In August, as part of the Eugene Symphony’s new SymphonyGO! initiative, musicians Lisa McWhorter (assistant concertmaster), Stephen Chong (first violin), Lauren Elledge (viola), and Dale Bradley (cello) performed for diners at outdoor restaurants from 6 to 8 p.m. Dubbed “Strings at the Streatery,” the free series at Broadway Streatery was sponsored by the city of Eugene and presented in partnership with the Eugene Symphony and the Downtown Eugene Merchants association. Social distancing protocols were in place, including limiting groups to ten people or fewer, maintaining a minimum of six feet between groups, and wearing masks when not eating or drinking and when six feet of distance is not possible. The Eugene Symphony’s SymphonyGO! program provides virtual and in-person education and community engagement offerings to students and area residents, with all in-person activities following health and safety protocols.

Caption: Eugene Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Lisa McWhorter performs for outdoor diners in downtown Eugene, Oregon, August 22, 2020.