Victoria Symphony Orchestra Suspends 2020-21 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Victoria Symphony Orchestra in Canada has suspended its 2020-21 season.

In a press release the organization noted that the decision was taken following the Province of British Columbia’s COVID-19 health regulations and Restart Plan. Performances are expected to resume when it is deemed safe to do so by the Province and its top health officials.

CEO Kathryn Laurin noted, “The Victoria Symphony would like to thank its patrons, volunteers and the community for their unstinting support of the organization during these past few months. We’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that we will continue to be recipients of our patrons’ unwavering support as we weather these extraordinary times. Now more than ever it is critical to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for our wonderful symphony orchestra. We look forward to welcoming our audiences back to the concert hall to experience live symphonic music as soon as we are able to perform safely.”

This is the latest organization that has had to make changes to its upcoming 2020-21 season. The Pacific Opera Victoria has already had to reimagine its 2020-21 season and the Portland Opera has postponed the fall portion of the 2020-21 season.