Delaware Symphony goes all-virtual for 2020-21 season

Posted on: September 28, 2020

“The COVID-19 pandemic is prompting the Delaware Symphony Orchestra to offer a fully digital 2020-2021 season, with no in-person audience shows,” reports Joe Irizarry in a text and audio story last Monday (9/21) at radio station WDDE (Dover, DE). “The season will be presented in a video-on-demand format, with digital season subscriptions and single tickets available on the Symphony’s website. Ticket holders and their household will receive a unique link to view the concert as soon as it premieres, and they will be able to view it more than once for 30 days after the link goes live. DSO Executive Director J.C. Barker says presenting the performances in this manner … ‘was the safest way to proceed our safety of our musicians and our patrons and, of course, our staff.’ … Barker adds [that] the goals for crafting this season were simple. ‘Not only the safety of everybody involved, but so that we could continue to well just bluntly keep some money in the musicians’ pockets,’ said Barker…. The season starts in October and continues with one concert per month. There will be nine concerts total this season, three Chamber Series concerts and six Classic Series concerts. “