It is with a heavy heart that we announce we are not able to perform our April 25th Southwood Pops Concert and May 2nd season finale due to the COVID-19 virus.
Our staff, musicians, board, sponsors, and subscribers are stepping up at this time to deal with this unprecedented situation. While we are all very disappointed, we are also focused on the health and well-being of our community.
During this time away from public gatherings, we will shift our energy and focus to our incredible 2020/2021 season – and are keeping our hearts fixed on what we mean to you and this community.
We are only able to provide great music to our community with your help, and we need you now more than ever.
Here is what you can do to help:
- DONATE your March 14th and May 2nd tickets, plus April 25th Pops in the Park tickets if you have purchased those. This money will help us offset the upfront costs on these concerts, and will help ensure your TSO is ready for a fantastic 40th anniversary season once this pandemic is behind us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us (850-224-0461) to make this happen!
- Purchase your 2020-21 season subscription and, if you are able, commit to a donation equal to or greater than what you have done in recent years.
Our TSO family is very generous: several musicians donated their paychecks for last week’s canceled concert; many corporate sponsors have told us to keep funds they’ve committed even though their sponsored events are canceled; our staff people, including me, are donating significant parts of our salaries to ensure our future. I could go on and on, but the point is this: The TSO family of supporters is generous and stronger than ever. We are ONE TSO. We understand that a ticket donation may not be your preferred option. We are working to update our box office policy to do what is fair for our patrons and sustainable for our organization.
Finally, I hope you are receiving our “TSO at Home” emails, where we’re sharing our music from recent years. If not, please subscribe here.
Music has soothed the soul and told the story of humanity since the beginning of time. As we navigate this historic event – I know the music that comes from it will be that of love, strength, steadfast hope, and triumph.