Phyllis Nefsky and LaVerne Christie
The Primrose Duo

The beautiful combination of flute and guitar can provide an elegant musical choice for your party, reception, wedding or other special occasion. LaVerne Christie and Phyllis Nefsky formed the Primrose Duo to set just the right mood, help your guests relax and reflect your feelings and personality through their very expressive sounds. Both musicians have many years of professional experience playing in a variety of settings and are versatile, not limiting their repertoire to strictly classical music.

Phyllis Nefsky specializes in the art of flute and guitar performances. With a classical background, she has founded several duos performing in diverse venues including festivals, weddings and special events throughout New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, she has played in Broadway show ensembles and orchestral settings. Phyllis worked as a music therapist for many years and understands the powerful effect of music. She presently works as a sales manager for the world-famous Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley National Park, while maintaining an active musical career in the Death Valley area.

LaVerne Christie studied classical guitar with Jeffrey Van, has played in master classes with world-recognized guitarists including Grammy winner Sharon Isbin, given recitals and played solo guitar for countless occasions, including weddings at Caesar's Palace. She also leads her own jazz trio which performs routinely in Las Vegas. The trio's cd East of the Sun, West of the Moon, released in 2007, received widespread critical acclaim and heavy airplay in the U.S. and Canada.

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The Primrose Duo and Weddings

The Primrose Duo provides wedding ceremony and cocktail hour music at a reasonable cost. Their music is the ideal gift to give to the bride and groom. The duo has an extensive repertoire from which you can select the perfect music. Requests with advance notice are happily added.

Here's a suggested playlist from the Primrose Duo's repertoire requested most often. Click on icons to hear Audio samples:

Prelude Seating Music often played as Guests Arrive

  Air On the G String - Bach
  Gymnopedie - Satie
  Arioso - Bach
  Pavane - Faure
  Mozart Larghetto

Speak Softly Love
  Annie's Song
  Through the Eyes of Love
The Prayer - Celine Dion

Processional Music played for the Bridal Party & the Bride

  Canon in D - Pachelbel
  Prince of Denmark's March - Clarke
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

  Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)

Mid-Ceremony Music for lighting a unity candle or signing the register

  In My Life - The Beatles
Ave Maria
  Let It Be Me - The Everly Brothers

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
She's Got a Way - Billy Joel

Recessional Music played as the Wedding Party exits followed by Guests

  Alla Danza - Handel
  Rondeau - Mouret
Wedding March
Bourree in Em - Bach
Siciliano - Bach

Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Spring - Vivaldi
  Sleepers Awake - Bach
  Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Bourree in Em (Jethro Tull version)

Cocktail Hour (Oldies, Movie Themes, Top 40 Love Songs & Standards)

Unforgettable - Nat/Natalie Cole
  Our Love Is Here To Stay
My Romance - standard
Till There Was You - The Beatles
At Last - Etta James

All the Things You Are - standard
Ribbon in the Sky - Stevie Wonder
Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller
  My Funny Valentine
Softly As In a Morning Sunrise - standard

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