It’s a step forward.
London, United Kingdom, September 14th 2020 – DnaNudge, developer of the pioneering rapid, lab-free CovidNudge test, is pleased to announce a special partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra – delivering regular COVID-19 testing to the orchestra’s 120 musicians and enabling London’s oldest symphony orchestra to make a much-welcomed return to live performance. DnaNudge is performing the testing – which delivers results in just over an hour – exclusively for the LSO as sponsors, to help support the UK arts and cultural sector’s safe re-opening and return to work.
The entire orchestra completed CovidNudge testing prior to beginning its first group rehearsal sessions at LSO St Luke’s, held in preparation for the LSO’s 2020 BBC Prom concert broadcast live on August 30th 2020. Regular testing will continue for the rest of the year to support the LSO’s ambitious and innovative programme of events announced for the Autumn season. The season will include full orchestral concerts streamed online from the LSO St Luke’s performance venue. The LSO will also be performing a series of BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime and Rush Hour chamber concerts, plus LSO Discovery Friday Lunchtime Concerts with small, socially-distanced audiences.