Receptions, banquets, and private parties

The Kairos String Quartet creates the perfect musical setting for your event, whether you prefer exclusively classical or contemporary music, upbeat or peaceful, or a blend.

We have played for corporate banquets and formal affairs (our clients include Advocate Health Care and Adler School of Professional Psychology), bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries, birthdays, house parties, grand openings, retirement parties, award dinners, open houses, and church and temple events.  We can provide music as guests arrive, for cocktail hours, for dinner, and beyond.


Our set-up time is usually minimal. The quartet will arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the event to set up. 

We need a space approximately 9 feet by 9 feet in size, away from any foot traffic, and require 4 armless chairs.  We can provide our own music stands.

For events in larger rooms and with over 200 in attendance, we recommend amplification.  Please see our sound reinforcement page.

We will require a 10-minute break for each hour of playing.  It is perfect if these breaks can be timed to coincide with moments in your program such as announcements. 

For events lasting more than two hours which are over a customary meal time, a small meal provided for the quartet is appreciated.

If your event is planned to be outdoors, please let us know before the contract is drawn up.  Important information for outdoor events


For the first 90 minutes (minimum fee):  $810

Per additional hour: $360

(For example: if we are hired to play for 2 hours, the fee would be $990; $810 for the first hour and a half, plus $180 for the additional half hour)

If you are using our services for a wedding ceremony, we offer a special discounted rate if you also hire us for your reception. See Weddings for details.

For more information:    630-933-8207       © 2010-14 Kairos String Quartet. All rights reserved.