FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nick Dobreff, Manager of Publicity and Community Relations
616.485.3913 (m) – 303.308.2477 (o)
COLORADO SYMPHONY POSTPONES REMAINING 2019/2020 SEASON PERFORMANCES THROUGH MAY 11, 2020
On account credit available for all concerts through December 31, 2020
Mar. 17, 2020 – Denver, CO – The Colorado Symphony Association regretfully announces the postponement of remaining 2019/20 Season concerts and events through May 11, 2020, in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All ticketholders will be notified directly of the postponement via email and offered a variety of options concerning their tickets.
These postponements align with the City and County of Denver in compliance with the revised CDC guidelines posted on March 16, 2020 recommending that gatherings of 50 people or more be postponed or canceled for the next eight weeks through May 11, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 virus.
All events at City-owned venues, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre (and Visitor Center), Denver Performing Arts Complex including Boettcher Concert Hall, and the McNichols Civic Center Building, have been suspended through May 11, 2020.
These postponements are consistent with the mandate from Colorado Governor Jared Polis suspending all events and public gatherings of 50 people or more.
The following events have been postponed with rescheduled dates and more information to be announced at a later date. We are evaluating cancellations on a case by case basis at this time and all events from March 13, 2020 to May 11, 2020 are in progress for rescheduling.
March 13-14: The Music of Queen with the Colorado Symphony – POSTPONED
March 15: Carnival of the Animals – POSTPONED
March 16: Avon Elementary in-school educational program with Colorado Symphony – POSTPONED
March 17: Music Moves: Yoga with the Colorado Symphony – POSTPONED
March 18: Beethoven and Brews at the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery – POSTPONED
March 20-22: Marin Alsop Conducts – POSTPONED
March 27: Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration – POSTPONED
March 28-29: Disney’s Fantasia In Concert – POSTPONED
April 3-5: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 – POSTPONED
April 13-14: Petite Musique – POSTPONED
April 15: Open Rehearsal – CANCELLED
April 17: Teacher Appreciation Night – CANCELLED
April 17-19 Holst The Planets – POSTPONED
April 23: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet with the Colorado Symphony – POSTPONED
April 25: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet with members of the Colorado Symphony – POSTPONED
April 26: DYAO: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra – POSTPONED
April 27-28: Petite Musique – POSTPONED
May 1-3: Mahler Symphony No. 9 – POSTPONED
May 6: Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Co. – POSTPONED
May 7: Open Rehearsal – CANCELLED
May 8-10: Beethoven Violin Concerto – POSTPONED
The following options are available for ticketholders for postponed 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 December 31, 2020. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation.
• Exchange your ticket(s) for on account credit, which can be used for events through December 31, 2020. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation.
• We are working diligently to reschedule postponed performances and will communicate cancellations to ticketholders via email and notification on our COVID-19 web page on coloradosymphony.org.
Tickets for postponed events March 13, 2020 through May 11, 2020 will be honored for rescheduled dates, to be announced. Unused tickets for rescheduled events will automatically become on-account credit, which may be used for future Colorado Symphony Boettcher Concert Hall performances through December 31, 2020. Unclaimed credit at that time will become an automatic tax-deductible donation. All requests for ticket donations and exchanges for postponed March 13 through May 11, 2020 events must be received by December 31, 2020. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 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
email@example.com - 303.308.2477 (o)
For high-resolution, downloadable images of the Colorado Symphony, visit: coloradosymphony.org/media
The 2019/20 Colorado Symphony Season is presented by Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Support also provided by: The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), United Airlines, the Colorado Symphony Guild, Arrow, Bank of America, and Macy’s, Inc.
Tickets to Colorado Symphony events are available online at coloradosymphony.org/tickets, by phone at 303.623.7876, and in person at the Boettcher Concert Hall Box Office, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th Street.
MODIFIED HOURS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: The Box Office is open Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 5 p.m..
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.