FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
616.485.3913 (m) – 303.308.2477 (o)
COLORADO SYMPHONY CANCELS CONCERTS THROUGH OCTOBER 31, 2020 DUE TO COVID-19
On account credit available for all cancelled concerts through June 30, 2021
July 13, 2020 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony Association regretfully announces the cancellation of all September and October, 2020 concert titles due to the COVID-19 virus. In addition, the November 12 performance of the Vienna Boys Choir in Concert and the November 29 performance of The Ten Tenors Home For The Holidays have also been cancelled. All ticketholders will be notified directly of the cancellations via email and offered a variety of options concerning their tickets.
These cancellations align with the City and County of Denver in compliance with the revised CDC guidelines that promote social distancing for the foreseeable future. There is still no confirmed date for when and how we may resume operations as an institution; however, the musicians and staff are working diligently to identify creative solutions to keep our audiences and community engaged.
These cancellations are consistent with the Safer at Home, Level 2 phase from Colorado Governor Jared Polis.
The following events have been cancelled:
September 8: Beethoven 2020 @ Montrose – CANCELLED
September 9: Beethoven 2020 @ Grand Junction – CANCELLED
September 18-20: Beethoven Symphony No. 5 with Olga Kern – CANCELLED
September 24: Latin Beats: Sonidos de las Américas – CANCELLED
September 26: The Doo-Wop Project – CANCELLED
October 2-4: Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 – CANCELLED
October 10-11: Alpine Opus – A Symphonic Ski Film – CANCELLED
October 16-18: Barber Adagio for Strings – CANCELLED
October 24-25: Disney Pixars Coco in Concert – CANCELLED
October 30: Cleo Parker Robinson 50th Anniversary Celebration with your Colorado Symphony – CANCELLED
October 31: Halloween Spooktacular! – CANCELLED
November 12: Vienna Boys Choir in Concert – CANCELLED
November 29: The Ten Tenors Home For The Holidays – CANCELLED
The following options are available for ticketholders of cancelled events:
• Donate your ticket(s) and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value to keep your Colorado Symphony strong during this difficult time.
• Exchange your ticket(s) from the above performance(s) into future events through June 30, 2021. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation.
• Exchange your ticket(s) for on account credit, which can be used for events through June 30, 2021. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation.
• Request a refund of the ticket purchase cost and City Seat Tax. Service fees will not be refunded as they are used for technology, processing, and staffing.
If no action is taken by September 11, 2020 tickets for cancelled events will automatically become on-account credit, which may be used for future Colorado Symphony Boettcher Concert Hall performances through June 30, 2021. Unclaimed credit at that time will become an automatic tax-deductible donation. Ticket purchase fees will not be refunded as they are used for technology, processing, and staffing.
For assistance, please contact the Box Office by phone at 303.623.7876 or through email at email@example.com. The Box Office hours are currently Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please note that, due to increased communication, call wait times may be significantly longer than usual. If your event is not within the next 72 hours, we ask that you consider contacting us closer to your event date to mitigate call volume. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.
The Colorado Symphony remains in communication with our internal teams, peer organizations, Denver Arts and Venues, the State of Colorado, and the City and Country of Denver to stay on top of this rapidly changing situation. We will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and local health authorities including the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE). Updates to each event status will be conveyed via email as more information becomes available. This web page will also be updated regularly with any changes.
There is no higher priority to our entire Colorado Symphony community than the safety of our guests, musicians, and staff. Thank you to everyone who has reached out with continued support for your Colorado Symphony during this difficult time. We are incredibly grateful for our community – your encouragement, patience, and understanding are vital in helping us provide music and education into the future.
For more information or to request interviews, please contact:
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org - 303.308.2477 (o)
For high-resolution, downloadable images of the Colorado Symphony, visit: coloradosymphony.org/media
The 2020/21 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), the Colorado Symphony Guild, and the Virginia Hill Foundation.
For assistance, please contact the Box Office by phone at 303.623.7876 or through email at email@example.com.
The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please note that, due to increased communication, call wait times may be significantly longer than usual. If your event is not within the next 72 hours, we ask that you consider contacting us closer to your event date to mitigate call volume. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding.
ABOUT THE COLORADO SYMPHONY
One of the leading orchestras in the United States, the Colorado Symphony Association is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization performing more than 150 concerts annually at Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver and across Colorado. Led by Music Director Brett Mitchell, the Colorado Symphony is home to eighty full-time musicians, representing more than a dozen nations, and regularly welcomes the most celebrated artists from the world of symphonic music and beyond. In the last year, the Colorado Symphony served nearly 233,000 people attending live performances at concert and non-traditional venues throughout Colorado’s Front Range. Recognized as an incubator of innovation, creativity, and excellence, the Colorado Symphony continually expands its reach through education, outreach, and programming. The Colorado Symphony partners with the state’s leading musical artists, cultural organizations, corporations, foundations, sports teams, and individuals to expose diverse audiences to the transformative power of music. To learn more, visit coloradosymphony.org.