Johnson City Symphony cancels spring 2021 concerts, with plans to move to virtual platform

Posted on: November 18, 2020

“The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra has announced that concerts will not be held in the spring of 2021 due to COVID-19,” writes Murry Lee in Tuesday’s (11/17) WJHL-TV (Johnson City, Tennessee). “In a release, the board of directors of the symphony said Seeger Chapel is not currently available due to the virus. Other venues have not worked out as possible alternatives, according to the release. ‘We can no longer plan for concerts in February or March. However, we hope to have acceptable and safe venues for small ensemble concerts in April and May, with an outdoor pops concert in early summer. Given the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, these plans may need to evolve with time.’ The board said in the release that the health and safety of both the musicians and patrons is their top priority. Friends of the symphony will be notified in the near future about virtual connections with the symphony, according to the release.”