miles from Center City Philadelphia at no additional charge.

26-35 miles = $80 additional quartet; $60 additional trio; $40 additional duo
36-45 miles = $160 additional quartet; $120 additional trio; $80 additional duo
46-55 miles = $240 additional quartet; $180 additional trio; $120 additional duo
56-65 miles = $320 additional quartet; $240 additional trio; $160 additional duo

2 hour minimum
66-75 miles = $400 additional quartet; $300 additional trio; $200 additional duo
76-85 miles = $560 additional quartet; $420 additional trio; $280 additional duo
For distances greater than 85 miles, please contact us for a price quote.

 

Chamber Ensemble Rates:

There are many variables that affect the rate for a performance, such as the number and length of rehearsals, instrumentation and the location of the services, to name a few. The following are some sample situations and rates to give you an estimate of what your cost for a performance in the Philadelphia area might be.

Performing with your choir

A string quartet for a church service (except wedding) including a rehearsal immediately before the service, with a total elapsed time of two and a half hours, the fee is $945.

A string quartet for a church service (except wedding) not to exceed 2 hours, with a 2 hour rehearsal on a separate day, the fee is $1260.

A 15 piece orchestra for a cantata performance, with one 2 1/2 hour rehearsal on a separate day, the fee is $5082.

A 30 piece orchestra for a cantata performance, with two 2 1/2 hour rehearsals, the fee is $14,560.

Please contact us with the specifics of your performance for an accurate price quote.

Concert rates

Please contact us for rates.

Payment

A 50% deposit is required with the signed contract to secure the date. The balance is due two weeks before the performance date.