Civic Music shares plan to make good on past cancellations

Brown County Civic Music Association has notified past subscribers, in writing, of the Association’s plan to make up for the three concerts postponed during the initial COVID outbreak in spring 2020.

Subscribers to that disrupted 2019-20 season enjoyed two concerts in fall but then experienced cancellations involving the Maxwell Street Klezmer Band in March, the Washington Saxophone Quartet in April, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in May.

Two of those three concerts are being rescheduled to calendar year 2022, with dates and venues TBD. Series organizers are close to announcing a November date for the Washington Saxophone Quartet. It is expected the Klezmer program will take place in late spring or summer.

Patrons who held tickets for these two postponed events have several options for claiming the admission(s) that were previously purchased:

• They may use the paper tickets they received two years ago, if they kept them on file;
• If they didn’t keep them, they should visit the Civic Music check-in table at the door on concert night, where a ticketholder roster will be consulted to issue replacements;
• They may also contact the office ( or 920 338-1801) in advance of the concert in question, if they want to transfer the tickets for will-call pickup by someone else.

With regard to the 2020 postponement of the annual, season-ending finale featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, a determination was made that the MSO’s always-tight schedule and financial factors would not allow for a “makeup” concert that would result in two Symphony appearances for Civic Music in the same calendar year.

Instead, the Association’s volunteer, nonprofit board reached consensus that Civic Music will issue those subscribers additional tickets that can be used for the next MSO appearance in Green Bay, the May 15th, 2022, concert at the Weidner Center. (Actually, the tickets will be “wild card” admissions for one or the other of the two Weidner concerts: the MSO or the March 14 “Pirates of Penzance” show.) Subscribers will receive one wild-card ticket per each season pass purchased for the disrupted 2019-20 season.