NJ Symphony Cancels Events Through June 7
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) has canceled its concerts, education and community engagement activities, and donor events through June 7 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) global health pandemic. This announcement follows the NJSO’s previous postponement of its concerts and activities through mid-May.
“We are deeply saddened to cancel the remainder of our 2019–20 season, but the health and safety of our communities is at the heart of the NJSO’s concerns right now,” said NJSO President and CEO Gabriel van Aalst. “When a season begins with so much promise and excitement, it is hard to imagine it could be closing out this way; but these are uncertain times, and we believe our decision is the only one we could make.
“Serving the communities of New Jersey is at the core of the NJSO’s mission. In this challenging time, we are more committed than ever to fulfilling that mission. We look forward to resuming our concerts and activities once this unprecedented threat has passed.”
The performance of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 in Concert, presented in collaboration with NJPAC, has been rescheduled for October 31. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 in Concert will now take place on June 5, 2021. The NJSO and NJPAC will honor all tickets for both concerts on their new dates.
As previously announced, rescheduled performances of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert will take place March 19–21, 2021. The Orchestra will honor all tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert on the new dates.
Plans to reschedule the other affected concerts and activities, if possible, will be announced at a later date. Patrons who have tickets for these NJSO performances have multiple ticket options from which to choose. A list of affected concerts and details about donating or exchanging tickets are available at njsymphony.org/coronavirus.
NJSO at Home musician videos and concert recordings are available at njsymphony.org/njsoathome.
All NJSO staff, including Patron Services representatives, are working remotely. Patrons with questions for Patron Services can reach a team member by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a phone message at 1 (800) 255-3476.
The 2020–21 NJSO Colton Fellowship auditions, previously slated for June 1–3, have been postponed until further notice. Until new audition dates are confirmed, applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. More information is available at njsymphony.org/fellowship.
The latest updates to the NJSO’s coronavirus response plan and frequently asked questions are available at njsymphony.org/coronavirus.