Boston Baroque to Reimagine 2020-21 Season After Jordan Hall Closed to Outside Organizations

By David Salazar

Boston Baroque has announced that it will reimagine its entire 2020-21 season after learning that the New England Conservatory has closed Jordan Hall to all organizations during the 2020-21 season.

With the 2019-20 season and summer 2020 festival season essentially canceled due to the outbreak of COVID-19 around the world, attention has shifted to the 2020-21 season.

This news emphasizes the challenges ahead for arts organizations in 2020-21. Jordan Hall is likely to remain employed for use by the university and its students, but outside organizations that have utilized it in the past will now have to seek out new venues and unique situations to put on their respective seasons.

“As we move forward at this unprecedented time, Boston Baroque’s goal remains the same: to make and share our music to fans everywhere, while ensuring the safety of our artists and audiences” said Executive Director Jennifer Hughes in a press release. “We have been anticipating this possibility and, now that it is here, we are pleased to be able to tell you that we are exploring a number of scenarios for the upcoming season, including the possibility of both live events and streaming.”