Good afternoon all
As you may be aware, Australia’s Chief Medical Officer today advised premiers, chief ministers and the Prime Minister that mass gatherings of more than 500 people should be cancelled due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
As such, Llewellyn One: Organ Symphony will not go ahead on 18/19 March. Given the smaller audience size, Recital One: CSO Percussion (this Sunday 15 March) will go ahead as planned. However, patrons who feel unwell should avoid public gatherings and seek medical advice.
The health and safety of our audience members, staff and musicians is paramount. With this in mind, we are exploring how we might bring our valued audience members a concert experience within government guidelines, in lieu of the Llewellyn One: Organ Symphony concert. We remain committed to both enriching the life of this city and region through music, particularly during times of struggle, and supporting our musicians and the local arts ecosystem.
CSO tickets are non-refundable except as outlined in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice. Patrons who have purchased tickets for Llewellyn One: Organ Symphony will be eligible for a full refund. Patrons will also have the option to convert their ticket to a tax-deductible donation to the CSO, if they wish. Communication will go out shortly to these patrons, with further information about the refund process.
Further information about changes and/or cancellations to other CSO events in the coming weeks and months will be disseminated via CSO channels including email, on social media and on our website.
On behalf of the CSO Board and staff, and our musicians, I thank you for your continued support during what is an incredibly challenging time for the arts, in Canberra and across Australia. We will continue to explore options to support the Canberra community through music.
Chief Executive Officer