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Just wanted to let you know that the client absolutely loved you and your performance at the Wadsworth the other night. They raved about you so thanks!!!
Michel Morissette Owner
It was such a pleasure to have you play at the CT Grand Hotel again. Everyone I have spoken to had wonderful things to say about you. Thank you for helping to make the evening a special one.
Connecticut Grand Hotel
I didn't want any more time to pass without thanking you for your delightful performance here at the Library. I continue to receive lots of complimentary responses from both patrons and library staff who attended.
It has been my pleasure to meet and work with you and I look forward to the occasion of your next visit to the new Hartford Public Library.
Amy Sailor, Arts & Cultural Programs Manager
Hartford Public Library
Your appearance at WPKN made quite an impression. Many wonderful comments from staff and listeners alike. I played quite a bit of the new CD this past Sunday, and got lots of listener response. So, I went out on a limb and offered it again as a premium for pledging. 13 listeners called in with pledges and asked for a copy of the CD. Walter Wagoner
Thank you for your guitar performance at the third anniversary of the NCCJ Metro Hartford Community Conversations on Race project hosted at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Marcia Bonitto was most correct in suggesting that your performance would be very appropriate for the evening. The guitar was the perfect backdrop for the reception, and all our guests enjoyed your performance.
We look forward to working with you on future events. Thank you for your assistance in making our event so successful.
Shanon W. Perry Project Director
The National Conference for Community and Justice
On behalf of Trinity-On-Main's Fall Festival we wish to thank you for your presentation on Saturday, November 8th. Your very well attended presentation is a highlight in our festival. We sincerely appreciate all your efforts in bringing art, dancing and music to our venue.
Your presentations contributed to our desire for broad offerings of visual arts, performance arts, educational events and community involvement in this historic building. Your participation certainly added to the goal.
Gary Robinson President
As chairperson of the United Arts Campaign, I'd like to extend a personal "thank you" for your involvement in the Greater Hartford Arts Council Campaign. Your talent and efforts helped us raise more than $103,000- surpassing not only our $90,000 goal, but our $100,000 stretch goal as well-an impressive feat.
I strongly believe that your displays of talent were a point of encouragement for our employees to make contributions, and that such an increase in involvement was largely due to each of you filling our halls with music, dance, and other forms of art.
Your exceptional talents and commitment helped create a bright, artistic atmosphere while raising employee awareness and everyone at Travelers is extremely appreciative. The week went remarkably well and I applaud your involvement with its execution. Thank you again for your support.
Sincerely,Jay Benet, Chief Financial Officer & Vice President
The Travelers Companies, Inc.
On behalf of STATE of the Arts, East Haven High School, we would like to thank you for your wonderful guitar concert at the opening of our Trolley Square student art show. We are honored that you came as our guest artist and delighted we were able to offer such a beautiful art form to the East Haven community.
We received many positive comments on your music. To have your concert set in our gallery space, surrounded by our student art work, was great and meant so much to us.
We feel our opening was a success and that we achieved our goal of bringing art to the community and of providing a creative venue to showcase the art of our students. Thank you for helping us bring to our local community art that inspired, uplifted, and enhanced the experience of each person who came. For being a part of our opening day arts program and for the important part you played in helping us reach out to the community and celebrate the creative achievements of our students, we are very grateful.
Hugo Lara, Founder & President
East Haven High School
Hello! I hope you are doing great! Would you believe John and I are celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary this August 8? I will never forget how great your music was at our wedding, nor will I forget our dramatic boat ride back to the mainland with all of your equipment.
Hope all is well and all the best to you. Hope to see and hear you again someday.
Erin Porter Livingston
It’s been a while, but I just wanted to say ‘Thank you” for playing such amazing music at our wedding. Everyone was quite impressed. We told our friends, Eric & Krystyn, about you, so of course they hired you for their wedding, too! So Kerin & I will be seeing you again this Friday evening in Glastonbury. It will be nice to relax this time and enjoy the music!
Hope all is well with you & yours,Jeff & Kerin Vegiard
Groom & Bride
I just wanted to thank you for everything. I'm sorry I didn't have a chance to speak to you more the day of the wedding, it was just a crazy day. Thank you for everything you did it sounded beautiful, and everyone told me you did a great job. So, I just wanted to thank you and I will make sure to recommend you for any occasion.
Thanks again,Ariana Junco
You performed at my sisters this past April 1st and on behalf of our family we just wanted to thank you for your outstanding performance. Everyone commented on your professionalism and your talent. El Viejo San Juan brought tears to our eyes. You made us proud to be Puerto Rican- viva Boricua!! You are very talented and we wish you much more success.
God Bless,Marybella Collazo
I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful music you performed at our wedding! You made it so special and I have received countless comments on how much everyone just loved you! Waiting for my entrance and hearing you play Canon in D then hearing you start my music was one of the most memorable moments of the whole day.
You have such talent and play such beautiful music. If we ever have another occasion to do so...we will definitely be contacting you again...and will of course recommend you to everyone! Thanks so much again for being a huge part of our special day! It was such a pleasure meeting you.
Hope all is well. Sorry I could not write to you sooner. I've been very busy since the wedding. But I wanted to thank you both very much for traveling all the way to New Jersey to play at my wedding.
It truly was an honor. My guests loved your music. A lot of them even knew the words to some of the songs. It really just added to the atmosphere and made the night much more special. I regret not getting a chance to formally meet you both, but I did give you a thumbs-up. :o)
Thanks again, for everything. Good luck in the future with your music. A million thanks!
Yanis & Nicholas Carreto
Bride & Groom
Lorena is a fantastic musician, but beyond that she brings an intense joy and humanity to her performance that is perfect for such an intimate and deeply meaningful occasion.
We wanted a very personal wedding, with all the special touches provided by people we felt close to. From reading Lorena’s website, we were able to tell that she was not only a talented musician but also a warm and friendly person who would provide the human touch that we desired.
In the months leading up to the wedding, Lorena communicated with us frequently, to ensure that she understood the mood we were trying to create. She was very receptive to our requests and helped us select appropriate pieces for the different parts of the event. By the time of the wedding, we felt like Lorena was a friend, even though we had only talked over the phone.
As a musician, Lorena has a versatility that allows her to respond to the different moods of the occasion while maintaining the integrity of her performance. She gauged her performance to match each part of our celebration. During the ceremony, her solo pieces were the perfect compliments to the simple but stunning beauty of the location and the intensity of the moment. Throughout dinner, her music was unobtrusive but exquisite, wending its way into the pauses between conversation. As the reception progressed, the guests became increasingly engaged with her music, and she responded to their enthusiasm with more lively pieces. With the accompaniment of her partner Eugenio Huanca, she began to play irresistible dance music, making it impossible to remain still in our seats.
Lorena also provided the use of her amplification system for our dancing afterwards, and we appreciated the fine quality of the sound to keep us all inspired through the night. With a little persuasion, we even got Lorena and Eugenio to dance with us, much to everyone’s delight.
Having Lorena play for our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. We feel truly blessed that she shared her talent with us and recommend her highly to all couples planning a warm and festive celebration. Kelly Payson-Roopchand & Anil Roopchand