Covid-19 Response & Updates

Updated as of 11.15.21

In order to safely celebrate our 75th anniversary season, we are implementing new concert attendance guidelines. All audience members will need to provide proof of a full course of vaccination for COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours from the start of the concert. Items you should bring for admission to the hall includes a photo ID, photo or copy of your vaccination card, OR a photo, text, or email of a negative test result, where applicable. Masks will be required indoors at all times unless actively eating or drinking. Anyone unable or unwilling to comply with these guidelines may be asked to leave the concert, however refunds will be available in such cases.

Additionally, there will be no pre-concert chats in the hall or post-concert receptions in the upper lobby as there have been in the past until it is deemed safe to resume these once more. These guidelines are subject to change as the circumstances require and if government and venue recommendations evolve.

As a reminder for ticket holders (subscribers or single ticket buyers), you have a few options for unused tickets to any of our cancelled concerts in the 19-20 season, listed below:

Donate the value of your unused ticket(s) back to the ECSO as a generous tax-deductible contribution. We will send you an acknowledgment letter for your taxes that declare the value of your gift.

Turn in your unused ticket(s) and ask that they be used to provide tickets next season (2021-22) for frontline medical workers, first responders, and essential workers.

Exchange your ticket(s) for vouchers that can be used next season to bring along friends, family, or other acquaintances to our concerts.

Request a refund for your unused ticket(s).

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ECSO’s Mission in Action during the Pandemic

The ECSO could not have completed its mission during this difficult time without the generous support of our donors.

Learn more about supporting the ECSO
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Music in the Homes

During the spring of 2020, after we cancelled events, we transformed our Music in the Schools education program into Music in the Homes.

This program led to the creation of videos for our YouTube page that families could access for in-depth music and instrument exploration from our musicians. Some musicians also joined live-streamed classrooms to perform and answer questions about music and their instruments.

Check out our education videos
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Soundscape Concert Series

We have continued to adjust the way we do things to suit the current situation of the global pandemic.

During the late summer / early fall, we were able to have outside concerts via our new Soundscape concert series.

These were the best way to continue reaching our audiences through free and low-cost performances.

At-home holiday performance

As the weather became less conducive to outside events, we were able to arrange for an at-home performance of Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride. Fifty musicians participated in this project, which came together quickly to debut on Christmas Day on our YouTube channel and social media.

Check out Sleigh Ride