Serenata Strings

Serenata Strings

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Serenata Strings has performed for:
YPO Dallas Kick-Off Event on Sept. 22, 2021 with the performance of ALL of
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.
Crystal Charity Ball on Sept. 30, 2021 at the Crow Residence with highlights from The Beatles and Coldplay.

Music Starz Studios DBA Serenata Strings has been accepted to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2022, and and in collaboration with Wieslaw Rentowski and world-renowned soprano Dominika Zamara and pianist Ippazio Ettore Ponzetta, the concert will be broadcasted and live-streamed simultaneously to Europe. With this acceptance, Serenata Strings has garnered global and international recognition and standing in the concert world.

Serenata Strings is the recipient of the The Knot Best Of Weddings 2021.
Serenata Strings is the recipient of the WeddingWire Five-Star Couples’ Choice Awards 2014, 2018, 2020 & 2021.
With this award, Serenata Strings is placed in the TOP FIVE PERCENT
of the Wedding Community (nationwide) for demonstrating EXCELLENCE in QUALITY, SERVICE, RESPONSIVENESS and PROFESSIONALISM within the wedding industry.

Best of Flower Mound Awards Program for the best businesses in Flower Mound has awarded Music Starz Studios and Serenata Strings as 2018 Best of Flower Mound – Musicians Category!
Serenata Strings is the recipient of the 2018 Best of Flower Mound Awards Program for Musicians’ Category.

Serenata Strings is the recipient of the TMT 2017 Entertainment Award for
Best Classical Music Entertainment Company – Southern USA. 

Serenata Strings is maintaining a busy schedule during the COVID-19 pandemic with the following number of live events performed:
14 weddings and events in May & June 2020
7 weddings in July 2020
16 weddings in August 2020
26 weddings and events in September 2020
39 weddings and events in October 2020
16 weddings and events in November 2020
23 weddings and events in December 2020
19 weddings and events in January & February 2021
46 weddings and events in March & April 2021
51 weddings and events in May & June 2021
23 weddings and events in July & August 2021
79 weddings and events in September & October 2021
54 weddings and events in November & December in 2021

Due to the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, we are honoring all of our clients’ postponement dates without any extra fees or penalties.

Serenata Strings performed our first virtual online wedding on
Thursday, June 18, 2020 with only eleven people in attendance.

Serenata Strings has an inventory of more than 3,000 pieces of sheet music.
We offer two special requests for free.
Please click on General Repertoire for partial repertoire list.

Serenata Strings is on the PREFERRED VENDOR LIST for the following venues during COVID-19:
Bella Donna Chapel
Belltower Chapel and Garden
Dallas Arboretum
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
Marty Leonard Community Chapel
Ruthe Jackson Center

Walters Wedding Estates

Serenata Strings provide music for our Preferred Vendors:
The Milestone in Krum
The Milestone in Aubrey
Morgan Creek Barn in Aubrey
Wildwood Inn in Denton
Monroe Pearson in Denton
The Olana in Hickory Creek
Aristide Flower Mound
Hidden Pines Chapel in Highland Village
Aristide Mansfield
Hidden Pines Chapel in Hurst
Aristide Colleyville
Aristide McKinney
Chapel at Ana Villa in The Colony
Knotting Hill Place in Little Elm
Ashton Gardens in Corinth
Dallas Arboretum
Classic Oaks Ranch in Mansfield/Burleson

Lone Star Mansion in Mansfield/Burleson
The Brooks at Weatherford

Music Starz Studios DBA Serenata Strings have arranged with the facilities below free volunteer concerts in perpetuity:
2:30 p.m. every Monday at Lewisville Estates
11:00 a.m. every Friday at Flower Mound Assisted Living
2:00 p.m. every Saturday at Silverado in Southlake
2:00 p.m. every Saturday at Rockbrook Memory Care in Lewisville
11:00 a.m. every Sunday at Avanti Senior Living in Flower Mound
12:30 p.m. every Sunday at Hollymead in Flower Mound
1:00 p.m. every Sunday at Inspired Living in Lewisville
1:15 p.m. every Sunday at The Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Flower Mound
2:00 p.m. every Sunday at Rockbrook Memory Care in Lewisville

Our music students’ volunteer work was featured on Dec. 1, 2018 on CBS NEWS CHANNEL 11 as a tribute to the legacy of President H.W.Bush.
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/category/spoken-word-ktvttv/3987255-north-texas-music-students-receive-award-from-foundation-created-by-george-h-w-bush/

Serenata Strings’ volunteer work is part of the
GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY 19 under
Project: Volunteer or do a good deed or kind act

Music Starz Studios DBA Serenata Strings was nominated for the 2018 Dallas Mvericks/ NBA/ Walmart Community Playmakers Award.

