East Texas Symphony Orchestra postpones 2020-21 season to 2021-22, due to pandemic

Posted on: November 12, 2020

“The East Texas Symphony Orchestra has postponed its 2020-21 season of subscription concerts due to the ongoing threat of the COVID-19 pandemic,” writes Giselle Chavez in Tuesday’s (11/10) CBS19 (Tyler, TX). “The series, scheduled to start in January, will now begin in the fall of 2021…. Discussions, led by the ETSO COVID-19 Task Force, included medical professionals in the community, local civic leaders, and representatives of the University of Texas at Tyler and the UT Tyler Cowan Center where the orchestra performs. ETSO says they are working with guest artists and musicians to move the scheduled concerts to the 2021/2022 season…. While the full orchestra may not be able to perform this season, the East Texas Symphony Orchestra is already working on a variety of ways to bring music to its audiences and provide performance opportunities for the core musicians of the orchestra. ETSO says they plan to continue small ensemble performances in the community similar to the successful ‘Sundown with the Symphony’ events held in October. The orchestra also will share new and archival performances via various digital platforms. Educational programming and live streaming of ensemble concerts are in the works as well.”