DEAR FRIENDS OF THE JCSO
This coming season, the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra is hitting the pause button out of respect for the health and safety of our musicians and audience due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We face the unknown, but optimistically plan a continuation of our 50th anniversary year which was cut short this spring. In times of stress, music is one of the things that helps keep our spirits and bodies alive and well, and we want to provide that to you.
Our plan is for a delayed, modified season this year that we hope will return to normal next season. By starting this season in February 2021, we expect to know better how to safely serve you with three masterworks concerts and a spring pops concert.
We will be revising our programming from our regular full season to our modified season, and will announce those changes before season ticket sales begin in November. We can’t offer you our regular season this year, caused by our current global uncertainty, but we know you understand our desire to serve you.
We can all enjoy music at home with headphones, speakers and video screens. This, however, doesn’t compare to the experience we get from a live performance. Our musicians represent a group of 70 highly trained and talented people who have spent literally hundreds of thousands of hours of practice and commitment to prepare themselves to perform for you. We look forward to giving you a great experience.
Further details will be passed along to you as we approach our modified season. As time goes on, we may make changes as conditions allow. As you know, times are difficult for all arts organizations, and we need our patrons now more than ever. With your help, we expect to make beautiful music this season, and to be prepared next year to enter our next 50 years.
We will be sending you opportunities to support us as we prepare for this unprecedented time.