(Credit: Boston Symphony Orchestra Facebook page)
Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled the rest of its 2020-21 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic concerns.
“On behalf of the entire Boston Symphony Orchestra organization, we deeply regret having to cancel the 2020 Holiday Pops series in December and the remaining 2020-21 BSO season through the winter and spring months. Though this news likely doesn’t come as a surprise—since the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all our personal and professional lives—it is still a major loss for the organization and everyone who appreciates and cherishes the BSO and Boston Pops,” said Mark Volpe, BSO President and CEO; Andris Nelsons, the BSO’s General Music Director; and Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops conductor.
“All of us at the BSO and Boston Pops will continue to persevere and look forward to the time when we can welcome our dear music community, as well as newcomers, back to the hall to revel in the live concert experience like never before. Until then, we are committed to bringing our audiences new and exciting online performances by the BSO and Boston Pops, among many other wonderful highlights,” concluded Volpe, Nelsons and Lockhart.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is the latest music organization in the United States that canceled the entire 2020-21 season, following the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic.