Barton Strings

Category: MCs and Musicians

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Austin Austin, TX, 78745


Barton Strings is not just a ceremony music band; it is a testament to the enduring love for music that has echoed through the heart of Austin, Texas for decades. Established in 1995, Barton Strings has carved a niche as Central Texas' most tenured chamber string ensemble. Our story is a harmonious blend of passion, professionalism, and a commitment to making every event unforgettable through the power of music.

The Musicians

At the heart of Barton Strings are its exceptional musicians. Our ensemble comprises principal players from prestigious orchestras such as the Austin Symphony, Austin Opera, and the San Antonio Philharmonic. They are not just talented artists but individuals who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of musical excellence. Their expertise extends across genres, having shared the stage with legendary artists like Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Andrea Bocelli, Sufjan Stevens, and Harry Connick Jr., to name a few.

Tracy Seeger: The Maestro Behind Barton Strings

Barton Strings is owned and managed by Tracy Seeger, a tenured violinist with the Austin Symphony. Tracy's illustrious career includes touring and recording with countless artists. Notably, she embarked on two world tours with the iconic David Byrne. Her vision and leadership have been instrumental in shaping Barton Strings into what it is today—an ensemble known for its unwavering commitment to musical excellence.

A Resonant Legacy

The echoes of Barton Strings' performances can be found not just in live events but also in the annals of the music industry. Our ensemble has graced numerous Disney productions, Capitol Records releases, and commercial recordings, leaving an indelible mark on the global music landscape. Most recently, Barton Strings' small orchestra featured prominently on Austin City Limits alongside Christopher Cross and friends. The star-studded lineup included luminaries like Mike Love of the Beach Boys and Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan.

Services Offered

At Barton Strings, we understand that music has the power to elevate moments to extraordinary heights. That's why we take pride in offering a range of music services designed to complement your special occasions seamlessly. Our commitment to delivering unparalleled service has earned us the trust of our clients, who know that with Barton Strings, their event's musical ambiance is in capable hands.

Our services include:

Ceremony Music

Whether you're saying "I do" in an intimate garden or a grand cathedral, Barton Strings will set the perfect tone for your ceremony. Our musicians will work closely with you to select music that resonates with your vision and ensures your special moment is accompanied by the most beautiful melodies.

Cocktail Hour Music

Create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere during your cocktail hour with the enchanting sounds of Barton Strings. Our repertoire spans various styles and genres, allowing you to craft the perfect mood for mingling and celebrating.

Learn New Songs

Have a specific song in mind that's not in our repertoire? No problem. Barton Strings can learn new songs to ensure your event is uniquely tailored to your preferences.

Reception Music

As the day turns into night, let Barton Strings keep the energy high and the dance floor buzzing with a live performance that will leave your guests raving for years to come.

Rehearsal Dinner Music

Elevate your rehearsal dinner with the exquisite music of Barton Strings. Our musicians will help you create a warm and welcoming atmosphere as you gather with loved ones to prepare for your big day.

Barton Strings is not just a ceremony music band; it's a symphony of experience, passion, and dedication. When you choose Barton Strings for your event, you're choosing the magic of music, the expertise of seasoned musicians, and a commitment to making your special moment extraordinary. Contact us today to discuss how we can make your event an unforgettable musical experience.

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