First post-Covid concerts: Some sell out, others strugglemain
The Czech Philharonic played last night to an audience of 500, seated 20 centimetres apart and without face coverings, in the open air and intermittent rain. There were no tickets left for sale.
The New Zealand Symphony are expecting 2,000 at their Friday-night comeback concert with local hero Simon O’Neill.
On the other hand, the Antwerp Symphony reopens next week with music director Elim Chan. There are 200 tickets on sale at the 2000-seat Queen Elisabeth Hall. With a week to go, the box-office still has 100 on its hands, according to our mole.
UPDATE: Antwerp is improving. As of noon today, we are told, there 51 tickets out of 600 tickets for sale for three concerts. They have also opened the Wednesday dress rehersal for ticket sale and there are 90 left.