Brown County Civic Music has rescheduled two of the three spring 2020 concerts cancelled by concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic, with only the postponed Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concert still unresolved as of mid-April.
The MSO evening at the Weidner Center was to have been the fifth and final scheduled event of the season, initially planned for Thursday, May 7. The venue pulled out in March, and the MSO informed Civic Music in early April that it was cancelling the rest of its spring and early summer concerts.
Christopher Sampson, Civic Music board president, says the organization is looking at late summer and early fall dates for a possible makeup concert. He says Civic Music will make every effort to honor the commitment to this year’s subscribers. However, the second half of 2020 is especially busy for the Milwaukee Symphony with the planned opening of the orchestra’s new home concert hall in downtown Milwaukee and what is already a tight concert schedule.
If the MSO cannot be rescheduled for 2019-20 Civic Music subscribers, Sampson says the association’s board of directors is considering other options. Those could include a substitute attraction; a voucher offer that could bring complimentary tickets for the next regularly scheduled MSO appearance in 2021; or the ability to declare the unusable tickets a tax-deductible donation, or request a nominal, pro-rated refund.