Following the postponement, last week, of all its March concerts, the New Jersey Symphony has extended the suspension of all activities through May 10. In addition to concerts, this includes educational and community engagement events, and the symphony’s April 23 Spring Into Music Gala at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.
“With the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, and with many of our patrons and communities falling into the categories of those most vulnerable to this virus, postponing these additional concerts and activities is the best way for us to do our part to protect our communities,” said NJSO president and CEO Gabriel van Aalst in a press release.
Some of the concerts may be rescheduled, and four already have. The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” concerts, in which the symphony will provide live music for screenings of the 2015 film, have been moved from April 17–19 of this year to March 19-21 of next year (The Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, March 19; two shows at NJPAC in Newark, March 20; and the State Theatre in New Brunswick, March 21). Tickets for the original concerts will be honored.
For exchange opportunities for those who have bought tickets to these shows or others, visit njsymphony.org/coronavirus.
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