PEORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA POSTPONING ALL PERFORMANCES DURING THE MONTHS OF MARCH AND APRIL DUE TO CONCERNS OVER THE SPREAD OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS
For nearly 123 years, the Peoria Symphony Orchestra has made it our mission to bring transformative musical performances to the stage and beyond. We meet with our local community in concert halls, schools, senior living facilities, and more.
However, our top priority is the health and safety of our community, patrons, musicians, and staff. In light of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s recent Restore Illinois plan, we are cancelling the two previously postponed concerts that remained in our 2019/20 season.
Patrons who had tickets to Mozart and Tchaikovsky (previously rescheduled to June 27, 2020) and Beethoven @ 250: #1 (previously rescheduled to August 4, 2020) have been contacted with options to manage their tickets to cancelled performances. The PSO extends special thanks to Maui Jim, the Meredith Foundation, Virginia Spaeth, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency for their generous sponsorship and underwriting support of the cancelled Mozart & Tchaikovsky and Beethoven @ 250: #1 concerts.
Music Director George Stelluto notes:
“While I’m certainly disappointed that these concerts are cancelled, I am buoyed by the outpouring of goodwill and support for the PSO. We will get there, but we must navigate forward with both prudence and courage.”
Our patrons sustain and inspire us to do more. We know that, on the other side of this crisis, we will still be there for each other. We are encouraged by those who have reached out and asked how they can help and support us as we navigate this situation. We are particularly grateful to the many patrons who have requested the value of their tickets be used toward a tax-deductible donation to the orchestra.
Executive Director Susan Hoffman notes:
“We miss our ability to bring the joy and healing power of live music to you in these times in the standard concert format. In the meantime, please know our commitment to connect you with the music and musicians you love is unwavering.”
This is why the PSO launched #PSOAtHome: a virtual concert hall, where the community can watch performances, engage with educational content, listen to story times, and more. All of this content can be found on our social channels and our website: peoriasymphony.org/psoathome.
We are all looking forward to welcoming and celebrating our 123rd year, for what will be an extraordinary 2020/21 season. For more information, please contact the PSO’s Patron Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309.671.1096 during PSO Box Office hours (Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM).