I write to provide an update on the Gulf Coast Symphony’s plans regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. While our mission is to bring our community together through music, our first priority is to protect the health of our patrons, artists, musicians, staff members, and community. With the changes in the local situation and the current guidance of the CDC, the Gulf Coast Symphony has suspended our activities through May 1.
This has required us to reschedule our upcoming productions. The Gulf Coast Symphony plans to return to the stage of the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW on Friday May, 8 (March 29 tickets) and Saturday, May 9 (March 28 tickets) with The Music Man. Fortunately we have been able to retain the services of our tremendously gifted Broadway cast, who were sent home mid-rehearsal for everyone’s safely. Our co-production of Coppélia with Gulfshore Ballet will be moved to the fall, October 3, and our production of Rigoletto will move to November 8.
If you already have tickets for these shows, you do not have to do anything with your current tickets. They will be honored at the theater. However, if you are unable to attend these rescheduled performances, we hope that you’ll consider donating their value as tax-deductible contribution, to help us through this crisis. Or, you can also receive a credit towards a future Gulf Coast Symphony performance. Please use the form below to let us know how you would like to us to handle this. We are processing many requests, so we ask your patience as we respond.
Click here to fill out the rescheduled concert ticket form.
We urge all our friends and patrons to follow the advice of public health experts, officials, and their physicians, and to stay home, especially if you are experiencing any signs of illness. Since this is a rapidly evolving situation, we thank you in advance for your patience, and as a non-profit organization, we sincerely thank you for your continued support as we all navigate this scenario together.