What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?

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Ricordanza
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What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?

Post by Ricordanza » Fri May 15, 2020 6:32 am

That's the question on my mind. I don't see how "social distancing" can be applied; audience capacity would have to be reduced drastically, and that would not be financially feasible for already strained budgets. And how do you fit a 100-piece orchestra on the stage with musicians spaced six feet apart? On the other hand, do we just go back to "normal?"

Nevertheless, I just took a chance and renewed my subscription for the 2020-2021 Philadelphia Orchestra season. The first concert in my series is scheduled for November 21, 2020, and features Yefim Bronfman as the soloist in Rach 3. Other concerts feature soloists such as Hilary Hahn and Gil Shaham. And sitting on my desk is the brochure for the next season of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. Their piano series begins with a recital by Rafal Blechacz on November 13, 2020. The rest of the series includes Beatrice Rana, Andras Schiff, Imogen Cooper, Richard Goode and Shai Wosner. With that line-up, I'll probably take a further chance and send this in. Will these and future concerts proceed as scheduled? Who knows? All I can do is hope for the best.

barney
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Re: What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?

Post by barney » Fri May 15, 2020 7:38 am

Well, one can certainly see why you are tempted. Great list of soloists.
Why not show a little optimism?

Ricordanza
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Re: What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?

Post by Ricordanza » Sat May 16, 2020 6:06 am

barney wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:38 am

Why not show a little optimism?
My subscription purchase is an expression of optimism. I'm asking my CMG friends to tell me whether or not my optimism is grounded in reality.

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Re: What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?

Post by Rach3 » Sat May 16, 2020 9:47 am

Ricordanza wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 6:06 am
I'm asking my CMG friends to tell me whether or not my optimism is grounded in reality.
My 2 cents "normal" should not return until there is an effective, widely distributed vaccine. All things considered,I would rather have been in Philadelphia,than Wisconsin,but I now read the GOP in Pennsylvania is ignoring the Dem.Gov's stay home orders.

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Re: What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?

Post by maestrob » Sun May 17, 2020 11:14 am

Rach3 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 9:47 am
Ricordanza wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 6:06 am
I'm asking my CMG friends to tell me whether or not my optimism is grounded in reality.
My 2 cents "normal" should not return until there is an effective, widely distributed vaccine. All things considered,I would rather have been in Philadelphia,than Wisconsin,but I now read the GOP in Pennsylvania is ignoring the Dem.Gov's stay home orders.
Agree with this. My own private view is quite skeptical that there will be concerts or sports gatherings until herd immunity is achieved through a combination of vaccination and those who have lived through a bout with covid-19. It's a moot point for me, in that I cannot attend concerts because of timing problems with my sleep disorder, but the only reason I would buy tickets in your place, Ricordanza, would be to support the organization. The pianists you mention are all great artists, so perhaps that is reason enough. I wouldn't expect a normal schedule to resume until 2021-22 season as of now.

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Re: What will the 2020-2021 concert season look like?

Post by barney » Sun May 17, 2020 4:05 pm

Ricordanza wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 6:06 am
barney wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 7:38 am

Why not show a little optimism?
My subscription purchase is an expression of optimism. I'm asking my CMG friends to tell me whether or not my optimism is grounded in reality.
Yes, I meant my remark to show approval for your optimism. Probably not grounded in reality, but then optimism seldom is. :D

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