Fresno Philharmonic to require vaccination/negative COVID test to attend season performances

Posted on: August 23, 2021

“This year Fresno Philharmonic music will return directly to fans, but you’ll need more than a ticket to participate,” reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (8/18) KFSN-TV (Fresno, CA). 
“Audiences are required to wear a mask and bring evidence of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to go to an indoor concert this fall. These tests and results must be submitted within 72 hours of the date of the concert. The Philharmonic Orchestra also requires all performers, crew and staff of the concert to be fully vaccinated with COVID-19. Fresno Philharmonic will return to live indoor concert performances on September 11th and 12th. These concerts will be held at the Paul Chagoian Memorial Concert Hall on the Clovis North High School Campus.” The orchestra’s season-opening concerts, led by Music Director Rei Hotoda, will feature Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Joyce Yang, George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41. Stephen Wilson is president and CEO of the Fresno Philharmonic.