CANCELLED 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERTS TO BE RESCHEDULED INTO THE 2021-2022 SEASON
CANCELLED SUMMER EVENINGS FESTIVAL TO BE RESCHEDULED IN SUMMER 2021
New York, NY, April 9, 2020—As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, with the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff foremost in our minds, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) has extended cancellations of concerts and events at Lincoln Center through the finale of the Society’s 2019-2020 50th anniversary season (through May 19) and its annual July Summer Evenings Festival (July 8—15). All 2019-2020 50th anniversary concerts cancelled due to COVID-19 will be rescheduled as a festival in the 2021-2022 Lincoln Center season and the cancelled Summer Evenings Festival will be rescheduled in the summer of 2021. In addition, all domestic and international touring engagements have been cancelled through May 21, 2020.
Newly cancelled concerts at Lincoln Center include The Art of The Recital: Dmitri Atapine & Hyeyeon Park (May 14); Mendelssohn's Octet (May 17 and May 19); Summer Evenings I (July 8); Summer Evenings II (July 12); and Summer Evenings III (July 15). Cancelled tours include Grand Rapids, MI (April 30) and Vienna, VA (May 1).
The announcement was made today by the Chamber Music Society’s Executive Director Suzanne Davidson. “We held out until this moment the hope that the health situation would have progressed to the point where we would be able to offer our audiences the joy of attending these extraordinary final concerts of our 50th Anniversary season and Summer Evenings programs, but our gathering together safely so soon is clearly no longer possible. However, we are delighted to announce that all of the highly-anticipated 50th anniversary milestone programs and Summer Evenings concerts are not truly cancelled but just postponed – our artists are looking forward to performing them for our audiences in the incomparable acoustics of Alice Tully Hall and the Rose Studio in the upcoming 2021-2022 season.”