Monday, March 16, 2020

PEORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POSTPONING ALL PERFORMANCES DURING THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL DUE TO CONCERNS OVER THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS

As always, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra prioritizes the health and wellness of our patrons, artists, staff, volunteers, board leadership, and venue staff. As such, we have decided to postpone our March and April concerts, Mozart and Tchaikovsky (March 14, 2020) and Beethoven @ 250: #1 (April 25, 2020), due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

On March 12, 2020, the State of Illinois issued the following guidance: that all large-scale events exceeding 1,000 individuals be cancelled or postponed for the next 30 days, and a recommendation that all public gatherings exceeding 250 people be cancelled or postponed until May 1.

We are committed to the well-being of everyone in the PSO community. During this time, the PSO will remain in regular communication with our patrons, donors, and the Greater Peoria community, providing updates about the PSO’s performance and event schedule. We will be in touch with single ticket holders and PSO subscribers with information on the rescheduled dates as soon as we have that information.

“This was a difficult but important decision,” said Executive Director Susan Hoffman. “We regret that we must postpone these wonderful concert experiences. The decision was made out of our utmost concern for the safety and well-being of the PSO community and our community at large. We look forward to returning to the stage.”

The PSO has been a presence in the Greater Peoria community for over 122 years. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we navigate this difficult situation.

For more information, please contact the PSO’s Patron Services Manager at patronservices@peoriasymphony.org or call 309.671.1096 during PSO Box Office hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM). You can stay informed on the COVID-19 virus by visiting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Peoria City/County Health Department.

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Founded in 1897, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to entertain, educate, and inspire through music. The PSO presents excellent live musical performances, innovative music education programs, and engaging community outreach efforts, which significantly impact the cultural and economic vitality of Central Illinois.

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