Bozeman Symphony cancels live fall season, plans to return in spring 2021

Posted on: September 10, 2020

“The Bozeman Symphony announced it was postponing its fall season, scheduled to start this month, due to COVID-19 safety concerns,” writes Liz Weber in Monday’s (9/7) Bozeman Chronicle (Bozeman, MT). “In its news release, the symphony said it had made the decision after consulting guidelines from local, state and national levels, and international studies on the aerosol spread of the virus during performances. Earlier this year, the symphony conducted an audience survey, which showed patrons were willing to support the organization, no matter what performance offerings would look like.… The symphony leadership said it considered stage size, venue capacity, audience safety, and input from the Gallatin County Health Department and community partners in making its decision to postpone the fall season. The symphony still plans to offer some fall entertainment, just in a different form than its typical concert series. Music Director Norman Huynh will host a video blog on his adventures around town on the symphony’s YouTube channel and its social media will feature a look at the lives of its musicians. In the news release, the symphony said … it still intended to present six concerts during its spring and summer seasons next year.”