Welcome to the 42nd Street Quartet
web site! We are a string quartet composed of two violins, one viola, and
The quartet members are Jackie Stanek and
Benjamin Munson, violins; Donald Sieberns, Viola; and Esther Boatman, Cello.
Our members are highly qualified, experienced, professional musicians, based in Des Moines, Iowa, and
active in various musical groups in the area. We are all current or former members of the
Des Moines Symphony.
We are available for many of your special occasions.
Our experience includes complete ceremony music for many weddings plus
dinners, receptions, and funerals.
Our music library contains over
400 pieces of music
appropriate for various occasions and includes classical, popular, and
holiday music. We can help you to select music for your special event.
If you want music for a wedding ceremony, check out our
Wedding Music. If you need help deciding
on what music to use, look at our Wedding
If you are looking for music for a holiday party, the
Holiday Music page should give you some
ideas. And if you want something special for a cocktail party or
dinner, look at the Classical Music and
Popular Music pages.
Not everything is listed, so don't be discouraged if you don't see
the piece that you just can't get married without! We may have it
but just don't have it listed on this web site. And if we don't have
it, we may be able to get it.
The Frequently Asked
Questions section answers questions that we get asked a lot.
Please contact us, either by phone or
email, with other questions.
were extremely pleased. The Quartet did an outstanding job at our
wedding and made the event unique and memorable. Thanks for your
great communication and assistance with music selection. I only
wish I had hired you to play longer through the entire reception."
- Lana & Shawn
"The music was fantastic. We appreciated your
professionalism. Thanks for being a part of our special day!"
"Thank you for bringing the music of our wedding dreams to a reality.
It was beautiful." -Lindi & Ben
to thank you. Everything was beautiful. It was worth every
penny!" - Avery
"Thanks for the beautiful
music. It set just the right tone." -