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About Alex Donner Entertainment,NY
Alex Donner Entertainment
So you’re planning a wedding…congratulations! Virtually every survey of wedding planners and couples rates the music as the most important ingredient in making the reception a success. We are best known for an elegant and fun entertainment experience with a repertoire that includes a wide variety of styles from Standards to Today.
HIGH ENERGY – Continuous music with an “everybody on the dance floor” style
QUALITY – We have been chosen by a discerning clientele, such as Yo-Yo Ma and his daughter, Tory Burch, Mick Jagger, and George Soros.
EXPERIENCE – We have worked with many of the top entertainers in the world, including Jimmy Buffett, Aretha Franklin, Sister Sledge, Usher, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, and several recent Voice television show award winners.
LEADERSHIP – Twenty-five years in the business, and called “the best entertainment provider in the east…if not the country,” by the New York Times
KNOWLEDGE – We will read your crowd and make it a great party while sensitive to the unique sound requirements of your wedding.
INPUT – We give you as many in-person meetings as you need, in addition to Facetime/Hangout/phone chats and on-site visits. We provide extensive song lists.
FLEXIBILITY – We are flexible on the size of band and repertoire.
From New York’s Costume Institute Ball to Versailles, to Mar-a-Lago, to San Francisco’s Black & White Ball and parties for three U.S. Presidents and many Forbes list executives, Alex Donner Entertainment is the music source for those who demand the best. From one Orchestra, ADE has grown to represent hundreds of top Orchestras, Bands, individual musicians and big-name talent. We have been honored to be called the “best entertainment provider in the east…if, not the country,” by the New York Times. Our two principles have remained the same since our beginning twenty-five years ago -quality and affordability.
Our band has performed with Liza Minnelli, Harry Belafonte, Tony Bennett, Natalie Cole, and Jimmy Buffett, among others. The prestigious venues the band has played in the U.S. include: the Kennedy Center; The Plaza Hotel; the Guggenheim; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum; many of the mansions in Newport, as well as the New York Botanical Garden. In Europe, they have played at the Palace at Versailles; Annabelle’s in London; in Athens & Rome; and for the opening of the Ballyfin manor home and resort near Dublin in 2011.
Alex Donner Entertainment is most widely known for its performances at weddings and charity benefits. According to Elegant Bride, “Playing the wedding reception…is an art in itself […] His orchestras have played at well over 500 weddings, over 50 each year. ‘Love notes’ from brides attest to many satisfied customers.” Notable wedding clients include Tory Burch and Yo-Yo Ma’s daughter Emily.
They have performed at benefits for the American Cancer Society, NYC’s Animal Medical Center, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Ford Foundation, Southampton Hospital, the San Francisco Symphony and the Preservation Society of Newport. In Palm Beach, they have often performed for the Norton Museum of Art, Lighthouse for the Blind and the Heart, Cancer and Preservation Societies benefits, among others.