Commercial Reviews | Artistic Reviews
We wanted to share with our website viewers the words of appreciation which come to us from our audiences and clients. The messages below bear witness to the care and expertise with which we help plan and perform the music for weddings and other special occasions, as well as our artistic expression and mastery on the concert stage.
Commercial Work & Weddings
“We had to write to express how impressed we were with Ancora. They were so, so wonderful. We are picky about music and intonation but we couldn’t have been more pleased. Ancora was so accommodating with our special requests and performed them beautifully. Several people commented on how wonderful they sounded. Also, your manager was great to work with – responsive, organized, and so nice! We thank you so, so much!”
Josh and Megan
“Your performance captured exactly what we wanted for our ceremony and was a perfect addition to our day. We had so many compliments on Ancora and I loved completely trusting that that piece of the day was taken care of.”
“Everyone just oohed and aahed over the music. You set a beautiful tone before, during and after the ceremony.”
“My husband and I both remarked how pleasant you are to work with…we thank you and appreciate you helping us make this weekend a beautiful Kodak moment for the hearts of all who will be gathering.”
Julie and John Clark
“I just wanted to let you know that you guys did a beautiful job at our wedding last weekend. Please tell the rest of your quartet that I am very pleased and I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a quartet! weekend. Please tell the rest of your quartet that I am very pleased and I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for a quartet!”
“From the moment we heard your demo tape/CD we knew you were the perfect addition to make our wedding ceremony special.”
Heather & Steve
“You all did such a wonderful job and you really helped to make our day all the more special! Everyone commented on how much they really loved your music!”
Chris and Kim Buchla
You were almost too good to be true. We were so impressed with the expression of emotion in your music. It was beautiful and your work evoked so much emotion from us and our guests – even before the ceremony began. Thank you so very much for going beyond our expectations & fulfilling our hopes & dreams!
Ann & Alex Mickelson
Specific details of the wedding day will fade in time, but hearing certain pieces played at the wedding will rekindle feelings of their special day for many years to come. It was a privilege and a pleasure to work with such an organized and professional group.
Cheryl A. Bartlett
“The music was wonderful! We received so many complimentary comments on your performance.
Thank you for making their day so special.”
The Von Haden Family – Jan Von Haden
“Thank you so much for the beautiful music for my daughter’s wedding. It was such a wonderful touch to the ceremony and I received so many comments on it during the reception.”
“Jeff and I wanted to thank you for making our ceremony complete. Your music was just beautiful and it was a great complement to the overall setting. Thanks for being so easy to work with.”
Jeff and Kristin Heelan
“A huge thank-you for such amazing pre-wedding correspondence!
The music was extraordinary! Thank you for making our special day so unforgettable.”
Denien and David Sramek
“Your performance was wonderful on Saturday. You sounded amazing. You were outstanding, and while we watched the video of the service, the music came through so beautiful it made me cry all over again. You definitely touched our hearts. Again, many, many thanks. You added so much to a day that we will never forget.”
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. You made my daughter’s wedding (Karissa Boyer/Brad Graham) unique-ly awesome!!!
You were perfect!
Concerts & Recitals
Triumphant return – ASQ returns from tour of Germany with mezzo-soprano Melinda Paulsen – Isthmus – Sept 10, 2018
You must hear this – how Debussy provided a soft way to end a season – The Well-Tempered Ear – May 24, 2018
Energetic Leadership – Ancora String Quartet brings aboard a new first violin – Isthmus – Sept 18, 2016
Ancora Quartet: If The Name Doesn’t Mean “Encore,” It Should – What Greg Says – May 23, 2016
Violinist Wes Luke proves a solid anchor for Ancora String Quartet in a program of works by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Beach – Isthmus – Sept 26, 2014
Ancora Quartet and guest artist Myung-Hee Chung present three fascinating works for piano and strings – Isthmus – May 10, 2014
Catching Up with the Ancora String Quartet – Classically Speaking – May 5, 2013
Ancora String Quartet brings powerful Shostakovich to First Unitarian Society’s new performance space – Isthmus – May 5, 2013
Better Than Ever, Ancora Quartet Plays Rarities by Mendelssohn, Dvorák – Isthmus – June 13, 2010
Interview with the Ancora String Quartet – The Well-Tempered Ear – June 11, 2010
Musical Sophistication in a Comfortable Space – The Capital Times – Sept 27, 2009
Best Bets for September 23-27 – The Well-Tempered Ear – Sept 23, 2009
Ancora String Quartet Plays Final Recital of Season with Smetana, Griffes, and Hindemith – Isthmus- The Daily Page – June 1, 2009
Arts 2006 – Isthmus Critics Rate the Year in Local Culture – Isthmus – Dec 26, 2008
Ancora Lets the Critics Choose – 77 Square – Sept 12, 2008
Local Chamber Groups Thrive as the Classical Music World Downsizes – Isthmus – June 20, 2008
Clash of the Titans – Isthmus – June 6, 2008
Ancora String Quartet Comes Into Its Own – Isthmus – Feb 2, 2008
Isthmus Critics Rate the Year in Local Culture – Isthmus – Dec 28, 2007
Ancora String Quartet, First Unitarian, Join Hands – Wisconsin State Journal – Sept 21, 2006