A message from Mark Volpe, President and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Andris Nelsons, BSO Music Director; and Keith Lockhart, Boston Pops Conductor:
It is with great disappointment that we inform you the BSO and Boston Pops will not be performing for live audiences through April as a result of COVID-19-related restrictions. We deeply regret having to cancel the 2020 Holiday Pops series in December and the remaining 2020-21 BSO season through the winter and spring months. Though this news likely doesn’t come as a surprise — since the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all our personal and professional lives — it is still a major loss for the organization and everyone who appreciates and cherishes the BSO and Boston Pops.
One bright silver lining that has resulted from this challenging period has been the creation of a new library of audio and video material, helping millions in the music community of Boston and around the world get through this difficult time and the forced hiatus from the live concert experience. And while we eagerly await the end of that hiatus, we are also excited to be announcing a series of newly created online performances later this month; we feel great inspiration to continue creating new virtual offerings and look forward to sharing the full details of those performances with you soon.