Updated 18 March, 2020, 5pm

Dunkeld Festival of Music cancelled

In light of this morning’s announcement from the Federal Government of an enforced ban on indoor gatherings of 100 or more, it’s with a heavy heart that we advise you that we cannot go ahead with the Dunkeld Festival of Music this year – we have no choice.

For many of us, the Dunkeld Festival and the warm and generous hospitality of our hosts in the Dunkeld community, particularly of our Patron Maria Myers AC, Allan Myers AC and the Royal Mail Hotel, is one of the highlights of our musical calendar.

We will greatly miss the gathering in Dunkeld this year, but we are committed to ensuring that exquisite Australian music-making will continue to flourish in the hands of our Quartet. We are looking at ways we may be able to do this within the constraints of the pandemic and will keep you informed of developments.

In the meantime, we will be as flexible as possible in responding to your wishes about the booking you have made with us for the Dunkeld Festival of Music. We are contacting all ticket purchasers via email.

For any queries, please phone us on 1800 040 444 or email asq@asq.com.au

Updated 17 March, 2020, 9:30am

Sydney season of Bonachela / Forsythe cancelled

In light of Federal Government direction regarding the prohibition of gatherings of more than 500 people, Sydney Dance Company regretfully has to cancel the forthcoming season in Sydney of Bonachela / Forsythe. We greatly value and appreciate your support during these uncertain times and thank you for your patience and understanding of this situation. Sydney Dance Company is currently investigating the possibility of re-mounting this exciting program later in the year.

If you have a ticket for this season you may wish to consider donating its value as a tax-deductible gift to help support our friends at Sydney Dance Company in their commitment to ensuring a vibrant dance culture across Australia. Alternatively, you can contact Sydney Dance Company to arrange a ticket exchange, credit or refund.

The safety of Australian String Quartet staff, musicians and our community of wonderful patrons and supporters are of utmost importance. With this in mind, we are currently reviewing all ASQ events taking place in April, including the Dunkeld Festival of Music, and will be communicating updates when necessary. Please stay tuned.

We are here for you. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at asq@asq.com.au or phone us on 1800 040 444.

Thank you for your patience and support as we work through this, as a community, to bring the light at the end of the tunnel ever closer.

Updated 13 March 2020, 11:15am

In accordance with considered advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, the Australian String Quartet will be proceeding, as planned, with its upcoming events and concerts, including the Dunkeld Festival of Music. We will be implementing measures necessary to help protect the well-being of our audience, musicians and staff and will be ensuring our presenting partners adopt this same duty of care. Guests will be notified directly should this situation change and we thank you for your support.

This page will be updated as new and relevant information pertaining to changes to Australian String Quartet events and operations resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, is released.