Princeton Symphony cancels March 21-April 6 events in response to coronavirus concerns

Posted on: March 11, 2020

“Responding to concerns centered on the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Princeton Symphony Orchestra is canceling its Saturday and Sunday March 21-22 Stefan Jackiw Plays Mendelssohn concerts at Richardson Auditorium along with ancillary and community events through early April,” reads an unsigned Tuesday (3/10) article in New Jersey Stage. “PSO Executive Director Marc Uys announced the cancellations after reviewing recent preventive measures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and local authorities with the PSO’s Executive Committee and receiving word of new policies put in place by venue partners. The orchestra supports the decisions of its venues including Princeton University/Richardson Auditorium and the Institute for Advanced Study to limit public gatherings in an effort to reduce opportunities for the spread of the disease. Mr. Uys says, ‘We are absolutely concerned about the health and safety of our musicians, staff, and event attendees, and are taking the action necessary to help prevent the spread of this illness in our community and the greater Princeton region.’ ” The cancelled talks, masterclasses, and concerts were to have taken place on March 18, 21, 22, and 23, and April 5 and 6.

The League of American Orchestras is posting information about COVID-19 preparedness as a service to the orchestra field. Find resources, guidance, and updates on the League’s corona-virus preparedness site.