Musicians for Hire

Are you looking for musicians to play at your event? Many of the Adler Faculty members are part of professional ensembles that are available for hire.

Magnolia Strings Chicago

Magnolia Strings Chicago is a violin duo that specializes in providing music for Chicago area events. We are both classically trained musicians with degrees in music and many years of solo, ensemble, and orchestral playing experience. Magnolia Strings Chicago has provided music for numerous art openings, corporate events, and weddings. Specializing in classical music; we also perform a variety of folk, ragtime, pop, and original music.

When working with Magnolia Strings, there is no middle man. We work directly with you to create a complimentary musical background to your event. $350 and up, depending on length and location of event.

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Arabella Ensemble
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Arabella Ensemble is a Chicago based group of professional musicians who have performed together in the various combinations for the past 15 years. Classically trained, the group consists of cello, piano, violin, flute, and guitar.  Lisa Lithall, cellist of the group, is the founder of Arabella Ensemble.
Although classically trained, Arabella performs a variety of styles, classical, Celtic, pop, and rock. We have played at many weddings (indoors and out doors) garden parties, anniversaries, open houses, funerals and memorial services. At reasonable rates.
Rick Lowe

Rick Lowe

Rick works as a pianist (solo) for weddings, receptions, memorial services, cocktail parties, etc. His “hourly rate” for these activities is $200 dollars for local venues. Professional piano accompanying fee for rehearsals and performances is $100 dollars per hour, plus prep time.
Amethyst Ensemble


Providing elegant and beautiful music for your wedding, cocktail hour, private party, or special event. We offer music as a String Trio, or an Oboe Quartet.

Classical, Latin, Religous, Pop/Rock/Folk, Opera, Christmas music, Holiday jazz, Ragtime, Broadway, Wedding music

Fees:  $500-700/hr.  $700 for Wedding Ceremony.