2020.21 Season Suspended

May 20, 2020

VICTORIA, B.C. – It is with sadness that today the Victoria Symphony is announcing the suspension of its programming for the 2020.21 Season.

While this is heartbreaking news, our highest priority is the health and welfare of the organization’s patrons, musicians, artists, staff and volunteers. The decision to suspend all performances is in compliance with the Province of British Columbia’s COVID-19 health regulations and Restart Plan. Performances will resume when it is deemed safe to do so by the Province and its top health officials.

The Victoria Symphony would like to thank its patrons, volunteers and the community for their unstinting support of the organization during these past few months. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of our community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said CEO Kathryn Laurin, “we hope that we will continue to be recipients of our patrons’ unwavering support as we weather these extraordinary times. Now more than ever it is critical to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for our wonderful symphony orchestra. We look forward to welcoming our audiences back to the concert hall to experience live symphonic music as soon as we are able to perform safely.”

Music is a universal language with the power to heal and transform. It will be difficult to imagine silent concert halls and a significant lack of artistic activity within our community.Rest assured the Victoria Symphony will be working to develop a virtual presence within our community. Please continue to visit our website and Victoria Symphony social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) as we move to our digital concert hall.

We’ll stay connected through exciting new digital performances, interviews, at home videos, archival concerts, online learning and more. Join us as we explore performance options, new formats and opportunities to bring music to our community. We look forward to engaging with you virtually.

On behalf of the Victoria Symphony we hope you remain healthy and well, and look forward to a time when we can share extraordinary live symphonic music with you once again. Stay with us and stay tuned!

Do you have tickets to the 20.21 season?

For those of you who have purchased subscriptions for the 20.21 season, you have the following options:

  • Apply your subscription payment to the 2021.22 season. We will send season subscription information in the spring of 2021;
  • Consider donating your tickets back to the Victoria Symphony and receive a charitable tax receipt; or
  • Receive a refund for the season.

Please let us know your preference by calling our  box office at 250.385.6515 or emailing [email protected]

We are working remotely, so please leave a message and a representative return your call. Please be aware that you will receive a return phone call from an unknown number, but the representative will self identify as from the Victoria Symphony.

Our box office on View Street is closed to patrons, but we are reachable via phone or email. We appreciate your patience as we continue to process requests!

We hope you remain healthy and well.

Sincerely,

Kathryn Laurin
CEO, Victoria Symphony