Cape Ann Symphony to hold backyard concert, with social distancing

Posted on: July 21, 2020

“The show must go on—just not quite as it did before,” reads an unsigned Friday (7/17) article in Ipswich Local News (Ipswich, MA). “The Cape Ann Symphony will hold a Summer Awakening concert outdoors, with a limited crowd and social distancing on August 16. ‘Cape Ann Symphony is very excited about being able to schedule an outdoor concert event during the time of COVID,’ CAS president Fran White said in an announcement…. ‘We are grateful to Fran White and her husband, David, for opening up their large backyard to host a concert,’ said conductor and music director Maestro Yoichi Udagawa.… White noted that organizers are following state guidelines for gatherings. ‘Hand sanitizer will be readily available, and attendees will be encouraged to maintain social distancing at all times. Masks will be required and available as needed..’… The Summer Awakening concert program includes: William Grant Still’s Mother and Child … Richard Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll … Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 29.” White said, “Holding a concert this summer is important to Cape Ann Symphony, since we know that the rest of our 2020 season must be canceled. We hope that 2021 will bring progress to the control of the virus and we will be able to schedule concerts.”