27. August 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Announcements

Subways and busses aren’t running, so Broadway is dark (I’d love to be in NYC right now and stand in Times Square. Is it empty? Or close to it? Anyone know?

But of course it’s not only New York that has to hunker down. I just received this press release:

BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PERFORMANCE OF
BEETHOVEN’S NINTH SYMPHONY ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 28,
CANCELED DUE TO HURRICANE IRENE

TROPICAL STORM CAUSES FIRST CANCELATION IN BSO’S 75 YEARS AT TANGLEWOOD

ALL-BEETHOVEN CONCERT FEATURING ITZHAK PERLMAN AS BOTH CONDUCTOR AND SOLOIST WILL TAKE PLACE AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED, TONIGHT, AT 8:30 P.M. IN THE KOUSSEVITZKY MUSIC SHED

TANGLEWOOD LABOR DAY WEEKEND JAZZ FESTIVAL AND WINE AND FOOD CLASSIC WILL TAKE PLACE AS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED, SEPTEMBER 1-4

Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene on Sunday, August 28, Tanglewood has canceled the 2:30 pm Boston Symphony performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the BSO’s last concert of the 2011 Tanglewood season, and traditional season finale. This cancelation applies to all Tanglewood activities that were scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 28, including One Day University.

The all-Beethoven concert, featuring Itzhak Perlman as conductor and soloist, will go ahead as originally scheduled, tonight, at 8:30 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The Tanglewood Jazz Festival and Wine and Food Classic will take place as originally scheduled, September 1-4 (further information about these events is available at www.tanglewood.org).

To accommodate for the first concert cancelation in the BSO’s 75-year history at Tanglewood, substitute tickets will be offered to a future performance by the orchestra. For further information about these tickets, beginning on Monday, August 29, patrons can contact the BSO’s Customer Service office at 617-638-9395.

On Friday Governor Patrick issued a state of emergency for Massachusetts, citing the expectation that damaging winds, flooding rains, and a storm surge from the hurricane would debilitate the state. The Governor’s announcement, coupled with the town of Stockbridge’s decision to call a state of emergency and potentially close roadways, raised growing concerns for the safety of patrons attending the event, employees working the concert, and the BSO musicians on stage.

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