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San Diego Symphony cancels remainder of 2019-20 spring season

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Posted at 2:37 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 17:42:32-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The San Diego Symphony is canceling the remainder of its spring concert season.

The symphony announced it will cancel the remainder of its 2019-20 spring season through May 30 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The canceled concerts at include:

  • April 17 & 18, 7:30 p.m. – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™, Part 1 at Copley Symphony Hall (postponed to 9/4-5 @ The Shell)
  • April 25, 8 p.m. – Coltrane X 2: Giant Steps + Blue Train in Concert at Copley Symphony Hall
  • April 25, 11 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. – Music Connects in Foothills United Methodist Church
  • April 26, 2 p.m. – Gold Rush: An American Adventure at Copley Symphony Hall
  • May 2, 7:30 p.m. – Casablanca in Concert at Copley Symphony Hall
  • May 8 & 9, 8 p.m. – Bronfman Performs Brahms at Copley Symphony Hall
  • May 10, 2 p.m. – Bronfman Performs Brahms at Copley Symphony Hall
  • May 12, 7:30 p.m. – Bronfman Plays Schumann at The Conrad in La Jolla
  • May 16, 8 p.m. – French Fantasies: Debussy & Ravel at Copley Symphony Hall
  • May 17, 2 p.m. – French Fantasies: Debussy & Ravel at Copley Symphony Hall
  • May 22 & 23, 8 p.m. – Beethoven Symphony No. 9 at Copley Symphony Hall
  • May 24, 2 p.m. – Beethoven Symphony No. 9 at Copley Symphony Hall
  • May 30, 8 p.m. – Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra at Copley Symphony Hall

The symphony is also asking those with tickets to the events to either donate the value of their tickets back to the symphony, exchange the tickets for a 2020-2021 performance, or put the tickets on an account for future use.

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“Now more than ever, we need the support of our patrons. I respectfully ask that ticketholders consider donating the value of their ticket back to the San Diego Symphony. Their tax-deductible donation today means that the next time they are able to join us at Copley Symphony Hall for a concert, the orchestra will be here to share the joy of live music with them once more, as a healthy, vibrant and financially secure organization,” said Martha Gilmer, San Diego Symphony CEO.

In a separate statement, Gilmer said construction of the symphony's "Shell" venue at the Embarcadero and summer concert series has yet to be changed.

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"Currently, none of the San Diego Symphony's Summer concerts have been canceled or postponed. At this moment, we simply do not have enough information to predict what our summer season can look like in light of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. It is our desire to present concerts at The Shell as soon as possible, but only when it is safe to do so, and we will keep you updated as our plans for summer become clearer," Gilmer said.