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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Preparedness

Concerts and events canceled through May 9, 2020.

March 25, 2020 – Update

Today, Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference and announced that all schools in Maryland will be closed until Friday, April 24 to help combat the growing COVID-19 pandemic in our state.

Maryland Hall, where our offices are located, is owned by the State Department of Education. As a result, we are following the State of Maryland’s school closure policy.

Our team is working remotely during our regular business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:30 pm). The best way to contact us is to email info@annapolissymphony.org. We do not have the ability to check our voicemail messages remotely. Thank you for your support and patience during this time.


March 20, 2020 – 3 PM (Concert & Event Update)

Today, we announce the additional cancellations of our concerts and events through Saturday, May 9, 2020:

  • March 20 & 21 – Masterworks Concert with Robert DiLutis
  • April 6 & 16 – Symphony Study with Dr. Rachel Franklin
  • April 26 – Chamber Music Series: Woodwind Quintet
  • May 1 & 2 – Masterworks Concert with Awadagin Pratt
  • May 6 & 7 – Concerts for Schoolchildren
  • May 9 – The Life & Times of Beethoven

On March 15, the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) announced new measures to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. Among them, was new guidance restricting all gatherings greater than 50 people for eight weeks. We take their guidance, and the health of our community, seriously.

While the world is beginning to feel the effects of the coronavirus, for our musicians the pain is especially acute. Widespread cancellations pose a significant threat to their livelihood. Knowing that their livelihood is at risk, the Symphony’s Board has created the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Musician fund. Our goal is to reduce their financial strain to the greatest extent possible.

If you are a ticket holder to any of the above-listed concerts, please email info@annapolissymphony.org to either: 

  • OPTION 1 – Donate the cost of your ticket(s) to the Musician Fund and receive a tax receipt in the mail
  • OPTION 2 – Request a full refund for your ticket(s)

If you have tickets to one or more of the events listed above, please list them all in your email. Regardless of which approach you take, we look forward to working with you to handle your unused ticket in the way that works best for you. 


 

March 16, 2020 – 3:30 PM (Ticket Update)

As you are now well aware, the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has made its way to Maryland and is continuing to develop.

On March 12, we announced the cancellation of our Masterworks concerts on March 20 & 21. We were deeply disappointed to cancel these performances. Music is a universal language and uplifts spirits in difficult times, so we were even more heart-broken to cancel. We wanted to bring you, our subscribers and ticket holders, the healing power of music, and we are sorry that we could not do that.

If you are a ticket holder to the March 20 or 21 concerts, please email info@annapolissymphony.org to either:

OPTION 1 – Donate the cost of your ticket(s) to the Musician Fund and receive a tax receipt in the mail

OPTION 2 – Request a full refund for your ticket

Regardless of which approach you take, we look forward to working with you to handle your unused ticket in the way that works best for you. We look forward to seeing you back at Maryland Hall when this crisis is over. You are the reason we make music and we look forward to bringing live performances to you in the near future.  In the meantime, be safe.


March 12, 2020 – 5:30 PM

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra announces today the cancellation of our Masterworks concerts on March 20 and March 21. The Box Office will contact ticket holders for these canceled performances.

There is no higher priority of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra than the health and safety of our concertgoers, students, musicians, staff, and volunteers.

As we are sure you are aware, the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has made its way to Maryland. It is an evolving situation from day to day, to hour to hour, minute by minute.

Today, Governor Larry Hogan held a press conference. He announced several new measures put in place to contain the spread of coronavirus in Maryland. Among them are: social distancing, and prohibited gatherings, public or private, of more than 250 people.

We know there will be many questions in the coming days about future Symphony events. Maryland Hall, and the Symphony Box Office, will be closed, by order of the Governor, Friday, March 13 at 5:30 PM through March 27, 2020.

We will do our best to monitor emails. However, Symphony staff are not able to check phone messages remotely. If you need to contact someone at the Symphony, please email info@annapolissymphony.org.

We encourage you to keep an eye on our website and social media channels for the most up-to-date information regarding performances and events.


March 11, 2020 – 5:30 PM

The Annapolis Symphony is committed to providing a safe environment for our concerts and events and continues to get the latest updates from county officials.  At 4:30 PM today, Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman held a press conference with local government leaders and department heads to update the public on the county’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and provide guidance to organizations and county residents.

At this time, all Annapolis Symphony concerts and events will occur as scheduled. We understand the fluidity of the situation. We continue to monitor the situation and changing events. We will reassess the situation as more information becomes available and will provide updates on this site.


March 10, 2020 – 2 PM

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is carefully monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). There is no higher priority than the health and safety of our concertgoers, students, musicians, staff, and volunteers. We are working closely with Maryland Hall to help protect you and keep our performance venue clean and safe.

Maryland Hall has assured us that they are stepping up general precautions including, but not limited to:

  • Installing hand-sanitizer dispensers positioned throughout the facility
  • Additional cleaning and sanitizing of handrails, door handles, elevator buttons, and other frequently contacted surfaces

At this time, all Annapolis Symphony events and concerts will occur as scheduled.

As the CDC and Anne Arundel County health authorities provide updates to COVID-19 in Maryland, our policy will be updated accordingly.

The latest updates will be posted here and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra Box Office outgoing voicemail will also be updated if there are any changes to the concert schedule.