What is Starlight? You might say that Starlight Orchestras, Inc. is the highest possibility of what live music can be, when geared for a private event. It is not a concert or a show, yet the presentation is the same caliber as headline entertainment. We are music designers, that infuse every aspect of an event with “mood modulating” music. Starlight is a live music production company for clients who feel that music is the most important thing! Our talent is not just in the bands, but in the team that creates the blueprint for what our ensembles will do! We have chosen to offer a most premium product to our clients where each and every element is of the highest quality. Our musicians and singers perform on Broadway, and currently perform with such artists as Taylor Swift, The Allman Brothers, Rihanna, Prince, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, and Barbara Streisand, just to name a few. We entertain clients like Jimmy Buffet, Clive Davis, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, and we are chosen to perform at Superbowl, Mardi Gras, Kentucky Derby, Presidential Inaugural Balls, and other weddings, corporate and charity events. The main difference between Starlight and band companies is in the creative process. Most bands are just bands — our bands are the icing on an artfully baked cake! Many hours are spent developing the concept, the wardrobe, the repertoire, the musical arrangements, the computer technology, designing the audio equipment, and poring over the timelines. Starlight is not just a band that plays good music; rather we create an experience that is unique, powerful and inspiring.
Part of our expertise is in finding, vetting and training performers who are at the top of the game, and fit our very special criteria. These folks work at the highest levels of the music and entertainment industry, and are the same people who are called upon to do Broadway shows and tour in major headline acts. Because of that, we need a large pool and have a steady rotation of the world’s top performers. It is our job to make sure we are fully staffed at all times, with principals and alternates. Another important part of our job is to teach these accomplished individuals to shape and gear their performance style to fit this specific niche of music for private events. This medium is unlike any other area of show businesses, and the requirements and skill sets are completely unique. Our job is to create a platform for celebration, and our performers are chosen not only for their talent and musical ability, but for their warmth, accessibility, flexibility, and loving nature. Plus they can dance! Doing music for private events (at the highest level) is one of the most challenging jobs in field of entertainment; the vast range of genres that we need to be proficient in, the fact that we never know exactly what we will be performing, the need for spontaneity and flexibility, the sheer length of performance time, and the fact that we are totally there to provide an experience for others.
STRINGS & CEREMONY
The entire world of music is our palette when choosing selections for wedding ceremonies. We created an entire division of Starlight for this process — of finding and pairing the perfect music for each moment. Using different musical selections we weave a tapestry of different moods throughout the evening. The Starlight Strings and Custom Ensembles specializing in all genres of music: film scores, classical and opera, Broadway, pop, indie, rock and jazz. We can create a sophisticated, traditional, edgy or modern vibe. Instruments can be harp, piano, layers of violins and violas, upright bass, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, percussion, bells, trumpet, guitars. There is no limit to what can be created.