Welcome to the 42nd Street Quartet
web site! We are a string quartet and a string trio. The quartet is composed of two violins, one viola, and
one cello. The trio is one violin, one viola, and one cello.
Our members are Jackie Stanek, violin;
Benjamin Munson, Violin and Viola; Donald Sieberns, Violin and 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 and have
played together as a string quartet for over 12 years.
We are available for many of your special occasions.
Our experience includes complete ceremony music for many weddings plus
dinners, receptions, and funerals.
Our large music library contains 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 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. For other music not
in one of these categories, check out the Ethnic
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.
you for Saturday!! The music was lovely and I got nothing but great
comments about the string quartet from everyone and how it was elegant
and very nice. . . . Thank you thank you thank
you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You guys are truly amazing.
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." -