Boston Symphony Orchestra Cancels 2020 Fall Season

By Dejan Vukosavljevic

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has officially cancelled the fall portion of its 2020-21 season at Symphony Hall, which was set to take place between Sept. 16 through Nov. 28, due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns.

In total, 37 concerts and 14 programs were affected by the decision. According to an official press statement, a decision about the BSO’s ability to resume live performances with audiences during the winter and spring period of 2020-21 season, from January 7 up to May 1 2021, will be announced by the end of the 2020 calendar year.

In response to the hiatus from performances this fall, the BSO will create and distribute online content. The details of the BSO’s online offering will be announced in September.

Furthermore, the Boston Symphony Orchestra will suspend all patron subscriptions for the 2020-21 season, given the uncertainty around the resumption of in-person performances in the winter and spring months. BSO will contact ticket buyers in September about options for suspending their subscriptions.

Should in-person concerts return in the winter/spring months, subscribers will be given first priority for purchasing tickets for those performances. Subscriber seats will be held for the 2021-22 BSO season.