Wichita Symphony in Kansas cancels remainder of 2019-20 season, including August festival

Posted on: June 3, 2020

“When the coronavirus pandemic hit, the Wichita Symphony had to postpone its four final concerts of the season scheduled for March, April and May—including a big show featuring actress and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth,” writes Denise Neil in Friday’s (5/29) Wichita Eagle (Wichita, KS). “The plan was to reschedule them all for a ‘SummerFest’ series in August. But now, that’s not happening, symphony CEO Don Reinhold said in an e-mail to patrons sent out on Friday, which is also posted on the symphony’s website…. ‘Out of concern for the safety and health of our patrons, musicians, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, we regretfully cannot perform these concerts at this time and will attempt to program them in a future season,’ he wrote. The canceled shows include ‘Ravel & Brahms,’ originally scheduled for March 14-15, ‘The Rose of Sonora,’ originally scheduled for April 4-5, ‘Apollo 13 in Concert,’ scheduled for April 18, and the Chenoweth show that was to happen on May 16…. Reinhold said that he and his staff were not making decisions yet about the 2020-2021 season.… Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center [where the Wichita Symphony performs] is still closed to the public.”