Detroit, (December 11, 2020) – Today, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announced the cancellation of tonight’s DSO Digital Concert out of an abundance of caution due to a member of the orchestra being identified as coming in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The DSO is exploring several options to move tonight’s program to next week, along with the orchestra’s annual Home for the Holidays program.
The health and safety of DSO musicians and staff are the highest priorities for the orchestra. The DSO continues to employ best-in-class health and safety protocols, including regular weekly testing, extensive cleaning of the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, and social distancing measures on stage. All on-site personnel wear masks before and after each concert, while conductors, string players, percussionists, and support staff wear masks during each performance.
Tonight’s program was to have featured Music Director Jader Bignamini conducting the DSO in Jessie Montgomery’s Starburst, R. Strauss’s Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra in D major with soloist Alexander Kinmonth (DSO Principal Oboe), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.”
Patrons should follow dso.org and social media for updates on the rescheduled date. Those with questions may contact the DSO Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 313-576-5111, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.