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Elegant Classics for Your Southern California Wedding or Special Occasion

Serving San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties
with special proximity to the Temecula Wine Country

Acoustic or Electric! 
Dorothy's  acoustic/electric violin and high quality portable amp are perfect for outdoor ceremonies and larger receptions where additional volume and reverb is desired!

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I just wanted to say thank you for everything at our wedding this last weekend. Your music was an absolutely beautiful surprise for my new husband!! He love love loved it!! Everyone loved it, you had absolutely raving reviews!! You made my ceremony very special and I just wanted you to know how thankful I am for you being a part of it! It couldn't have been more perfect, thank you thank you thank you!!! December 2014 Wedding, Bride

Dorothy, you made the ceremony beautiful with your amazing talent and music can use me as a reference anytime!  October 2014 Wedding, Groom

Thank you so much again for the beautiful music you created for my son's wedding yesterday. All our guests at the reception told us how lovely and enjoyable it was. It was everything we wanted and exceeded our expectations.  Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for sharing in our son's special day.  
July 2013 Wedding, Mother of the Groom

Solo Violin Repertory and Sound Samples  
Browse over 50 sound samples suitable for wedding ceremony use

Solo Violin Theme Event Sound Samples

Solo Violin Celtic Weddings

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Let  classical  violinist Dorothy Barth add the elegant, expressive warmth  of a solo violin to  your Southern California wedding, reception, anniversary or birthday celebration, or other special event. 

Her diverse repertory includes classical, baroque, renaissance, and medieval selections as well as jazz,  Celtic,  musical theater, and nostalgic American and international ballads. Her violin music can also provide a romantic atmosphere in fine restaurants and lend a touch of class to your holiday event.

In the spring of 2012 Dorothy returned to Southern California from the San Francisco Bay area (where for a decade she played for many events in the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country). Now residing in Fallbrook, a popular wedding destination, Dorothy Barth brings  beautiful violin music to weddings in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, or Los Angeles County. She is conveniently located near the Temecula Wine Country, home to many beautiful wedding venues. 


Dorothy Barth received her music degree from Stanford University. Her early teachers include Karel Blaas, Alice Schoenfeld, Kenneth Fiske, and Kenneth Goldsmith. She completed nearly 3 years of  advanced  study with Dr. David Margetts in Fresno, CA. While living in Northern California, she performed  with the Solano Community Symphony, the Baroque Sinfonia of Sonoma County, the Vallejo Symphony, the Vallejo Choral Society, and the American Recorder Orchestra of the West.  She frequently performs with her husband Bert for special events as the recorder and violin duo Kammeraderie.

Dorothy's article on wedding ceremony music (Music for a Perfect Moment) appeared in Portland Bride and Groom and Weddings in Houston. Other music essays, interviews, and stories have been published in these magazines and journals:

California Music Teacher
The Canadian Music Teacher
Classical Music (UK)
Music for the Love of It
Music Teacher Magazine (Australia)
Faerie Magazine
Fiddler Magazine
Early Music America

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I just wanted to send you an email to thank you for the beautiful job you did at our wedding November 1st
I have always loved the sound of a solo violin and always imagined it being played at my wedding. You made that image become a reality, and you did it so well.  My grandmother also wanted me to tell you what a wonderful job you did as well.  I saw her sitting and listening to you during the champagne hour on the terrace, I know you made her night! (2008 wedding)

 Thank you for making our wedding day such a memorable and enjoyable experience. You play beautifully and added to the ambiance of the event.

Dorothy Barth's previous solo wedding venues include: 

Southern California 
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Alcazar Gardens 
Avensole Winery
Bahia Resort Hotel
Callaway Vineyard and Winery
Cardiology Specialists Medical Group
Citrus Grove Estate (Palm Desert)
Claremont Lincoln University
Daley Ranch
Danza Del Sol Winery
Boathouse Restaurant (Harbor Island)
Mitten Building (Redlands)
Falkner Winery 
Fontainbleau Events
Kimberly Crest (Redlands)
Lake Oak Meadows
Heisler Park (Laguna Beach)
Martin Johnson House
Miles Square Golf Course Banquet Ctr
Monsignor Charles Dollen Hall
O'Donnell House (Palm Springs)
Orange County Mining Company
Rancho Guajome
Riverside Christian Assembly
Seagrove Park (Del Mar)
San Diego Central Library
Shelton Park (Claremont)
Tea Lane
Vitagliano Vineyard at 
   Lake Oak Meadows
Wedgewood Fallbrook
Wedgewood San Clemente