Serenata Strings is featured on VoyageDallas.com at
http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-karen-lim-smith-music-starz-studios-dba-serenata-strings-music-starz-studios-dba-hits-ten-north-dallas/

Music Starz Studios LLC DBA Serenata Strings have performed for Easter Sunday and Christmas seasons:
First United Methodist Church in Graham (2000 – present)
Rejoice Lutheran Church in Coppell (2014 – present)
Crosspoint Church in McKinney (2015 – present)
Hulen Street Church in Fort Worth (2016 – present)
Trinity Episcopal Church in Dallas (2016 – present)
Oak Lawn United Methodist Church (2018 – present)
Fusion Bible Church in Durant (2018 – present)

Music Starz Studios LLC DBA Serenata Strings has coordinated and performed more than 1173 free volunteer concerts for the following free hospice concerts for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients at various assisted living and memory care facilities:
22 free concerts during Summer and Fall 2015
22 free concerts during Christmas 2015
25 free concerts during Spring 2016
82 free concerts during Summer 2016
24 free concerts during Fall 2016
26 free concerts during Christmas 2016
56 free concerts during Spring 2017
83 free concerts during Summer 2017
33 free concerts during Fall 2017
32 free concerts during Christmas 2017
105 free concerts during Spring 2018
116 free concerts during Summer 2018
116 free concerts during Fall 2018
36 free concerts during Christmas 2018
172 free concerts during Spring 2019
154 free concerts during Summer 2019
102 free concerts during Fall 2019
35 free concert during Christmas 2019
100 free concert during Spring 2020
156 free concert during Summer 2020

Music Starz Studios LLC DBA Serenata Strings have performed for Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients at:
The Oaks Assisted Living & Memory Care in Flower Mound
Hollymead Skilled Nursing Care in Flower Mound
Avanti Senior Living
Flower Mound Assisted Living
Rosewood Assisted Living & Memory Care in Flower Mound
Arbor House Assisted Living in Lewisville, TX
Lewisville Estates Assisted Living in Lewisville, TX
Lewisville Retirement Living in Lewisville, TX
Evergreen at Lewisville Senior Living in Lewisville, TX
Rambling Oaks Extensive Care Community in Highland Village, TX
Rambling Oaks Assisted Living in Highland Village, TX
Heartland Health Care Center in Bedford, TX
Greenfield Senior Living Residences in Arlington, TX
Villages at MacArthur in Irving, TX
Cross Timbers Rehabilitation Center in Flower Mound, TX

On May 9, 2015, Serenata Strings rehearsed with two vocalists under the age of 18 and although we offered the vocalists two previous MP3 recordings to practice with and a 40-minute rehearsal for FREE at no additional charge, it did not work out as the vocalists were not professionally trained.

Serenata Strings will work with vocalists of the bride’s or groom’s choosing for no additional charge. 
The vocalists have to be semi-professionally/professionally trained and above the age of 18.

Members of Serenata Strings volunteered their talents, time & effort from Nov. 28, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015 to raise money at Grapevine Mills the Christmas season of 2014.   Serenata Strings raised almost $2,000 of which:
$1,000 was donated to 1000 homeless children in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in collaboration with Captain Hope’s Kids
$500 was donated to Heifer International
$250 was donated to Food For The Poor
$240 for Feeding America
$300 was donated to the 2 million orphans around the world in collaboration with Buckner International Orphan Care.

Members of Serenata Strings volunteered their talents, time & effort from Nov. 29, 2013 – Jan. 5, 2014 to raise money for the victims in the Philippines at Grapevine Mills the Christmas season of 2013.   Serenata Strings raised $8,000 for the victims in the Philippines.

Members of Serenata Strings volunteer their talents and time to raise money for the 1000 homeless children in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in collaboration with Captain Hope’s Kids and the 2 million orphans around the world in collaboration with Buckner International Orphan Care every Christmas season at Grapevine Mills.
On Dec. 23, 2013, $1800 was donated to Captain Hope’s Kids.
On Dec. 23, 2013, $200 was donated to Buckner International Orphan Care.

Starting Christmas season 2014, Serenata Strings will also raise money for:

Pass on the gift – Heifer International to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth
Captain Hope’s Kids
Feeding America

Food For The Poor (based in Coconut Creek in Florida)
Feed The Children (based in Oklahoma)

Members of Serenata Strings volunteer their time, efforts and talents to perform at various hospice centers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area in affiliation with Good Shepherd Hospice and Hospice Compassus.

Please enjoy our two CDs:
Our newly-released CD featuring Karen Lim-Smith and Jay Smith as “Hits On Ten”
Our Christmas CD “Joyful” to benefit orphans in the U.S. and around the world

Proceeds from sales of “Joyful” will be donated directly to Buckner International Orphan Care and its program, Shoes For Orphan Souls

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