The Frontera String Quartet will add a touch of elegance to your celebration with its classical string quartet repertoire. Invite Mozart and Bach to your event and everyone will be impressed! Two violins, viola, and cello make up the Frontera String Quartet. Specializing in weddings, they will provide consulting as well as music. A complete list of wedding music is available upon request. A string quartet is also wonderful entertainment for receptions and parties. Also available as a string trio, duo or solo violin.
The members of the Frontera String Quartet all received degrees from the University of Denver Lamont School of Music, which is where they met. All of the members are professional musicians who perform and teach full time. They have played together in various combinations since their school days, but came together and formed the Frontera in 1994.
Josie Quick, violinist
Josie Quick received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance in 1987. She currently performs with the original jazz ensemble Perpetual Motion, which has recorded three CDs that have received critical and popular acclaim. She is an instructor at the Swallow Hill Music Association, where she teaches Folk Orchestra and Blues Fiddle classes. She has worked with the Boulder Philharmonic, the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Jefferson Symphony. Josie teaches a large studio of private students.
Lisa Appleton, violinist
Lisa received her Bachelor of Music Education. Since 1990 she has performed throughout the Rocky Mountain region in the violin and cello duo “Apples and Honey”. Lisa is a member of the Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra. She is the string specialist of St. Mary’s Academy and co-conductor for the Littleton Youth Orchestra.
Katie Fouse, violist
Katie earned her Bachelor’s of Music in viola performance and her Master’s Degree in Suzuki pedagogy from the University of Denver. She has performed with the Colorado Springs Symphony, Mercury Ensemble and the Colorado Symphony orchestras, in addition to numerous string quartets. She is a highly acclaimed instructor in the Suzuki method, and has been teaching for the past eighteen years.
Jennifer Fouse, cellist
Jennifer received her Master’s degree in music performance from the University of Denver and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She has performed with the Colorado Springs Symphony, the Denver Chamber Orchestra, and the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. She currently is a member of the Mercury Ensemble. Aside from a busy performing schedule, Jennifer teaches a large class of cello students.
To book the Frontera String Quartet, contact Josie Quick at 303-377-1739 or e-mail [email protected]
“As a bride who had no idea where to start in selecting music for my wedding, Josie from the Frontera String Quartet provided excellent guidance in helping me select music to create the mood I was looking for at my wedding. Her vast knowledge of music and the suggestions she made helped me to create the perfect atmosphere at my wedding and the quality of the performance was amazing. I received many compliments from guests on how much they enjoyed the music that was played. In addition, Josie and the Fontera String Quartet was a pleasure to work with as they were very professional in responding to questions, working through details, etc.
I would highly recommmend Fontera Sting Quartet, as the music at your wedding will be remembered for a lifetime.”
-Sincerely, Kelly McKenna Meier
“I just wanted to thank you and your quartet for the fabulous performance you gave at my wedding-I couldn’t have hoped for better!”
“I’m not worried about a thing because I know I hired the best!”
“I just wanted to thank the Frontera String Quartet for your excellent music for our wedding. We recognize good music when we hear it, and you were superb.”
Music Samples – Frontera String Quartet
A demo CD of the following selections is available.
Processionals– when the bride and bridesmaids walk down the aisle. You can
choose seperate music for bridesmaids or have all the girls walk down to the
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring:
Interludes– music that can be played during the ceremony for things like
lighting of the unity candle, communion.
One Hand, One Heart:
Recessionals- For that joyous moment when the ceremony is over and you’ve just kissed!
Brandenburg No. 3:
Eine Kleine Nachtmusic-Allegro:
Repertoire List for the Frontera String Quartet
The Frontera String Quartet is always adding music to their repertoire. This is a partial list of their music.
W.A. Mozart String Quartets
No. 12, mvts 1, 3
No. 13, mvts 1,3
No.15, mvt. 3
No. 16, mvt. 1,3
No. 17, mvt. 4
No. 21, mvts. 1,2,3
No. 22, mvt. 2
No. 23 “Eine Kleine Nachtmusick” mvts 1-4
No. 24, mvt. 2
Traditional Wedding Music
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Air from Suite No. 3 (Bach)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Meditation from “Thais”
Ave maria (Schubert)
One Hand, One Heart
Sabbath Prayer (from Fiddler on the Roof )
Sunrise, Sunset (from Fiddler on the Roof )
Ode To Joy
The Lord’s Prayer
Sheep May Safely Graze
God Save Francis, the Emporer (Hadyn)
Minuet from Beethoven’s Spetet
Scenes from Childhood (Schumann)
Song of India
Claire de Lune
Muzetta’s Waltz Song
Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet
Theme from Piano Concerto No. 21 (Mozart)
Handel Water Music Suite: Air, Bouree, Hornpipe, and Finale
Two Waltzes (Dvorak)
J.S. Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos.1, 2, 3 & 6
Little Fugue in g minor
Antonio Vivaldi “Spring” from the Four Seasons
Assorted short pieces by Handel, Corelli, Purcell, and Bach
Pathetique Sonata (Beethoven)
Tales from the Vienna Woods
The Artist’s Life
You and You
Grande Valse Brillante
Waltz in c# minor (Chopin)
Waltz from Faust
Waltz from Serenade for Strings
Maple Leaf Rag
Pine Apple rag
Junk Man Rag
Music Box rag
Dan Fogelberg – Longer
Somewhere Out There
Out Of Africa
Somewhere In Time
All I Want Is You
World Without Love
Good Day Sunshine
Wind Beneath My Wings
In A Sentimental Mood
Lullaby Of Birdland