- MY STORY
My name is Nancy Blue and I’m the owner of Strings & Things Entertainment.
I started playing the violin in the 4th grade even though nobody else in my school did! I heard a violin on TV and knew that was for me! I picked it up and never put it down again. I’ve been a professional musician ALL of my adult life!
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and I received a Master of Music degree in performance from Southern Illinois University.
Playing in orchestras has been a wonderful experience however I LOVE playing for brides and clients who enjoy light classical and popular music. We even offer strolling musicians!
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing in the back up orchestras for many legendary celebrities. They will be remembered for their contributions to high quality entertainment. These performers include Doc Severenson, Chet Atkins, Danny Davis and the Nashville Brass, Danny Thomas, Boots Randolph, Eddie Arnold, Floyd Cramer, Peter Duchin, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Henry Mancini, Andy Williams, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Perry Como, Steve and Eydie, Marvin Hamlisch, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole and the Moody Blues.
Many occasions such as weddings, conventions, private parties and banquets have given me a chance to feature my various ensembles. Sometimes we provide a quartet (traditional string quartet, or it may include a flute), a trio (strings, or strings and flute), duo (several possibilities) or I will do a violin solo for more intimate events.
I have been a member of the Memphis Symphony, toured with the Mantovani Orchestra and played for special occasions at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Many of the venues in the Orlando area have been sites where my players (all professional, highly trained musicians of course) and I have performed. Those include Leu Gardens, Casa Feliz, Mead Gardens, English Gardens, Lake Eola, Maitland Art Center, Portofino Bay Hotel, Ritz Carlton, J.W. Marriott, Marriott World Center, the Rosen Hotels, the Peabody, the Gaylord Palms, the Omni Champion’s Gate, Lake Mary Events Center, Orlando Museum of Art, Tuskawilla Country Club, Isleworth Country Club, Interlachen Country Club, Alaqua Country Club, Heathrow Country Club, the Grand Bohemian, Maison & Jardin, and many churches and private homes. WOW….what great experiences!!
My husband (who is also a professional musician) and I live happily in Orlando with our dogs and cats!
If you would like to know more about Strings & Things, including our availability and fees, please contact me at Fiddler10@msn.com or call me at 407-295-4785. I would love to talk either live or in cyberspace!