Physical Limitations on
Phoenix String Quartet Association performance guidelines
Stringed instruments are delicate, which limits
where a string quartet can perform. Severe weather may limit
our ability to perform outside. Instruments need to be kept
dry and must not overheat. Therefore we cannot play where
spray, or water will get on the instruments. (ie. sprinklers, rain,
etc.) The instruments are also put together with a heat
sensitive glue which tends to come apart when exposed to direct
sunlight. Therefore total shade must be provided for
any outside performances.
Arizona has a beautiful climate for outside events, but we can not
control the weather. You may wish to make advanced
arrangements with your hosting facility to move indoors should the
weather turn nasty.
Although we are flexible and do our best under
adverse conditions to meet your needs, Performances under the
following conditions are at the discretion of the individual
o below 45 Deg.
Fah. or above 105 Deg. Fah.
o blows the
stands over o
blows the bows off of the strings
o blows clipped
music off stand o stands are
turning in wind during performance
Adequate room to perform:
o Sufficient space path for bowing: A string quartet requires at least 8' x 8'.
cannot have people in or moving near the bow path for safety:
No Misting system may be used by the instrtuments.
Electric power needs to be provided.
conditions to ensemble or their equipment (ie. lightening
on Golf Course) Insufficient space for ensemble to perform safely.
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