Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 Cape Symphony season will be rescheduled to 2021-22. This announcement is in response to the news that the Barnstable Public School buildings, including the Barnstable Performing Arts Center, will not be available to outside organizations during the 2020-21 school year.
“This unprecedented situation is devastating to our musicians, staff, and trustees, as well as to our valued customers who receive so much joy from experiencing our concerts,” said Cape Symphony & Conservatory Executive Director Michael Albaugh. “We hope that if public health conditions change, we may be able to perform in the spring of 2021, but obviously, the health and safety of the community takes priority.”
Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director & Conductor of the Cape Symphony, said, “I’m deeply saddened by this news, but without a comparable venue on Cape Cod, we can’t present a full Cape Symphony production. Meanwhile, we are planning events for smaller venues with social distancing for attendees and a few musicians.”
Pak added, “I’m optimistic about the future, and I promise that when we return, the Cape Symphony experience will be better than ever.”
This announcement follows previous pandemic-related cancelations and postponements of both concerts and classes, resulting in an expected $2 million revenue loss for the Cape Symphony & Conservatory.
“As an organization, we are looking at multiple strategies right now, and are fully committed to not just surviving but thriving. We need public support in order to come out the other side of this crisis,” said Albaugh. “We have faith that the Cape Cod community will stand by us as we continue to plan for a strong future.”
Donations can be made by visiting capesymphony.org and clicking on “Give.”
All 2019/20 Cape Symphony series subscriptions will be held for the 2021/22 season. Anyone with questions regarding subscriptions or tickets may contact the Cape Symphony Box Office at 508.362.1111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to employee furloughs, responses to inquiries may be delayed. The Cape Symphony office, including the Box Office, at 1060 Falmouth Road in Hyannis remains closed.