Breaking: Major Canadian orchestra cancels seasonNews
We are hearing from multiple sources that the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony has called off its season, 48 hours before it was due to begin.
There has been no official announcement yet.
The orchestra is one of the best in the country, widely represented on record.
Its website has been taken down.
UPDATE: We have received the email sent by the orchestra board to the musicians.
UPDATE: 6 hours later:
We are very sad to announce that the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony will not be commencing the season this week as planned. Scheduled concerts and all other activities of the orchestra for the 2023/24 season will not be proceeding. Based on the financial situation of the symphony, it simply wasn’t possible for the organization to continue with our planned events.
We don’t have more information to share at this time, but we expect to be able to provide more information soon. We’re working hard to contact all ticket holders in the coming days regarding next steps.