Golden Gate Music is fortunate to be able to bring the perfect music to many of California’s spots of incredible natural beauty. Point 16, overlooking the Pacific Ocean south of Big Sur, provided the perfect backdrop for an October wedding. Can you imagine a more glorious view!
The links to the Golden Gate String Quartet’s current popular and to our Soundcloud page are up and running! You can access both on the “Our Music” page of the website. We are adding new arrangements all the time, so check back often. You can hear us playing live in all sorts of venues, from the quietest to the rowdiest!
As the new website is being designed, I have compiled a list of exclusive arrangements of popular music for the Golden Gate String Quartet. So far, there are over 300 titles! Check back soon for a link to this new list and another to hear more live recordings. If you’re in a hurry, don’t hesitate to write or call and I will personally send you a copy.
It is always a pleasure when Golden Gate Music collaborates with Cincinnati composer and visionary, Kanniks Kanniksewaran. Our latest performance was the California premiere of “Krishna – The Joy of Living”. Local Indian dance troupes joined a delightful community chorus and children’s chorus in a performance that even included a sing-along that put smiles on the audience.
If you are looking for audio samples and current additions to our songlists, they are coming soon. Sadly, the Golden Gate Music website had been hijacked, and we are working hard to rebuild it. In the meantime, please contact me, and I can personally send these. I’m sorry for the inconvenience.
Su Buchignani – Owner of Golden Gate Music
The Golden Gate String Quartet had the rare opportunity to benefit music education in the public schools, and entertain both an enthusiastic audience and KDRT 95.7 FM listeners, at a live broadcast from the 2016 Davis Music Festival. We even took requests! A highlight of the performance was a premiere of our exclusive arrangement of Radiohead’s new runaway hit, Burn The Witch. We concluded with The Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, encouraging everyone to join in.
Music education is crucial for young people in developing both creative and analytical skills. Sadly, public funding has been steadily on the decline in California. The Davis Music Festival was created to raise money for this great cause. We at Golden Gate Music were thrilled to do our part.
So many couples are opting for rustic “barn weddings” these days. The demand is so great that venues are springing up all over the usual locations. Often these are modern re-creations, and somehow the feel is less than authentic. Instead of sticking with known regions like the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country and the Carmel Valley, consider looking outside the box.
This weekend, the quartet performed for a delightful rustic wedding at The Inn at Park Winters. Set in the lush farmland of Yolo County, the site features a stunningly restored great house, glorious gardens, and more. The distance from the San Francisco Bay Area isn’t far either. In fact, the quartet’s commute was faster than for many performances in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and certainly far shorter than Carmel.
Come hear the Golden Gate String Quartet perform and support music and performing arts education in the Davis schools. This 3-day event features music on 10 stages, with music by 45 bands. We’ll even be taking requests!
- Date: Sunday, June 19th
- Time: 1:00pm
- Location: Woodstock’s Pizza, 219 G Street, Davis
For complete festival information, click here for the official Davis Music Fest website.
Oh April 30th, Golden Gate Music was honored to present an orchestra to perform with hundreds of Indian and Western singers, dancers, and soloists, in the West Coast premiere of “Shanti, a Journey of Peace”. This 90-minute spectacular is the vision of Cincinnati composer and scholar, Dr. Kanniks Kanniksewaran. This journey through man’s existence through time and space, presents the fundamental message of universal peace, and its importance to all of mankind. Bravo to all who made this performance a rousing success.
The Golden Gate String Quartet certainly enjoys many adventures together! We had our own costume, makeup, and wig mistress for a recent performance at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Notice the cool shoes. I think you can figure out who are clients were.