Tucson Symphony Orchestra Suspends Performances in March 2020 in Response to COVID-19

by Tucson Symphony

(Tucson, AZ)─ March 12, 2020, 6:30 pm

Tucson Symphony Orchestra has been monitoring statements and information about COVID-19 from the Pima County Health Department, Arizona Department of Health Services, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the City of Tucson, the Tucson Convention Center/Music Hall, the national League of American Orchestras and performing arts organizations in the region. At 5:43 pm on March 12, 2020, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero made the following statement: “Out of an abundance of precaution I am recommending that events with an expected attendance of at least 50 individuals be postponed. The city will not issue special-event permits with an expected attendance of 50 persons or more.”
Therefore, it is with deep regret that we inform you that in compliance with Mayor Romero’s recommendation, all performances of Tucson Symphony Orchestra from March 13, 2020, through March 31, 2020, will be suspended. This includes performances titled “Barber Violin Concerto” on March 13 and 15, “American Soundtrack” on March 21 and 22, the showing of a documentary film about the Young Composers Project on March 24, and “BRAVO! An Admission-Free Concert” on March 27. Any changes to this schedule will be posted on our website and communicated to our audience by email and text.

Our audience and donors are our livelihood and the primary source of joy for our musicians. We value our community immensely and thank it for its continued support.

About Tickets for Upcoming Performances

For our audience members who will miss their upcoming performances, we are happy to offer two options:

We ask that they consider donating the cost of their ticket back to the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, which will help support the Orchestra through this challenging time.

They may opt to receive a gift certificate for the value of their ticket. This certificate may be used toward any regularly scheduled performance through the end of the 2020-2021 Season. Please note this does not include special concerts. Ticketholders can contact our box office at 520.882.8585 to indicate their preference.

It remains Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s priority to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, musicians and staff. We appreciate our community’s patience and understanding as we sort out the many implications we are faced with in this situation.