Michael is available to perform for weddings, receptions, dinners (formal and informal), recitals, religious services or any other event as needed.
He can perform solo (mix and match instruments), accompany or join an ensemble on the keyboard (piano and organ), alto saxophone or cello.
He is also available to coordinate and direct emsembles or lend his vocal talents
Michael has a broad repertoire, including most weddings standards: Cannon in D, Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Ode to Joy, Wedding March, Claire de Lune, et cetera.
He is familiar with over 500 Catholic and Protestant hymns, many traditional standards and a wide variety of classical pieces.
Additionally, he is proficient in many styles of improvisation.
He can be booked for weddings for $250 on cello, $200 on saxophone or $300 on organ/piano.
Included in the fee is an unlimited number of standard (as defined by the performer) wedding songs or hymns, 30 minutes of non-repeated prelude music, 10 minutes of postlude music, and the rehearsal.
However, the fee is subject to several factors:
number of requested special songs to learn (i.e. additional practice time), how long the event lasts, and, if necessary, travel and lodging.
Fees for other events are negotiable but still subject to the above factors.
To book, e-mail Michael at michael[at]battalio[dot]com with the subject line "book a performance".
Some Pieces in his Piano Repertoire
Nocturne Op.9 No.2 in E Flat Major - Chopin
Fugative Vision Op.22, No 1 - Prokofiev
Moonlight Sontata Op. 27 No. 2 - Beethoven
Canon in D Major- Pachelbel
Invention in C major BWV 772 - Bach
Aria in G Major, HWV 441 - Handel
Sonata in D Major Hob. 16/37 Mvmt.1 'Allegro con Brio' - Haydn
Clair de Lune from Suite bergamasque - Debussy
The Entertainer - Joplin
Rhapsody in G Minor Op. 79 no. 2 - Brahms
Prelude Allegro ben ritmato e deciso - Gershwin
Prelude and Fugue #1 from Well-Tempered Clavier - Bach
Some Pieces in his Cello Repertoire
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - Prelude - Bach
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - Allemande - Bach
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - Minuet I - Bach
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007 - Gigue - Bach
The Carnival of the Animals: XIII Le cygne (The Swan) - Saint-Saens
Tarentella Op. 23 - W.H. Squire
By the Sea - Schubert