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
must be provided for any outside
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,
under the following conditions are at the
discretion of the individual players.
o below 45 Deg. Fah. or above 105 Deg. Fah.
Wind so strong:
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'.
o We cannot have people in or moving near the bow path for safety:
o No Misting system may be used by the instrtuments.
o Electric power needs to be provided.
Hazardous conditions to ensemble or their equipment (ie. lightening on Golf Course)
Insufficient space for ensemble to perform safely.