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Public Health Update - The Coronavirus (updated 3/19/20)

March 29, 2020

Hello BSO Supporters and Musicians - 

In an effort to keep everyone healthy and reduce the risk of transmission, the BSO has made the difficult decision to cancel the Between Worlds - Harmony from Discord concert and related events scheduled for Sunday, March 15th. With the growing concern around the coronavirus (Covid-19), I want to assure you that the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra Office Staff and Board of Directors are closely monitoring the situation. We are doing everything possible to protect the health of our patrons, staff, musicians, and the greater public. We are receiving regular updates from Whatcom County Health Department, Washington State Department of Health, and the Center for Disease Control

Since we aren’t able to perform for you live, we took the step of making a recording of our rehearsal with our soloists and will make the recording available through our website on the Watch and Listen page under the Events tab. The recording will now be available through Sunday, March 22nd!!! For questions about how to watch online, please email info@bellinghamsymphony.org or call our office at 360-756-6752.

Even though we can’t make music together at the concert, you can help to keep the music going! Cancelling a concert has significant financial ramifications for the BSO. Instead of a refund, please consider donating your ticket back to the Symphony. Please contact the Mount Baker Theatre Ticket Office at (360) 734-6080 or email tickets@mountbakertheatre.com to set up your donation by Wednesday, March 25th. All purchased tickets will be automatically refunded at that time unless otherwise specified. If you purchased with a credit card, refunds will be issued to the original credit card used. If you purchased with cash or check, a check will be mailed to the address on file. Please allow 1-2 billing cycles for your refund to appear. If you choose to donate, the Symphony will receive your gift and send you a donation receipt, with our deepest gratitude.

If you have the resources, we ask that you consider a financial donation to the Bellingham Symphony Orchestra and other arts organizations. The impact of cancelled events is significant for artists, venues, and organizers.

I understand this is a worrisome time for many of us. I hope we will be able to have our spirits uplifted through the power of music in the future.

Sincerely,

Gail Ridenour

BSO Executive Director

Updated 3/19/20