ORCHESTRA IOWA TO CANCEL ALL OF REMAINING SEASON DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Due to the ever-changing circumstances related to COVID-19, Orchestra Iowa has decided to cancel all Orchestra Iowa and Opus Concert Café performances and events for the remaining of the 2019-2020 Season. This includes all previously postponed events.

“While we are disappointed that we could not continue bringing live performances to our community, the ongoing health and care for our audiences, musicians, school families and staff must remain our top priority,” said Jeff Collier, Chief Executive Officer for Orchestra Iowa. “We enthusiastically await the time when we can once again bring people together to share in the beauty and inspiration of live orchestral music.”

The following performances and events have been canceled:

·Concerts

oCovalent Bloom, Opus Concert Café, March 27-29

oMozart’s Requiem, Paramount Theatre, April 4

oFirst Friday Jazz: Mike Conrad Trio, Opus Concert Café, May 1

oNow Hear This, Opus Concert Café, May 5

oMusic of Queen, Paramount Theatre, May 16

oRach 3, Coralville Center for the Performing Arts & Paramount Theatre, May 29-30

oFirst Friday Jazz, Opus Concert Café, June 5

oNow Hear This, Opus Concert Café, June 9

·Kids’ Activities

oPied Piper Brass Concerts, May 7-9

oOrchestra Iowa School Recital, May 9

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About Orchestra Iowa

Founded in 1921, Orchestra Iowa is widely recognized as the state’s premier symphony orchestra. The Orchestra’s mission is to foster enjoyment of, and support for fine symphonic music through quality performances, education and community involvement. Under the direction of Timothy Hankewich, having just completed his eighth season as Music Director, its 68 professional musicians perform more than 180 public performances throughout the year, many of which can be heard on Iowa Public Radio and seen on Iowa Public Television. Orchestra Iowa showcases its artistic excellence each season through an accomplished array of classical, ballet, opera, popular and chamber performances, in addition to extensive community education and involvement.