Covid-19 Response & Updates

Updated as of 5.6.2021

As restrictions from the State of CT are lifting soon, we are excited to have plans in place for summer performances that will be safely held outdoors. If you haven’t seen our post about our Stonington Vineyards concert Gala on June 25, 2021, please click here to check it out!

Additionally, we have dates for you to hold for the time being for our 2021-22 concert season. We will send out a brochure with repertoire when it’s finalized and the events will be updated on our website here, as well as on the Garde Arts Center’s website and any other venues where we will perform. Here are the 2021-22 Saturday evening concerts to hold in your calendar:

Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 7:30pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 7:30pm
Saturday, January 22, 2022 – 7:30pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022 – 7:30pm
Saturday, March 19, 2022 – 7:30pm
Saturday, May 7, 2022 – 7:30pm

More information will be sent out when we have more clarity, but we are holding your seats for when this extended intermission is lifted. Single ticket sales will also go into effect and be widely publicized once our repertoire and soloists are confirmed for the 2021-22 season.

Please stay tuned as we keep you updated through our e-blast (sign up on our front page) and social media. As a reminder for ticketholders (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