Friday 14 July 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Categories Chamber Music Festival 2023
Friday 14 July, 7.30pm
Hausmusik #1 Greenaway Lodge, Blogishay Lane, Ashburton
A new venue! We’re very grateful to David and Blue for inviting us into their lovely home and garden, tucked away down Blogishay Lane next to the rec. and the Royal British Legion hut.
From 1876 to 1889 this was Ashburton’s first hospital (see oldashburton.co.uk).
These are informal gatherings where David Yang brings a wide range of music – from Haydn and Mozart to Britten, Debussy and Bartok – chats with the audience and a consensus emerges about what the musicians will play, and then they do, sight-reading the pieces together without any rehearsal! It’s fun, but they do take the music seriously, and it’s extraordinary to witness. This is the sort of thing that professional musicians do all the time, but it’s rare to be able to watch it happen, especially in such beautiful, intimate settings. In these first events of the festival we’ll watch the musicians getting to know each other – these will be the first time they play together with an audience as a quartet.
This is part of Ashburton Chamber Music Festival (ACMF) 2023 – a series of concerts, Hausmusiks, a Family concert and other events in and around Ashburton from 14 – 23 July 2023. To see everything that’s happening, and more about the music and the musicians go to ashburtonarts.org.uk/acmf.
Pedestrians: Walk along Blogishay Lane from St Lawrence Lane, next to the Silent Whistle pub, or through the archway next to the Vet on West St (opposite the Exeter Inn) and follow the path around to the left – look for our signs.
Anyone with mobility issues can be dropped off outside the gate via Prigg Meadow: from the centre of Ashburton, go down St Lawrence Lane, turn right immediately after the Silent Whistle pub. There are a few parking spaces outside the Greymatter offices there, but you’ll probably need to park in the Greymatter compounds – see below.
There’s plenty of free parking in Greymatter car park compounds very close by (there are big signs saying “No Parking” but look carefully: after 6pm and at weekends is fine). Access these down St Lawrence Lane, past the Post Office and the Silent Whistle pub then turn right along Chuley Road, and the compounds are on the right after the garage.