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Address : 10734 kelmore street
City : Henderson
State : NV
Country : USA
Phone: 310-489-9873
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About US

The Kaplan String Quartet was formed in 1992 in
Los Angeles


. The rich performance background of the members of the
quartet combined with a varied repertoire provides a diverse
choice of musical options for any social occasion.

The Kaplan String Quartet has appeared at many of the most popular
wedding, reception and party venues in the greater

Los Angeles

area. Performances at the Catalina Room, the Long Beach Art
Museum and many of the Southland's noted church and synagogues
provides the quartet with the experience to adjust to a wide
variety of requests and performance circumstances. Special
accommodations in advance of an engagement can be made for musical
arrangements of non-traditional quartet versions of classical and
popular standards. For example, the Quartet has fulfilled
requests for arrangements of the William Tell Overture and In the
Mood. With experience in consulting with clients on special
requests and issues specific to each performance venue, the
members of the Kaplan String Quartet have become flexible in
making last minute changes, working with event/wedding
coordinators and performing with other musicians involved in an
event (vocalists, pianists, other instrumentalists).
The Members of the Kaplan String Quartet

All members of the Kaplan String Quartet are or have been performers with the
Santa Monica Symphony. We have toured with the Santa Monica
Chamber Orchestra to the Czech and


. (The Santa Monica Chamber Orchestra is a summer
performance group composed of musicians from the Santa Monica
Jennifer Argenti
, Violin: A native of
, Jennifer Argenti
attended the Baltimore School of Music for the Arts and studied
violin performance at




She is a veteran of the Santa Monica Symphony and has continued
her life-long study of violin at summer chamber music festivals in
Western United States
Paul Dolid
, Cellist: With over 20 years of cello performance
experience, Paul Dolid also performs as a member of the Santa
Monica Symphony String Quartet. He has also performed in
orchestras in


. Paul
currently is employed as Director Financial Services for Kubota Tractor Corporation.
Amy Swain,
Violin: Originally from
, Amy was the Concertmaster
of the Augsburg College Orchestra in


. She continues to play in
numerous orchestras and chamber music groups and is currently learning
improvisation and rock and jazz violin. She has been a member of the Santa
Monica Symphony for nearly 3 years. During the day, Amy is the special
events manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
Carla Blanc
, Violist: Carla moved to the
Los Angeles
area in 1998, after
completing her education in


. At Texas Tech, Carla received a bachelor of
science in international economics with a music minor, and she served as principal
violist of the university symphony. She then attended the

, where she received a law degree and a master of arts in Latin American
studies. She has performed with various ensembles in Texas, New Mexico, and
California, including the Lubbock Symphony, Roswell Symphony, Austin Civic
Orchestra, West Hollywood Orchestra, and Santa Monica Symphony to name a few.
Carla is currently employed as an attorney for Southern California Edison Company.
Heide Li,

Violin and Viola: Heide has been performing in various
Southern California
orchestras and chamber music venues for over 15 years.

Her extensive experience ranges
from violin duos with the Lagerstrom Chamber Music series at Caltech, to playing in theatrecompany bands.

Originally from
, she studied with Marianne Fleece before movingto

Los Angeles

in 1991.

Carrie Bartsch
, Violinist: Carrie hails from

St. Paul

. Before coming to


, she studied violin with Rudolf Lehkter and James Riccardo. She has played in the Santa Monica Symphony, Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, St. Olaf Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony of the Lakes,
Southern Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
, Natchez Opera Festival Orchestra, Meridian Symphony, Bozeman Symphony, Black Hills Symphony and for many summers attended the


for Chamber Music in

New Hampshire

. Recently, she has performed, recorded or toured with the Golden State Pops Orchestra, Torrance Symphony, Tim Burgess of The Charlatans UK, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Arthur Lee of Love, Gnarls Barkley, Kanye West and many others. In addition, she has recorded for movie and television, credits including: Father of the Pride, Spongebob Squarepants, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Drawn Together, Dumb and Dumberer and others. She continues to play chamber music, her greatest love.
Kaplan String Quartet Repertoire
While the repertoire of the Kaplan String Quartet is constantly
being updated and expanded, the following list provides a basis
for planning the musical offering for any social occasion.

Classical String Quartet Repertoire
Mozart (wide variety of selections including Eine Kleine Nachtmusik)

String Quartet Adaptations of Classical Standards
Bach: Brandenberg Concerti (Numbers 2, 3 and 5)
Bach: Badinerie
Bach: Air
Bach: Arioso
Brahms: Theme from the First Symphony
Handel: Selections from Water Music
Handel: Aria
Mozart: March from The Magic Flute
Strauss: Waltzes
Vivaldi: Selections from The Four Seasons
Wedding Music
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary
Handel: La Rejouissance
Mendelssohn: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream (traditional
Pachelbel: Canon
Purcell: Trumpet Voluntary
Schubert: Ave Maria
Wagner: Wedding Chorus from Lohengrin (traditional processional)

Jewish Wedding Music

Hana'ava Babanot (The Fairest Of Maidens)
Erev Ba (Evening Comes)
Y'did Nefesh (Beloved Of My Soul)
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening Of Roses) Viola
Dodi Li (My Beloved Is Mine, And I Am His)
S'u Sh'orim (Look Up To The Gates)
El Kabir (Almighty G-d)
Rabbi Elimelech Medley (In The Klezmer Style)
Medley: Od Y'Shana and Mazel Tov
(The Voice Of Gladness Shall Be Heard Again)
(Good Luck To The Bride And Groom)
Siman Tov (Congratulations - Good Luck!)
Nigun (Tune)
Tum Balalaika (Play Balalaika)
V'ha'er E'ne'nv (Enlighten Our Eyes To Your Torah)
Hava Nagila (Let's Rejoice)
The Anniversary Waltz

Popular Standards
As Time Goes By
In the Mood
Mood Indigo
Porgy and Bess (Selections)
West Side Story (Selections)
Nearer my heart to thee (Titanic)
Kaplan String Quartet Specialties
William Tell Overture
Scott Joplin Rags

Special Requests With Sufficient Notice

Standard fees include quartet personnel transportation to and from
event, equipment and preparation/rehearsal of music from the
standard repertoire.

Additional fees on a negotiated basis for:

Wedding Rehearsals
Rehearsals with other event musicians/vocalists
Customized quartet arrangements
Travel outside the greater

Los Angeles

Other special requests

Carmen and Rose:


Joanne Lee:

Langham 818-524-3081
Ronald Gomez:
Private Residence


Stefanie Stevenson:
Biltmore Hotel 818-321-6522

Contact the Kaplan String Quartet at:
Paul Dolid: 310-489-9873

Kaplan String Quartet is a wedding ceremony musician. Use this Henderson, NV based Kaplan String Quartet if you are looking for a professional wedding musicians for your wedding reception ceremony. We are the best talented wedding musicians not only in Henderson, Nevada region but also in the nearby cities. We host everything from weddings, meetings, receptions and some special events. Use our Wedding musicians on your wedding day reception to enjoy it.

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