London Symphony Orchestra Adopts Regular COVID-19 Testing Protocol

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: London Symphony Orchestra Facebook page)

Company DnaNudge has announced today that it has struck a special partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra in order to deliver regular COVID-19 testing to the orchestra’s 120 musicians.

In a press release, the organization noted that the entire orchestra completed testing prior to the first group rehearsal in anticipation of the 2020 BBC Prom concert on August 30, 2020. DnaNudge added that testing will continue for the remainder of the year as the company embarks on its fall program.

“Music’s ability to connect and inspire people has never been more needed, so it has been so truly wonderful for the orchestra to be able to gather together again – an experience that has been so much missed by our musicians and by our audiences. We are hugely excited about our remarkable upcoming program, and we are immensely thankful to Professor Toumazou and the entire DnaNudge team for their part in getting this world-class orchestra back where it belongs – sharing the transformative power of incredible music,” said the London Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director Sir Simon Rattle.

“DnaNudge has been absolutely instrumental in our successful return to rehearsals and live performance, and we are thrilled to have been able to relaunch a program of live performances for our audience. The testing provided so generously by DnaNudge is a key part of our overall safety measures that we have put in place to give our talented musicians, dedicated staff, and valued audiences the reassurance and confidence to securely assemble once more,” added the LSO Managing Director Kathryn McDowell.