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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Last Updated: April 30, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Due to Governor Janet Mill’s April 28th announcementthe CDC’s guidelines on social distancing, and in an effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be canceling all Portland Symphony Orchestra concerts as well as select events (listed below) through June 23, 2020. 

Portland Symphony Orchestra fully supports the efforts of public health officials to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We are committed to the health and safety of our patrons, musicians, staff, and the greater community. We will continue to follow all guidelines made by local, state, or federal health officials.

CANCELED CONCERTS:

  • Sun, May 3, 2020: Sunday Classical: Verdi’s Requiem
  • Tues, May 5, 2020: Tuesday Classical: Verdi’s Requiem
  • Mon, May 11, 2020: Youth Concerts
  • Tues, May 12, 2020: Youth Concerts
  • Sun, May 17, 2020: Discovery Concert: Superhero Symphony
  • Sat, June 13, 2020: POPS! The Music of John Williams 
  • Sun, June 14, 2020: POPS! The Music of John Williams 
  • Tue, June 23, 2020: Tuesday Classical: Brahms’ Fourth 

CANCELED EVENTS:

  • Sun, May 17, 2020: Symphony + Spirits

Options if you have tickets to a canceled concert:  

  • Donate your ticket: We encourage you to donate your ticket as a tax-deductible donation. As a nonprofit arts organization, the Portland Symphony Orchestra relies on the people we serve. That has never been more true than during this time of event closures as our community works together to reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Your support today is vital to the fiscal health of the PSO.
  • Other options: Refunds are available when other options are not feasible. Tickets must be turned in for refund by June 30, 2020. Please contact PortTIX for more information.

Please use this online form to let PortTIX know how you would like to proceed with your tickets. If you have already submitted a request via email you do not need to complete this form. 

If you have questions regarding any of the above ticketing options, please contact PortTIX at help@porttix.com or by calling 207-842-0800 by June 30, 2020. Their current operating hours are Monday-Friday, NOON – 6 PM. These hours are subject to change, for the most recent hours of operation please visit the PortTIX website at https://www.porttix.com/.

Please be aware that we are responding to a high volume of calls and emails and your inquiry may take longer than normal to answer. Ticket exchanges, donations, and refunds may take up to 30 days to process. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

The health and safety of our patrons, musicians, and the community is of the utmost importance to your Portland Symphony Orchestra. We encourage our patrons, musicians, and staff to take extra precautions as outlined by the CDC here. For more information on the novel coronavirus in Maine please check the Maine CDC site here, call 211, or email info@211maine.org.

WEATHERING THIS TOGETHER:

In these trying times, we are reminded of the tremendous power music has to bring comfort, calm, and a sense of community. As cancellations of performances become widespread in the wake of the novel coronavirus, the financial implications for arts organizations around Maine and the world are far-reaching. In order to help sustain our work through these challenging times and beyond, we encourage ticket-holders for any canceled Portland Symphony Orchestra concerts to consider donating their tickets back to the PSO. Your support is not only appreciated but vital to keeping the music alive.

Over the coming weeks, we will continue to enrich the lives of as many people as possible through music including the following virtual and broadcast initiatives:

Our digital series PSO: Notes from Home allows our amazing musicians to bring music from their home to yours. We hope their art will help bring light and comfort to you and yours.

Our new digital program PSO: Education Everywhere consists of educational videos, activities, and playlists created by PSO musicians and staff for all ages.

Listen to our Symphony Sunday: PSO Broadcasts every other Sunday at 3 PM on Maine Public Classical. Revisit and relive archival PSO recordings from the comfort of your own home.
Dates: May 3, May 17, May 31, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, and September 20.

Through all of this, we have been heartened and inspired by the support and resilience of our community and are confident we can navigate these challenges together. Until we see each other again, stay safe and be well.

 

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