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Billings Symphony postpones upcoming shows due to COVID-19

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Posted at 11:20 AM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 18:21:22-04

BILLINGS —  The Billings Symphony Orchestra and Chorale announced Friday that it would be postponing its upcoming Shubert’s Unfinished concert due to the rise of COVID cases in Yellowstone County.

“We had a stunningly successful September," Maestra Anne Harrigan told Q2 in a phone interview. "We were very happy with how it went. So we felt that we were smooth sailing, everything was great. But as we kept watching the numbers, we were more concerned."

After 230 local health care professionals wrote an open letter to the public asking them for help, the symphony decided that they needed to support those on the front lines.

"We need to help our health care professionals," said Harrigan. "We are listening to our scientists and do what we can to help stamp that curve back down and kick the COVID out of Montana.”

The BSOC has tentatively rescheduled Shubert’s Unfinished concert for Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 next year at the Lockwood Performing Arts Center. All tickets for any concert that is postponed due to the pandemic will be honored for the rescheduled time.

The Anything Goes: The Music of Cole Porter has also been rescheduled for June 5, 2021 at the Babcock Theater. In Addition, West Side Story Symphony Concert Version has been rescheduled for May 22 and 23, 2021 at the Lockwood Performing Arts Center.