The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has canceled the entire 2020-21 season, due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The cancellation marks the first time in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s 90-year history that it will not perform a season.
Per the official press statement, the organization said, “While the mutual desire is to return world-class music to a city that has been upended by the events of the last few months, the orchestra recognizes the challenges presented to the ISO by the pandemic and unforeseen economic pressures. For those reasons, the 2020-21 indoor season will not go on as planned.”
“Although we will not be able to bring you the performances we had planned, we are committed to collaboratively exploring creative ways to continue to connect with our patrons and return to performing if conditions allow. We will also be meeting to discuss how the musicians will be supported in the interim, with a priority on providing health insurance for the musicians and their families. The pandemic only heightens our shared resolve to assure the ISO is positioned to provide the most transformational and impactful programs for our community,” added the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is the latest in a line of opera companies and orchestras to fully cancel or reshape the upcoming 2020-21 season.