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Cleveland Orchestra cancel Christmas concerts as COVID-19 cases surge

The collection was slated to happen at Severance Corridor on December 10 via December 23.

CLEVELAND — *Editor’s Notice: The video above is from programming that aired on Might 11.

The Cleveland Orchestra has determined to cancel all of its 2020 Christmas Concert events as Coronavirus instances surge throughout the state. 

The collection was slated to happen at Severance Corridor on December 10 via December 23.

“As all of us comply with the alarming information of elevated numbers of constructive Covid-19 instances throughout your entire state of Ohio and the nation, please know that our priorities lie with making certain everybody keep protected throughout this terrible time,” stated André Gremillet, President & CEO of The Cleveland Orchestra. 

He went on to clarify that whereas cancelling the long-standing custom is gloomy, it is best for the well being and security of the viewers, musicians, employees and volunteers, which should come first. 

“Canceling our Christmas concert events is simply one other very small instance of how our world in 2020 has turned us all the wrong way up. The choice to cancel the concert events whereas not straightforward, however has turn into apparent. It’s so unlucky as everyone knows how a lot these concert events are a cherished, vacation season custom for our neighborhood,” he continued.

Gremillet launched a video Wednesday on YouTube discussing the choice. You possibly can watch the video within the participant beneath. 


The next choices can be found to ticket holders for the 2020 Christmas Concert events:

  • Donate tickets. Please kindly take into account donating tickets again to The Cleveland Orchestra and obtain a tax receipt for the overall ticket worth. This feature could be tremendously useful in our efforts to reduce the massive monetary impression this disaster is already having on The Cleveland Orchestra. Ticket donations could be made at: clevelandorchestra.com/donatetickets. Thanks upfront on your generosity.
  • Change tickets for a present certificates. Reward certificates are non-refundable, however can be utilized at any time sooner or later, together with through the pre-sale for 2021 Christmas Concert events.
  • Obtain a refund for the worth of the ticket(s).

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