Allentown Symphony postpones remainder of 2020 season to 2021

Posted on: September 18, 2020

“The Allentown Symphony Association has extended its cancelation and/or postponement of in-person events at Miller Symphony Hall through the end of 2020,” reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (9/16) Morning Call (Allentown, PA). “Six events scheduled between now and the end of the year have been canceled, although some may be re-imagined in 2021…. The ASA previously had announced cancelations and postponements through Aug. 31…. ‘Music Director Diane Wittry and the ASA team are working to re-imagine events,’ … Executive Director Al Jacobsen said… ‘The fall season and beyond will present 60-70 minute, intermission-free concerts featuring smaller orchestra and chamber music ensembles, a socially-distanced hall with new safety protocols in place for in-person events, new virtual content … and the ability for our patrons to view concerts at the hall from home. El Sistema Lehigh Valley, an important education program of the ASA, continues in full force.’ … Private rental events at Miller Symphony Hall are being handled on a case-by-case basis. The ASA … also announced a ‘Classic Cars & Concerts’ drive-in theater fundraising event on Oct. 1 [which] will feature the Allentown Symphony Orchestra … talks with musicians, Wittry’s interviews with guest artists, and more.”