April 23, 2020
KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY CONCERTS CANCELED THROUGH THE END OF THE 2019/2020 SEASON
In an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Kansas City Symphony is canceling all performances through the end of the 2019/20 season (June 21, 2020). The Symphony intends to resume a full performance schedule in the fall for its 2020/21 season as conditions permit. This difficult decision has been made out of deep care and concern for you, our musicians, our community, and everyone connected to our extraordinary Symphony family.
We share your disappointment that so many of the concerts planned for this season will not be taking place. Not being able to be together for performances reminds us how much joy and inspiration music adds to our lives. We are working diligently to find new ways of lifting you up and connecting you to music you love during this crisis. And we continue preparing for the day when we can again bring you hope, joy, and inspiration through live performances.
This is a challenging time for you, for Kansas City and for your Symphony. As a ticket holder to a canceled concert, there is a simple and powerful way you can help your Symphony continue bringing great music to our community through this crisis and beyond: by turning back your tickets.
Now, more than ever, we need your support to sustain your orchestra through this unprecedented time. If you hold tickets to concerts which have been canceled, we ask that you please consider donating the value of your tickets to the Symphony. Alternatively, we can keep the value of your tickets on account for your future use, but it would mean so much to us if you would turn back your tickets as a donation instead. Donated tickets are treated as a tax-deductible contribution. The Kansas City Symphony is a community-supported 501(c)(3) organization.
What other ways can you support your Symphony? Subscribe to our upcoming 2020/21 Classical, Pops and Family Seasons now. We look forward to sharing magnificent music and extraordinary performances with you this fall in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. You can view all of our season subscription packages and special performance offerings such as The Princess Bride and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi film + orchestra concerts, online at kcsymphony.org. Call our Symphony Box Office at (816) 471-0400 and we’ll help guide you through the subscription process.
If we do not hear from you before June 30, 2020, the value of your unreturned tickets will be converted to a donation and you will receive a tax donation receipt shortly thereafter.