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Cascade Symphony cancels fall 2020 season

Series: Coronavirus | Story 270

Last updated 9/22/2020 at 4:37pm

Cascade Symphony Orchestra

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO), for public safety concerns and in compliance with pandemic regulations issued by the state of Washington, is canceling its remaining 2020 concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts scheduled for October and December.

However, the orchestra is exploring ways to offer virtual concert performances via various online platforms.

"CSO is committed as ever to delivering on our mission – to nourish our musicians and the community with inspiring performances of outstanding music," said Rose Gear, Cascade Symphony's executive director.

"That being said, how we accomplish that mission is going to look a little different, at least for the next few months."

The symphony's music director, Michael Miropolsky, will curate free online events featuring a combination of remote performances, recordings of past performances, and musician interviews.

"During these trying times, we believe in the power of music to heal," Miropolsky said. "With this in mind, we are exploring new ways to bring our symphonic creations to our patrons and the community."

Said Gear: "We hope to be able to share more information about the schedule and content of these virtual events very soon."

She noted that symphony patrons who purchased 2020-21 season tickets have already been contacted by the CSO and ECA.

At the conclusion of the 2020-21 season, CSO will offer season-ticket holders the opportunity to request refunds for concerts canceled due to COVID-19. Season tickets for which no refund is requested will be treated as donations to CSO, with tax receipts available upon request.

Details on the implementation of this process will be sent to all season-ticket holders near the conclusion of the 2020-21 season. Those with questions may contact CSO at [email protected]

More information about the Cascade Symphony Orchestra can be found online at http://www.cascadesymphony.org.

Additional virtual events and schedule updates will be posted on the website when they are available.


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