Eugene Symphony responds to COVID-19 developments by rescheduling March events
Posted on March 12, 2020
EUGENE, OR (Mar 12, 2020)—The Eugene Symphony is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of all who participate in its concerts and events throughout the region. Based on multiple factors, including updates on the spread of the COVID-19 virus from authorities including Governor Kate Brown’s administration, the Oregon Health Authority, and Lane County Public Health, Eugene Symphony has rescheduled its Symphonic series concert on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. to Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
At this time, the concert program, conductor, and soloist will remain the same on May 30 as previously scheduled on March 19. Other events corresponding to the March 19 concert, such as Symphony Happy Hour, the Laura Avery Visiting Masters piano master class, Symphony Yoga, and Composer Matt Browne’s Residency Activities, are also postponed.
Patrons with tickets for March 19 should retain them for use on May 30, or call the Hult Center Ticket Office at 541-682-5000 to exchange to another Eugene Symphony event during the 2019/20 season. At this time, Eugene Symphony’s concerts on April 23, April 26, and May 14 are expected to be performed.
Related to this rapidly changing situation, pianist and songwriter Ben Folds has postponed his upcoming national tour until later this calendar year. He was scheduled to perform with the Eugene Symphony on Saturday, May 30. Eugene Symphony is working to confirm a new date in fall 2020.
Patrons with tickets for the Ben Folds performance on May 30 should retain them for use on a date to be confirmed and communicated soon.
Patrons who choose not to attend a concert may also donate the value of their tickets as a tax- creditable contribution to the Eugene Symphony. Please contact the Hult Center Ticket Office at 541-682-5000 to utilize this option.
Additionally, Eugene Symphony’s elementary school Youth Concerts scheduled for Tuesday, March 17 are postponed. Working closely with local schools, Eugene Symphony will make every effort to reschedule them before the end of the academic year, if possible.
Eugene Symphony’s Board of Directors and staff leadership are keeping the community’s health at the forefront of its decision-making and will communicate clearly and directly with patrons if any further changes occur. Information related to this issue is also being posted at eugenesymphony.org.
About Eugene Symphony
Now in its 54th season, the Eugene Symphony is a nonprofit and 83-member orchestra based in Eugene, Oregon. Led by Music Director & Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, Eugene Symphony reaches more than 40,000 adults and children annually with live music performances. Recognized as a cornerstone of the performing arts in Oregon's southern Willamette Valley, Eugene Symphony pursues its mission of enriching lives through the power of music by presenting annual classical and pops concerts, as well as music education and community engagement programs, regularly commissioning and premiering new American works, and disseminating its performances via radio broadcasts and recordings. More at eugenesymphony.org.