A Message to Jefferson Symphony Patrons,

March 20, 2020

Dear Patron,

 

   We regret that the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra had to cancel our Sunday, March 15 concert on short notice due to health concerns and the closing of our venue at the School of Mines. The Coronavirus epidemic and restrictions on assembly has caused most all performing arts organizations to curtail operations.

   Not only are we prohibited from having concerts, our rehearsals have had to be canceled due to assembly restrictions and/or lack of available rehearsal venues. As an organization, we have no higher priority than keeping both our audiences and our musicians and staff safe from the spread of this disease.

   These factors have led to a decision by the JSO Board of Directors to also cancel the scheduled May 03, 2020 Season Finale concert. The Green Center at the School of Mines is closed through May 08, 2020 and even if JSO had an alternate concert venue, we would not be able to rehearse sufficiently to prepare for a concert. Our group of 70+ musicians is very disappointed that we will not be able to share our music with you. For the same reasons, we have also cancelled both of the Symphony Showcase recitals scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2020 and Saturday, May 9, 2020.

   As you know, the Jefferson Symphony is comprised of volunteer musicians, but that does not mean the orchestra has no ongoing expenses. We had already rented or purchased music for the canceled concerts, paid for moving crews and equipment for the March concert, and have ongoing office and administrative expenses. We rely on season ticket revenue and the generosity of our donors to keep the music playing.

 

We want to be sure that our Season Ticket patrons are treated fairly, even though the circumstances leading to these cancellations are totally out of our control. Therefore, we are offering the following options to our Season Ticket patrons:

Click below:

Option 01 - Donate 

You may treat the portion of your season ticket purchase attributable to the canceled concerts as a tax-deductible donation to the Jefferson SymphonyOrchestra. Please contact our office if you need documentation of the donation.

Option 02 - Credit

You may request a credit of two-fifths (we canceled two of our five concerts) of the amount you paid for your season ticket for this season toward the purchase of a 2020-2021 season ticket when they are available.

Option 03 - Exchange

You may request that we issue tickets for concerts of your choice during the 2020-21 season in exchange the two canceled concerts.

For each option, you may contact our office with your decision or you can use our online

Concert Cancellation Options. We are hopeful that our Season Ticket patrons will find one of the three options above satisfactory. However, if you would like to explore other alternatives you can contact the JSO office directly. We would like you to choose any one of the above options by June 01, 2020 so there is no rush.

Thank you for your ongoing support of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. We are so fortunate to have so many Season Ticket patrons like you who keep the music playing. Together we will get through this difficult time and emerge stronger than before.

I wish you all well,

Jim Everson, Chairman

Jefferson Symphony Association Board

A Message to Jefferson Symphony Patrons,

March 12, 2020

Our Young Artists Concert this Sunday has been canceled.

We expected to have our 75 talented, dedicated musicians perform this weekend. Maestro William Morse and all of JSO were looking forward to rehearsing with Daniel Gostein, our visiting young artist from Texas…

 

The health and safety of our community, audience and performing members is paramount. Following guidelines released by the CDC and CO Dept. of Health & Environment, which ensure the safety of our Front Range community, Jefferson Symphony Orchestra has decided to call off all March events.

We regret to inform you, we are unable to proceed with two events;

the solo recital (Friday, March 13) and the symphony concert (Sunday, March 15) are canceled.

 

Even earlier this week, none of us anticipated the circumstances in which we find ourselves.

Nevertheless, we support the officials who advise against large gatherings where people sit in close proximity. Colorado School of Mines, our venue site, has taken preventative measures, which includes suspension of campus activities. Jefferson Symphony Association members have been working together with venue and civic managers to arrive at this decision. We look forward to seeing you again at our future concert performances.

 

For all ticket holders:

 - You can exchange your tickets for admission to a future performance—valid this season or next!

 - If you prefer, you may support the Jefferson Symphony by donating the value of your tickets back to our organization—your support keeps the music playing!

- You can call the JSO Office directly at 303.278.4237 or send an email inquiry to info@jeffsymphony.org.

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,

Jefferson Symphony

We are deeply grateful for your questions, concerns and support.

 

 

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions (March 12, 2020)

Why are you canceling?

The health and safety of our community, audience and performing members is paramount.

Following guidelines released by health service officials, which ensure the safety of our Front Range community, Jefferson Symphony has decided to call off all March events. Additionally, officials are advising against large gatherings where people sit in close proximity and Colorado School of Mines (our venue location) has suspended in-person classes and many campus activities.

 

I have season tickets or bought single tickets online. What next?

If you have tickets, please make contact with our office regarding your options...

 - You can exchange your tickets for admission to a future performance—valid this season or next!

We are happy to forward your tickets to our Season Finale. We understand that customers are thinking carefully about tickets for future performances. All ticket exchanges are free, that means no-hassle, for our Spring performance.

 - If you prefer, you may support the Jefferson Symphony by donating the value of your tickets back to our organization—your support keeps the music playing! Your tax-deductible donation today sustains our cultural outreach tomorrow. Jefferson Symphony is a healthy, vibrant and financially secure organization because of members like you.

 - You can call the JSO Office directly at 303.278.4237 to set up a refund or send an email inquiry to info@jeffsymphony.org. Please know that we are dealing with a high volume of emails and phone messages and will tend to each request.

Will you reschedule the concert? What about Daniel Gostein’s performance?

It’s too early to say. We are fervently putting together our next season and it is our intent to bring Daniel back for a performance during our 2020/21 season. 

How can I help?

We appreciate your patronage and support and can’t wait to perform soon for our Front Range community. Please keep yourself and loved ones safe and observe all preventative measures presented by Colorado Health Services. We’ll see you in the concert hall again very soon! If you have any questions regarding your ticketing options, please contact our office.

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