July 2020 – Kenosha Symphony Orchestra Update

Dear Patrons,

Your Kenosha Symphony Orchestra is working diligently to prepare for the upcoming season, exploring new ways for us to be together to share uplifting musical experiences while still creating safe environments for musicians and audience members alike. Although our plans continue to evolve and shift as information and conditions change, the Board wanted to update you on our thoughts for next season as they look now.

First, we are committed to having a season — beginning whenever we can safely be together, and spaced throughout our usual October – May time period in whatever way we can fashion. Please mark these dates in your calendar: October 10, 2020 – 7:30 pm, December 12, 2020 – 3:00 pm, March 6, 2021 – 7:30 pm, and May 1, 2021 – 7:30 pm. We will be concentrating our musical efforts on smaller, chamber music-like repertoire, starting with strings, and gradually adding woodwinds and brass, as is recommended by scientific research and health data. We may even be using different venues, depending on audience size and the number of musicians able to participate. The most important thing about next season is that it is fluid. We will be flexible as the circumstances change. If a vaccine becomes available we may be able to have a full orchestra concert by the end of the season. If not, we will present the best
possible alternative we can.

Second, because of the need to be flexible during the season, we have decided that season tickets are not a feasible option this year. Instead we would like to offer you this alternative. If you would donate to the KSO a minimum of $50 before September 15, 2020, we will consider you a Premiere Patron. This will afford you the opportunity to purchase any number of tickets for any concert two weeks before tickets are available to the general public, and for a reduced price of $25 per ticket instead of our standard $30 ticket price. Of course, you may still purchase tickets up until concert time for your reduced rate, but because we will be capping attendance at concerts to maintain a safe maximum distance between patrons, we are anticipating that concerts will sell out.

Finally, we realize that circumstances have changed for many of our patrons, and that we are all doing our best to find a new way forward. Please bear with us as we work to bring us all back together to celebrate the music we cherish in a way that brings joy without compromising health and safety. We promise to do our best to innovate and create for the sake of the arts in our lives and in our community.

With every good wish for your continued well-being,

Thea Keshavarzi
President, Kenosha Symphony Association

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