Dear NYYS Community,
Today we made the very difficult decision to cancel the remaining New York Youth Symphony concerts for the 2019/20 season. We made this decision in accordance the CDC’s recommendations to limit gatherings of over 50 people to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus through May.
Fortunately these cancellations do not mean the end of our educational offerings. We will move to online curriculum, including seminars, practice and listening assignments, and masterclasses, to keep our students musically active, engaged, and looking ahead to next season. Students will receive more information about these opportunities from their program manager or artistic director in the next few days.
For those who have purchased tickets to our upcoming Spring concerts directly from the venues, including Carnegie Hall, your tickets will be refunded by the venue. To those who subscribed to our performances through NYYS, you can request a partial refund or donate the ticket to help support our organization as we weather this difficult situation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preference.
New York Youth Symphony staff are all working remotely so please allow extra time to respond to your inquiries and request. Thank you for your understanding. We hope you all are staying safe and healthy.
quick links for your reference
- CDC's 2019-nCoV website
- NYS Department of Health's dedicated 2019-nCoV website
- NYS Department of Health directory of local health departments
- New York State Center for School Health website
- NYS Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065