The Springfield Symphony Orchestra has cancelled their March 28 concert, "The Civil War In Missouri," at Hammons Hall. According to a press release issued by the Symphony:
"Due to the escalation of the coronavirus outbreak in our community and across the nation; the SSO Board, Executive Director, and Music Director along with a task force have taken the position that the Springfield Symphony must be proactive, follow the recommendations given, and protect the health of its patrons, musicians, and staff. The Springfield Symphony is exploring rescheduling The Civil War in Missouri at a later time.
"Over the course of the last 10 days, the Springfield Symphony has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) both locally and nationally. The majority of orchestras around the country have either cancelled or postponed their March concerts. Most universities have decided to conduct classes online/remotely and are extending the date for students returning back to campus if even at all this semester. This includes Drury, Evangel, College of the Ozarks, and quite possibly MSU. As many are aware, this concert specifically includes a collaboration with the student choirs.
SSO concerts will resume once the organization is confident that it is safe to hold public events. The Springfield Symphony will follow updates and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) along with our local government to make the most informed decision possible.
For more details and updates regarding the coronavirus, visit the CDC website. Plans to reschedule The Civil War in Missouri concert, if possible, will be announced at a later date. The SSO is notifying all ticket buyers of changes via email, website and phone. Patrons who have tickets for March 28th performance will have multiple options from which to choose. Do not call the Hammons Hall Box Office. If you need to exchange your tickets, you may contact the SSO office at email@example.com or (417) 864-6683. Additionally, the SSO will continue to update the website.
"The Springfield Symphony offices will be closed starting March 16 at 4:30 pm, with an anticipated reopening on March 30. Staff will be working remotely. When inquiring with questions regarding the March 28th ticket donation or exchange process, please leave a phone message or send an email. Please allow for 3–5 business days for a response. "
The Symphony's phone number is (417) 864-6683; their website is https://www.springfieldmosymphony.org.