Aurora Music Productions, Jared Shapiro, cellist Live music for concerts, weddings, and special events.

Studio musicians for recordings and films.


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Professional musical bookings for concerts, ceremony music for weddings and special events in Southern Vermont and New England. Studio musicians provided for recording sessions and film productions.

Aurora Music Productions was founded by Jared Shapiro, who as a cellist, has been providing beautiful music for weddings and other elegant events at prestigious venues throughout New England for the past 35 years. Known as a versatile and sensitive performer, recording artist, and educator, he enjoys the opportunity to deliver the highest calibre performances to his clients and audiences.

Thank you for the beautiful music for our ceremony. It went perfectly. We really enjoyed working with you. Thanks,

--Krysta Frye and Adrian Kostrubiak, Barrow’s House, Dorset VT , September 9, 2017

Jared, thank you so much for playing the music for our ceremony and cocktail hour at the West Mountain Inn last Saturday. The music was beautiful and created a perfect setting for our outdoor ceremony. The sounds along with birds chirping made the ceremony feel like a fairy tale. Your talent showed through and we are so happy that we chose you to play at our wedding. And, we really appreciated your organization and reaching out prior to our big day so that we could all be on the same page. Thank you so much for everything!

--Ashley Rahil and Ronald Salvatore, West Mountain Inn, Arlington, VT June 10, 2017

Aurora Music and Jared Shapiro provided the ceremony and cocktail hour music at my daughter’s wedding at the West Mountain Inn in October 2016. Their beautiful music was definitely one of the highlights of the entire event. Jared was extremely easy to work with, very knowledgeable and professional, and also very responsive to accommodating several contemporary song requests that they needed to learn to play. Everyone was very impressed. They are highly recommended and you will not go wrong if you book this group for your event!

--Annette Stanek , West Mountain Inn, Arlington, VT , October 10, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful music provided by your string quartet. It made the ceremony just perfect...every note augmented the beauty of the Vermont setting. We had several very accomplished musicians as wedding guests and to a person they were impressed by the quality of the musicians. And the music during the cocktail hour was joyous and celebratory. It was a pleasure to do business with you; from the selection of pieces, the business aspects, and the performance you were a joy to deal with. Thank you for all that you and the musicians did to make this celebration the perfect romantic Vermont experience.

--Deb Besemer, West Mountain Inn, Arlington, VT September 17, 2016

What can I say?! You guys were INCREDIBLE last night! Thank you SO much for playing at our ceremony and reception. The repertoire was beautiful and exactly what we were looking for - it really made the night magical.

I hope we stay in touch and that we get to hear you play again in the future!

--Alexandra Kravitt, Pawlet, VT, August 20, 2016

Jared Shapiro played two Bach unaccompanied cello suites at my husband’s memorial service, and two years later he, and a violist and violinist played more Bach at my mother’s memorial service. His beautiful playing not only paid a special tribute to my late husband and mother – who would have loved hearing it – but gave all who attended the services an experience that will resonate long after the spoken words are forgotten.

--Anna Dibble, Landgrove, VT, November, 2015

My husband and I would like to thank you for the beautiful job you did with the music for our ceremony! It was just as I thought it would sound and helped make our special moment so much more memorable!

Thank you again!

--Meghan and Nick Kaiser
Chapel of the Snows, Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, VT, October 16, 2015

We thank you for gracing us with your talent...the pieces you chose were perfect accompaniment to our wedding ceremony and the festivities at the Dorset Inn that followed.

--Kent Gregoire, Dorset Inn, Dorset, VT, October 9, 2015

Thank you SO much for the lovely music…an incredibly gifted trio for sure! The music provided the spirit for the ceremony and celebration. Julian and Andrea were “over the moon, and I was moved to tears. I can’t express enough my gratitude for your professionalism. These events require attention to so many details it was wonderful to entrust the music to you and know it would be beautiful. And it was beyond beautiful. Thank you for joining us in this special celebration and making it truly meaningful.

--Alexandra Eckhardt, Park-McCullough House, N. Bennington, VT, September 20, 2015

Jared and his team at Aurora Music Productions were such a delight to work with, even cheerfully going along with our ever-changing minds. Their laid-back professionalism and beautiful arrangements (some customized specifically for our ceremony) added the perfect sheen of elegance on top of our already perfect day. Thanks again!"

--Thom Dunn, Seven Springs House, Dorset, VT, June 20, 2015

I wanted to thank you and the entire quartet for playing at our wedding on October 18, 2014. You set the tone for a beautiful and special occasion. Thank you for all your attention, recommendations, and flexibility during the planning process. I heard many compliments on how intimate your music made the ceremony and how festive it made the cocktail hour. You were a joy to work with and I would recommend Aurora Music to all. Thank you.

--Jocelyn Gray, The Barrow's House, Dorset, Vt, October 26, 2014

I would just like to thank you for making our son's rehearsal dinner a memorable event. Your musical performance was a spectacular addition to a wonderful evening.

Your professional advice and arrangements helped achieve a very enjoyable and successful event!

--John Rindell, Ross House, Manchester, VT, June 27, 2014

Jared Shapiro and Aurora Music Productions were a wonderful part of our wedding day. Jared was very helpful in finding the music we wanted to hear during our ceremony in advance of the big day, and he was great to work with throughout the entire process. The string duo sounded fantastic and we got many compliments from our guests!

--J. Browning, Equinox Resort, Manchester, VT, May 26, 2013

Dear Mr Shapiro: I want to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful performance your trio gave at my son's wedding on June 8. The elegance and majesty of your music matched or exceeded that of the surrounding mountains. Your selections were perfect for the occasion and drew many compliments from our guests. Thank you again for your hard work in preparing as well as the splendid delivery.

--E.N. Gault, Stratton Mountain Club, Stratton Mountain Resort, Stratton, VT, June 8, 2013

Jared Shapiro and musicians provided our wedding music at First Congregation Church and the music for our reception at the Equinox.

Jared was attentive, professional and helped us realize our vision for the day. He and his trio played beautiful renditions of music that we selected for our wedding and were able to seemlessly transition into a more upbeat but elegant series of jazz and salsa influenced pieces for our reception.

Jared worked with us in a thoughtful and supportive way. He always picked up the phone and returned our calls promptly to discuss our music selections, go over logistics and made helpful suggestions which made the process feel like a creative & collaborative one.

I highly recommend Jared and Aurora Music Productions for any Vermont wedding event.

--Katherine Ruiz-Mellott, Equinox Resort, Manchester, VT, September 1, 2012

We did not know too much about wedding ceremony music, but we knew we didn't want a standard line-up of songs, we wanted to have some different choices. Jared was fabulous in suggesting additional processional and recessional marches that we loved; music that had not been overplayed at every other wedding. He also incorporated the traditional Pachabel's Canon, which was the couple's favorite piece.

Our church required that we hire their organist even though we were planning to have string instruments. Jared spoke directly to the organist to coordinate all the music. This helped us tremendously, especially since we were from out of town! It was a pleasure working with such a professional group; Aurora made the string music at our destination wedding surreal!

--Alice Gibbons, St. Paul the Convener, Manchester, VT, August 18, 2012

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