ACMF: Concert Number 1

ACMF: Concert Number 1

Sunday 18 July 2021
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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RICHARD STRAUSS: (1864 – 1949): String Trio, Variations on “Das Dirndl….”

ARTHUR HONEGGER (1892 – 1955): Dance de la Chèvre for solo flute

CLAUDE DEBUSSY: (1862 – 1918): Syrinx for solo flute

GYÖRGY KURTÁG: (b.1926): Signs, Games, Messages for string trio (selected movements)

W.A. MOZART: (1756 – 1791): Flute Quartet in A Major, K.298

A playful programme, with the divine French impressionism of Honegger and Debussy followed by Kurtág’s minimalism, which includes “a sometimes baffling succession of prickly pizzicato and cartoonish, sweeping glissandi, demented see-saw bowing and mouse-like scurryings” (The Independent).

All this sandwiched between some sublime Strauss and Mozart – a great opener to this festival feast of musical delight!

Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.

Update: April 2022

  • Face masks: In the Main Hall, on the ground floor, these are recommended at all times, but are optional. Anyone who sits upstairs in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with NO exceptions (not even those who are exempt). This is to allow people who are clinically vulnerable to have a place to sit where seats are naturally separated, so: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask; (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
  • The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. Although we have heating, this might mean that the ambient temperature is a little cooler than some might like, and audience members should dress accordingly.
  • Please, if you can, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and if this is positive, don’t come. These tests aim to pick up anyone who is infectious at the moment of testing, so please take the test as late as possible on the same day before coming to the Arts Centre. If you test positive, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the start of the event, by emailing