2020 Britt Festival Orchestra season canceled due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

All orchestra performances scheduled July 31 - August 16 have been canceled.

Posted: Apr 17, 2020 8:54 AM
Updated: Apr 17, 2020 9:34 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — The Britt Festival is cancelling the 2020 Britt Festival Orchestra season due to ongoing concern over the new coronavirus heading into summer.

All performances scheduled July 31 - August 16 have been canceled.

"The decision to cancel the previously scheduled performances was not made lightly, and comes with the health and well-being of the southern Oregon community, our orchestra musicians, and our host families in mind," Britt said in a statement.

The Britt staff and musicians said they will work to explore a variety different alternatives. Those range from virtual concerts to smaller to more intimate performances.

"Though we are still working out plans for the 2021 BFO season, we intend to offer all artists booked for 2020 the opportunity to return next season. That said, we cannot make any guarantees, as artist schedules are often determined over a year in advance," Britt said.

Anyone who purchased tickets to the 2020 Britt Festival Orchestra will have the value of those tickets credited to their Britt account by default, unless a donation or refund is requested. Ticket buyers can use the value of 2020 tickets toward 2021 Festival ticket purchases or get a refund.

"We ask you to consider a tax-deductible donation of the value of your tickets to the Britt Festival Orchestra, which will help to ensure the future of the BFO," Britt said.

Britt says it expects a large volume of calls to the box office, and asks for patience while they navigate the process. Refund requests must be made by June 12, 2020.

Refund seekers can reach the Britt box office at boxoffice@brittfest.org or by calling 541-773-6077.

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