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. The 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 = $1175
One and a half hours = $1300
Two hours = $1450
Three hours = $1750
Four hours = $2100

String Trio

Up to one hour = $975
One and a half hours = $1075
Two hours = $1200
Three hours = $1450
Four hours = $1725

Harp/Flute or Harp/Violin Duos

Up to one hour = $875
One and a half hours = $975
Two hours = $1075
Three hours = $1225
Four hours = $1425

Harp requires the availability of electricity for amplification

Violin and Piano or other duos

Up to one hour = $775
One and a half hours = $850
Two hours = $950
Three hours = $1150
Four hours = $1350

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

Solo Harp

One hour = $575
Two hours = $700
Three hours = $825
Four hours = $950
 

Solo Instrumentalist

One hour = $475
One and a half hours = $550
Two hours = $625
Three hours = $775

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; $20 additional soloist
36-45 miles = $160 additional quartet; $120 additional trio; $80 additional duo; $40 additional soloist
46-55 miles = $240 additional quartet; $180 additional trio; $120 additional duo; $60 additional soloist
56-65 miles = $320 additional quartet; $240 additional trio; $160 additional duo; $80 additional soloist

2 hour minimum applies on distances of greater than 65 miles.

66-75 miles = $400 additional quartet; $300 additional trio; $200 additional duo; $100 additional soloist
76-85 miles = $560 additional quartet; $420 additional trio; $280 additional duo; $140 additional soloist

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 $1050.

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 $1350.

A 15 piece orchestra for a cantata performance, with one 2 1/2 hour rehearsal on a separate day, the fee is $6038.

A 30 piece orchestra for a cantata performance, with two 2 1/2 hour rehearsals, the fee is $17,270.

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.

Kind Words

Friday evening’s performance…by the members of the Fairmount String Quartet was splendid…the playing was expert to the point of perfection.

Michael Caruso, Chestnut Hill Local

From more classical music to fun contemporary songs, Fairmount Strings knocked it out of the park.

Alison F., bride

We are so grateful that Fairmount Strings made our wedding day vision come to life. 

Jocelyn G., bride

The quartet was magnificent and so very professional. One guest said the setting and the quartet made the ceremony storybook!

Joanne F., Bride

Last night the audience told you so well what I am trying to put into words now. Thank you for an unbelievably beautiful concert!

Alice Nugent, Candlelight Concerts at Laurel Hill

The beautiful sound of your music will stay with me always. It was simply stunning and made our day feel like a fairy tale.

Julie & Tom B., Bride and Groom

Adding to their laurels — professionalism, intuition and timeliness, we look forward to many future musical endeavors with the Fairmount Chamber Ensemble.

Kevin O’Malia, Director of Music, First United Methodist Church of Germantown

I made a point of standing off to the side in the back of the church to listen. It was….well….perfection.

Chris C., Mother of the Bride

It is such a privilege to work with musicians of their caliber who are so genuinely committed to supporting the growth and development of our students.

Stephen Kushner, Director of Choral Music, Germantown Friends School

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your beautiful performance, which helped to make the vision and dream I had for my daughter’s wedding day come true.

Jeanne B., Mother of the Bride

They are wonderful musicians, easy to work with, and deliver performances of consistently high quality.

Clair Rozier, Director of Music, St. David’s Episcopal Church

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