Temecula Valley Symphony released a statement Saturday, March 14 regarding upcoming concerts and symphony rehearsals planned for the coming weeks and months.
“Temecula Valley Symphony is canceling its April 11 ‘Winners’ concert in accordance with the Governor’s announcement to cancel all large events of 250 people or more due to the rapidly changing developments regarding the coronavirus, school closures, concert and event closures, etc.,” the statement reads. “The ‘Carnival of Music’ concert scheduled for Sunday, March 15 has been canceled by the city of Temecula.”
The symphony will combine the “Winners” concert with its May 30 scheduled concert for one big season finale. The symphony’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser, scheduled for April 22 is now postponed until later in the year.
“The program will include the 1812 Overture and Polovetsian Dances performed jointly by the Symphony and Symphony Chorus, plus we will feature the three winners of our 2020 Concerto Competition,” according to the statement. “Adagietto from Mahler’s 5th Symphony is also slated for May and was graciously sponsored by patron Albert Ball. This will allow us the ability to more efficiently use our financial resources and provide you, our audience, and our performers, with the best possible concert experience.”
All symphony, youth symphony and chorus rehearsals have been canceled until further notice.