The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra will present a reimagined 2020-21 season featuring limited audiences and ticketed livestreamed performances with special pre- and post-concert events.
The five-concert subscription series will feature works for strings and percussion. Programs previously announced for the upcoming season will be presented during 2021-22.
“The Mid-Atlantic Symphony is committed to using the power of music to help us heal and unite as we recover from the devastating pandemic,” said Jeffrey Parker, board chair. “Maestro Julien Benichou, our board and staff have worked tirelessly to plan a new season of exceptional orchestral music presented in a manner that ensures the safety of our audiences and musicians. We will continue to make adjustments throughout the season to provide the best possible listening experience consistent with public health guidance.”
Reimagined programs will be presented Thursdays, Sept. 24, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, and March 4, and Friday, April 23, at the Church of God in Easton, Md.
For the season’s opening concert at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24, the orchestra will perform Edvard Grieg’s “Erotik,” Ludwig Van Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto” featuring New York City Ballet Orchestra Concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen as guest soloist; and Grieg’s “Holberg Suite.”
Audiences at the Church of God will be limited to 150 people, with entry screening and socially distanced seating consistent with current government guidelines.
Purchasers of season subscriptions, priced at $195 per person, will be eligible to attend performances in person or may choose to view real-time livestreams. Subscribers also will have access to exclusive pre- and post-concert interactive virtual events hosted by Benichou, featuring guest soloists and orchestra members.
Tickets for the real-time livestreame, including the post-concert event, are $15 per person for each event or $75 per person for the five-concert subscription series. Each livestream will be available for viewing for one week after the original performance. Individual tickets to attend subscription concerts in person are $45 and will be available until venue capacity limits are reached.
To purchase tickets, go to midatlanticsymphony.org.