Cheyenne Symphony to perform rescheduled Mahler/Beethoven concert, with social distancing

Posted on: July 29, 2020

“The pandemic effect hit the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra early on, causing it to postpone the ‘Mahler and Beethoven’ concert planned for late March,” writes Ellen Fike in Tuesday’s (7/28) Cheyenne Post (WY). The performance, featuring the Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and Beethoven’s “Egmont” Overture and Symphony No. 3, “will occur in August, with a matinee and evening concert. Cheyenne Civic Center’s new seating plan factors in enough space to allow for social distancing during concerts…. The 800 ticket holders will be divided into two groups of 400 [and] the civic center will require the string and percussion players, and music director William Intriligator, to wear masks…. ‘That show usually requires 95 musicians on stage,’ CSO executive director Lindsey Reynolds said. ‘We’ve amended it to have [around] 50 players…. The ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ show now will be performed on June 12, 2021…. The first CSO concert that will again be open to the public will be sometime in October…. ‘We’re going to do some smaller events that have been reprogrammed to fit a smaller orchestra and musical repertoire for them,’ Reynolds said.… The orchestra is planning to return to a traditional-size orchestra in January.”