See also Dorothy's previous duo performances

Northern California 
Blue Violet Mansion
Bodega Harbor Yacht Club
25 Brix Restaurant and Gardens
Cline Cellars
Compass Rose Garden
DeLoach Vineyards
Domaine Carneros
Domaine Chandon 
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
French Laundry Restaurant 
Furlong Gulch
Griffith Woods
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
Kenwood Inn and Spa
Kenwood Villa
Mare Island Officer's Mansion
Mandarin Oriental
Marin Art and Garden Center
Mountain Terrace
Paradise Valley Country Club
Paradise Ridge Winery
Pelican Inn

Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay
Westerbeke Ranch 
Sonoma Coast Villa
Sonoma Depot Hotel Restaurant
Vintners Inn
Yolo Land and Cattle Company
Various beautiful churches. 


Solo Violin Theme Weddings and Events  

Theme wedding and events are a meaningful way to honor your heritage or special interest. Dorothy is classically trained violinist with a lively interest in international folk repertory. Below are some representative sound samples for theme weddings.

Renaissance and Medieval

Includes a large collection of Shakespearean, Renaissance, and Medieval music. Dorothy is also an accomplished recorder player. Beautiful Renaissance dress is available for period events. This theme is also available as a violin and recorder duo.

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English Country Dances

If you enjoy dancing at Renaissance fairs and would like to incorporate a dance element in your celebration, this is a great choice. Costuming is available. This theme is also available as a violin and recorder duo.

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Celtic Traditional

A  large repertory of Irish, Scottish and Welsh music includes the Gow Collection of Scottish Dance Music and O'Neill's Music of Ireland. 

Repertory includes reels, jigs, hornpipes, and airs. Costuming is available. This theme is also available as a violin and recorder duo.

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Visit the Celtic Solo Violin Page for more Celtic sound samples. 

Western Theme 

Western theme events can include fiddle music, American waltzes,  and Appalachian music. This theme is also available as a violin and recorder duo.

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Jewish Traditional

Our collection of Jewish music includes numerous traditional processionals, recessionals, dances, and klezmer tunes. This theme is also available as a violin and recorder duo or as solo recorder.

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Italian Traditional

Festive music for an Italian wedding or reception. Highly recommended for Wine Country events!  Ceremony choices include a Italian Baroque music and arias arranged for violin. Receptions include traditional, romantic Italian  ballads. Solo violin only.

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See our Italian song list


American Romantic Ballads

Classic, tuneful, traditional American  ballads. Great for Valentine's Day events, anniversaries, or special birthday celebrations. Add a touch of nostalgia to make your event memorable!

Gypsy Violin and World Music

Soulful Eastern European gypsy music is  effective mixed with other international ballads. Dorothy will be glad to consult with you about what international repertory is available.

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  Solo Violin Rates

Please contact Dorothy Barth for a quote. Her customized quote takes into account the length of performance time and distance traveled to your event.  Dorothy's  rates include travel up to 70 miles one-way from her home base in Fallbrook, near the Temecula Wine Country.  For events beyond 70 miles one-way, an additional travel charge may apply. If your wedding is in Fallbrook, Temecula, Vista, or Oceanside,  you may be eligible to receive a local discount.

Once we have emailed a contract to you, we will reserve your wedding date as "Pending" for up to 10 days to allow ample time for you to return your contract and deposit. Since we often receive multiple inquiries for a given date and in fairness to others who may wish to book us, we cannot reserve a date beyond 10 days if we have not yet received your contract and deposit.

Areas Served 

Dorothy Barth will perform for weddings and special events in the following locations:

Temecula Wine Country
San Diego and surrounding communities
Riverside County, including the Palm Springs resort cities
Orange County 
Los Angeles County 
Further locations outside Southern California - Please inquire


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