Mark Gresham | 17 MAR 2020 @ 6:00am ET (updated 17 MAR @ 7:01pm)
NEW YORK, NY— Carnegie Hall announced Monday evening that it is cancelling all public concerts through May 10. That time frame includes the April 4 performance of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, which was to have been led by music director Robert Spano — a significant tour event that was part of the ASO’s 75th anniversary season.
In a statement about the cancellations on their website and Facebook page, Carnegie Hall explained the decision:
Patrons who have any further questions should email email@example.com. Please note that email volume may be high, and tickets may be refunded on a delayed schedule.
All other events scheduled for May 11 and beyond will continue as planned, pending the Hall’s reopening. Visit carnegiehall.org/events for the most up-to-date information. […] We look forward to welcoming you back to Carnegie Hall as soon as we are able to safely reopen our doors.
In a 6:30pm e-mail on Tuesday evening, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra confirmed the cancellation of their April 4 Carnegie Hall appearance, along with a current list of other Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Hall LIVE events that have been cancelled as of Tuesday evening due to the CCOVID`19 pademic, including both Atlanta Symphony Hall performances of “Missa solemnis” (March 26 & 27), the previously postponed subscription concerts with Andre Watts (March 19 &21) and affirmed cancellation of another planned appearance, again with Watts, at the Savannah Music Festival which was cancelled last week.
Update: The complete list of Atlanta Symphony cancellations, as announced on Tuesday evening, March 17, have been published in a subsequent article. ■