Friday, March 20, 2020



Chicago Sinfonietta is committed to the health and safety of our community. We are monitoring the development of the coronavirus (COVID-19) closely, and are receiving updates from the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Public Health, the City of Naperville, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We know that many of you have received communications from organizations about the COVID-19 crisis, so please forgive one more.

In light of new guidance issued by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, Chicago Sinfonietta closed our offices on Monday, March 16th, 2020. Our staff is now working remotely, and reachable by email. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

As a precautionary measure, we have cancelled all community events through May 15. Please check our website for updates as rescheduled event dates for Residents Orchestrate programming are confirmed in the coming weeks.

As of today, our Fusion + Fuego concert series on May 9 and 11 has been postponed. We have secured an alternate date to perform in Chicago on Monday, June 22, and are exploring opportunities to live-stream the performance. We are prioritizing the health of our audience, musicians and staff by communicating changes that ensure a safe environment for everyone, and we will send an email if any new developments occur closer to the June concert date. If you have purchased tickets to the May concert series, please stay tuned for a follow-up email which outlines your ticketing options. This situation has evolved rapidly, and we appreciate your patience.
We highly encourage those who feel unwell or who may be at increased risk to stay at home. As the CS staff works remotely, we will be sharing concert highlights, musician talks, and small performances on our social media channels. If you have ideas for specific music or previous concerts you’d like to see, please send us a note. 

This is a difficult and uncertain time for so many in our community. May you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe.

–Your Chicago Sinfonietta Family

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