The Devonshire Players Perform at the Ossie Davis Theater

The all-women string ensemble, The Devonshire Players, enchanted the audience at the Ossie Davis Theater in the New Rochelle Public Library Saturday with a set of diverse musical selections. The quartet is comprised of two violinists, Melissa Macy and Sasha Korczynski, violist Lakshmi Thorne and cellist Jessica Elkhatib.

-Laura Spear -

“The Devonshire Players were a great addition to our wedding ceremony. The music was exactly what it sounded like on their website…which was perfect! They were quick to respond to emails and the whole booking process was painless and as easy as 1,2,3. I would recommend these women to any bride!”
-Jennifer and Roger

“The Devonshire Players could not have been better. So many of my guests told me how much they enjoyed the music. It was very kind of them to include a few Irish and Italian numbers that I requested.”
-Marlene Biasiatto

“Our experience with The Devonshire Players was excellent! We used a violin duet for our wedding ceremony which took place outdoors. The violinists played beautifully and added that bit of elegant drama that we were looking for. I remember standing with my bridesmaids in the dressing room listening to the violins playing outside-it started the day off perfectly! Lakshmi coordinated everything for us, and her flexibility made planning very smooth. I would highly recommend The Devonshire Players-in fact, I already have!”
-Meagan O'Brien and Michael Pezzullo

“We were so blessed by your talents and it really set the stage for our wedding ceremony. We are so grateful for all you’ve done. Our guests are still talking about how well everything was executed on time. Thank you!”

-Matthew and Vivian Lee

“Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding special. It meant so much to me to have string at my wedding and I was so happy you were able to be there. Your music was so beautiful and it contributed so much to the ceremony. Thank you for all the last minute work and details.”
-Colleen and Vinny

“I was very pleased that from our first conversation I knew that I did not have to worry about them playing beautiful music. They are very experienced and the owner was able to guide me through selecting the right song for each part of the ceremony. All my guests kept telling me how cool they thought the idea of a string quartet was and the fact that they are all women really rocks!”

“The Devonshire Players were fabulous! I used them for a rehearsal dinner at Keeler Tavern in Ridgefield CT. It was a brilliant performance and exactly what I had in mind. I didn't have to worry or think about the music at all during the evening. I highly recommend their services, they were just great.”

-Pat Snow

“We were so pleased with the beautiful wedding music provided by The Devonshire Players. We were even more pleased that we didn't have to think about it all day - they handled all the musical aspects of the ceremony with little direction. They will be our first recommendation to friends looking for a ceremony or cocktail hour quartet.”
-Kristen Hayes

“We were extremely happy that we chose the Devonshire players to perform at our wedding. They were extremely professional, a pleasure to deal with, helpful in creating the song list, and most importantly wonderful musicians. We even requested for them to play a special song which they didn't even have sheet music for and they were able to accommodate our request and performed it beautifully. We couldn't have been more happy with our decision to use the Devonshire players.”
-Philip and Laura Konieczny

“We are so grateful for the beautiful music provided by The Devonshire Players during our wedding. Lakshmi Thorne worked closely with us to pick the best music to accompany the different parts of the ceremony. We really appreciate her guidance. It all turned out perfectly! Many guests have told us how much they enjoyed the music. We can’t wait to see our wedding video so that we can appreciate the music all over again. Thank you so much!”
-Luis & Amber Rabines

“My husband and I want to thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for the AMAZING performance at our wedding ceremony in July. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful the music was and we really could not have been happier. Your talent and professionalism exceeded any and all expectations (we knew it would be great, but you were UNBELIEVABLE!). Thank you, again...we will not hesitate to recommend you to our family and friends for future events!”
-Steve and Beth Naber

“Devonshire Players brought an elegant touch to our event. The music choices were wonderful and were beautifully performed. Thank you for an enjoyable evening!”
-Beth Fylstra,
Director of Development for Mid-Atlantic Ministries and Classis Atlantic Northeast of the Christian Reformed Church
“Lakshmi Thorne of the Devonshire Players provided the only music that could have matched the beauty of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands at my wedding. She not only performed exquisitely well, but gave the groomsmen and bridesmaids cues while playing so that everyone’s walk down the aisle was seamless. Lakshmi’s professionalism and outstanding talent made the romance of my beachside ceremony come to life, and I would wholeheartedly recommend any member of the Devonshire Players to my family and friends for any occasion that warranted class, sophistication and grace.”
-Kristen Harris

“Thank you to you and the rest of the members of The Devonshire Players for playing such a beautiful music during our wedding. The strings sounded amazing and the songs were perfect for each portion of the ceremony. Even though we had to move everything under the tent, we thought it created such a beautiful mood and a sense of drama because of the combination of the rain and string music. It was something we haven't experienced at any other wedding and made ours so unique. And of course, Bittersweet Symphony was a huge hit. We've had many compliments on that song. Once again, thank yo for making our special day even more memorable.”
-Tori and Will McBrien

“Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talents with us and making our wedding ceremony so beautiful. The music was magnificent and was enjoyed by everyone. You added such an elegant touch to our special day. We couldn’t have been happier.”

-Christine and Michael Dowd

“Devonshire Players were absolutely wonderful. You ladies were professional, friendly, and expert musicians. I am DEFINITELY using your services in the future!”
-Andrea Bennett,
Director of Bennetts Arts Academy
“Everything was perfect, thank you so much!!! Many of our guests were very impressed, and you will always be our first recommendation. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job.”
-Anthony Visgotis

“I was very impressed with the individual attention we received when planning our ceremony music. I loved that we had a cd of their performance and we could select the music based on an authentic source rather than a recording from another musician. I
was very impressed at how smoothly the day of went. They played beautifully. There weren't any extra details that needed figuring out the day of.”
-Amy Sullivan

“When I first went to their website and was able to hear the samplings of music it was exactly what I had pictured for my wedding ceremony music! Many of our guests complimented on the music. Everything was perfect and I loved having The Devonshire Players.”
-Rachael Lawson

“When I first went to their website and was able to hear the samplings of music it was exactly what I had pictured for my wedding ceremony music! Many of our guests complimented on the music. Everything was perfect and I loved having The Devonshire Players.”

“The music at my wedding ceremony was lovely. I am very happy I choose to work with The Devonshire Players.”
-Kathie Sirkin