LUBBOCK, TX – The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) announced the decision to cancel Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on April 24 & 25 due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus and in accordance with CDC recommendations and the current city-wide restrictions on large gatherings. Additionally, the LSO will continue reviewing the most up-to-date information available and make a determination about Night at the Movies on May 8 soon.
“Out of concern for the safety of our patrons, musicians, staff and volunteers, and with deep respect for the work and recommendations of the local and national public health authorities, the LSO Board of Directors has decided to cancel our upcoming concert on April 24 and 25,” said Galen Wixson, LSO CEO & president. “Like all of our patrons, I’m profoundly disappointed to see an early end to our phenomenal Masterworks series. We are singularly committed to our mission to provide incredible musical experiences for our community, and to be unable to fulfill this promise to our neighbors is devastating. In this dark time when people are suffering and so much of what we love and value has been cancelled—from education and weddings to our incredible Red Raiders athletics—it’s especially difficult to suspend our concerts when the world desperately needs the joy and light that music brings. Still, we believe this is the essential step to protect the most vulnerable within the LSO family and support our global community waging war with this unprecedented event.”
Ticket-holders have the option of designating a tax-deductible donation in the value of their tickets or requesting a refund by the concert date. For more information, or to request a donation receipt or refund, call the LSO Box Office at (806) 762-1688.
For more information, call (806) 762-1688 or visit www.LubbockSymphony.org.
The Lubbock Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is one of the oldest community organizations in Lubbock. Founded in 1946, LSO is an integral part of the cultural fabric of the South Plains region and is made up of professional talented musicians from all parts of the Lubbock Community. The LSO seeks to enhance the community we serve by providing quality symphonic performances and educational experiences for thousands of children across the greater Lubbock area.