The Phoenix Symphony announced on Monday that it is canceling its 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The symphony called off all previously scheduled concerts for the remainder of this year. Performances are currently set to resume in 2021 for the 2021-2022 season.
The orchestra was forced to shut down earlier this year due to COVID-19, canceling over 30 performances.
“Forgoing these performances is disappointing to our musicians, staff, board of directors and loyal patrons and friends, president and CEO Suzanne Wilson said in a press release. “However, this cancellation represents the safest and most prudent plan to ensure the well-being of the entire Symphony community.
“As stewards of this historic and beloved institution, our mission and responsibility centers on preserving our future and reuniting in Symphony Hall to celebrate our 75th Anniversary in the Fall of 2021.”
According to the press release, symphony organizers will be reaching out to all patrons impacted by this cancellation.
“For 74 years, The Phoenix Symphony has been a cultural jewel of the Valley,” Wilson said. “Unfortunately, though, COVID-19 has had a tremendous financial impact on our organization.
“At this time, we are asking patrons impacted by the cancellation to consider donating the value of unused tickets back to the Symphony. In doing so, once again, our community’s generous spirit and vital contributions will make a difference.”
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