The Phoenix Symphony. Photo by Jared Platt.


“The Phoenix Symphony announced on Monday that it is canceling its 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” writes Elizabeth Montgomery in Monday’s (8/17) Arizona Republic (Phoenix). “Performances are to resume in 2021 for the 2021-22 season. The orchestra was forced to shut down earlier this year due to the pandemic, canceling more than 30 performances. ‘Forgoing these performances is disappointing to our musicians, staff, board of directors and loyal patrons and friends,’ president and CEO Suzanne Wilson said in a press release. ‘However, this cancellation represents the safest and most prudent plan to ensure the well-being of the entire Symphony community. As stewards of this historic and beloved institution, our mission and responsibility center on preserving our future and reuniting in Symphony Hall to celebrate our 75th Anniversary in the fall of 2021.’ According to the press release symphony organizers will be reaching out to all patrons impacted by this cancellation.”