Covid-19 Update – Concert Cancellations
We sincerely hope this finds you well. We miss you and know you feel the same way. We would like to thank you especially for your patience and grace, phone calls and emails, and unexpected gifts during this unprecedented time as we assessed our options. If you hold tickets for the April 2020 concerts and/or a subscription for next season, a letter was mailed to you today. Please check your mail. This letter details specifics for each patron about their ticket options. We are sending this notification to all patrons: those who hold tickets and those who do not.
After careful consideration, we will not be able to present our rescheduled Masterworks 6 concert in August as we had hoped. With an abundance of caution and due to the unavailability of rehearsal and performance space during the fall, we are also canceling performances for September, October, and November of 2020. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has announced that large gatherings, including concerts will need to be cancelled at least through September. She has also stated that restarting events of this size most likely will require a reliable treatment or prevention, such as a vaccine, which is many months off. We realize that any time we may move to Phase 2 of reopening, but that still doesn’t allow for the assembly of large numbers of people. During this challenging time, the actions we are taking represent our hope, faith, and unwavering commitment to the future of our orchestra.
RVS concerts will resume once we are confident that it is safe for our staff, musicians, and you, our patrons, to gather in person for concerts. As you might imagine, we partner with many entities to produce our concerts. There are decisions yet to be made about the availability of rehearsal and concert spaces, social distancing requirements, and sanitation protocols. We are following updates and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with our local government to make the most informed decisions possible. When the time is right, we will all come back together to heal our hearts and minds. We will be able to make decisions about the January, February, March and April, 2021 performances in December.
Meanwhile, we want you to enjoy our Symphony from the safety of your home. We are working on exciting new ways to bring music to you. SUBSCRIBERS ONLY will have access to livestreaming experiences we are hoping to present in the fall. Subscribers will have access to these exclusive events as well as preconcert lectures and postconcert virtual receptions. Please hold the Sundays of September 20, October 25, and November 22 at 3pm for these special livestreamed musical performances presented by Martin Majkut and members of the RVS. Subscribers – consider holding on to your entire subscription so that you can enjoy these musical offerings!
After receiving the letter detailing your ticketing options, you may return the accompanying postcard or click here to email us with your choices. You may also call us with any questions at 541-708-6400.
PLEASE RESPOND TO THE LETTER NO LATER THAN JUNE 22, 2020.
The Rogue Valley Symphony greatly appreciates those who consider a donation in lieu of a refund. The cancellation of performances creates significant financial challenges for non-profit arts organizations in our community and across the country.
Martin Majkut, Music Director
Joelle Graves, Executive Director