The Boston Globe (1984)

Karen Bogardus performing for the Archbishop of Boston.

   “The Four Seasons Ensemble did a phenomenal job at my wedding on Long Island. I had many specific song requests, and Karen went out of her way to find the best sheet music arrangements for the songs I wanted! We also hired the violinist to stay through the beginning of our reception so we could do a surprise tango as our first dance. He was AMAZING. With very little advance coordination (just one email!) he worked with our band to play the tango exactly the way we had practiced it, and all of our guests complimented the way the piece was played. The musicians showed up early, were friendly, and sounded amazing. I’m glad I hired them!” – Lindsey Plotnick, March 2011
“The Four Seasons Ensemble was, in a word, outstanding. From accomodating our wedding to play with my Aunt, who is a pianist, to being flexible with a last-minute, weather-related change of location, they were professional and delightful at every turn. Guests commented about how lovely they were all night. I cannot recommend these musicians more. Thank you for adding your beautiful touch to our dream day.” – Amy Carr, Aug. 2010

“The Four Seasons Ensemble is a wonderful group of musicians who perform with Tavern on the Green and the Russian Tea Room often for private events. They are professional, talented and a joy to work with. I am happy to give them the greatest of references for their work” – Suzy Yengo, Director of Entertainment, Tavern on the Green,  Sept. 2000

 “Karen was wonderful to work with, because she responded promptly to all our phone calls and e-mails. She and the group were courteous and professional. And the music was exactly what we wanted. Thank you!” – Eric Goldstein, Aug. 2010

       “All I can say is ‘wow’. What a fabulous job you and your ensemble did yesterday. As I mentioned to you at the end of the event, guests were asking where I found you and when they can hear you again. Thank you for your patience, flexibility and professionalism throughout.” – Lori Rudolph, Wedding Planner, Oct. 2007 

“The Four Seasons Ensemble was exactly what I was looking for in my ceremony musicians. They played all of the contemporary and classical choices I selected beautifully. I dealt with Karen and she was great. She was able to ease my anxiety and was wonderful to deal with. The Four Seasons Ensemble really listens to you and you get exactly what you want. True Professionals!!!”   – Caroline Norris, April 2011

 “My husband shares a birthday with Mozart and we hired the Four Seasons Ensemble to play a mostly Mozart birthday concert in our home. We cannot speak more glowingly of the experience. Karen, the group’s leader, worked with us to create an inventive and inspired program, which included a Happy Birthday encore that was a special touch. The ensemble exhibited the highest level of musicianship and professionalism. Many of our guests are themselves accomplished musicians, and hence a discerning audience. They gave the Four Seasons rave reviews. We strongly recommend the ensemble and look forward to finding another opportunity to work with them again. “ –Pamela Stone, Jan. 2012

“My husband and I would like to thank all the members of ‘The Four Seasons Ensemble’ for being a beautiful and integral part of our daughter’s wedding. Family and guests related to me how much they enjoyed your selections. What a lovely mood you set for such a memorable occasion.” Jeff and Renee Cowenhoven, Sept. 2002

“Thank you so much for making our wedding a memorable one. The music was excellent. It added elegance to our wedding. Our guests were very impressed with your performance. You were one of the easiest vendors we dealt with. You helped me with the musical selection, were on time and played beautiful music.”– Mayra and James Fazio, Oct. 2004

“The Four Seasons were a great addition to our holiday party. Everyone throughly enjoyed their music, they are very talented and professional. I would use them again and recommend them without reservation.” Betty Hopkins, Dec. 2010

“Based on my three decades of work as a musical director/accompanist, I am pleased to say that my experiences with The Fours Seasons Ensemble and Karen Bogardus have proven them to be consistently professional and pleasant always producing a well received high quality performance.” James Horan, Director at Cross of Life Church, Plainfield, NJ,  April 2011 and April 2012

“The Four Seasons Ensamble arrived early for our wedding and started warming up around 40 minutes before they were supposed to start. Several of our guests found even the warm up music so beautiful they were moved to tears. They handled all requests excellently and were wonderful to even just talk to. Highly recommended. I send my thanks for making our special day even more special.” 
Louis Markoya , Jan. 2012

“We just wanted to thank you so very much for providing the wonderful music at our wedding and cocktail hour. It was exquisite!” – Caroline and Steven Katz, June 2009

“We just got back from our honeymoon and wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know how pleased we were with your services. We heard many compliments from our guests and will certainly recommend you to all our friends. Thanks again for a job well done.” – Dan and Betty Chu, April 2003

“They were great! Added so much to my son’s overall wedding experience. I would hire them again in a minute.” – Mark Jacobus, Oct. 2010

“Just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts with the wedding. We loved the trio and thought you put the perfect mood into the air. If I get a chance to give you some recommendations for other weddings/events, I will do so.” – Kyle and Meghan Crystal, June 2005

“Bernadette and I would like to thank you for doing a wonderful job at our wedding.” – Claudio and Bernadette Stabile, July 2003

“Thank you and please thank the ensemble as t hey did a wonderful classical performance at our wedding. It sounded so beautiful and added such a nice touch to our ceremony. It was a pleasure doing business together.” Grace and Russell Liloia, Aug. 2004

“For approximately four to five years I have worked with members of the Four Seasons Ensemble. I have found these musicians to be extremely professional. All of the musicians are first rate performers. They are prompt and well dressed. I give these musicians a five star rating.” – Peter Howard, Nov. 2006 

“The Four Seasons Ensemble recently performed for my husband and me at our wedding at Tavern on the Green. They performed all the pieces beautifully. On my wedding day, the last thing I wanted to do was to have to worry about the ceremony music, or anything else. Luckily, I didn’t have to.” – Amy Steinman Cohen, Oct. 2000

“Absolutly excellent experience,would highly recommened them to anyone!!!!!!”  –Dawn Curtis, Feb. 2011