Crisis of Despair update

4 years ago

A message to ticket holders – 16 March 2020

Over the last week we have been keeping a close eye on the situation regarding the Coronavirus: looking at what actions other countries have been taking in response to it, considering the advice from the World Health Organization and other experts, as well as the UK government’s current position.

In light of what we have learnt, we have, with regret, come to the conclusion that the only responsible course of action to take is to cancel our events this week. If you have tickets for either 20 or 21 March, we are happy to transfer these to any event later in the year (with the exception of Chapter 8 which is not yet on sale) – please let us know which date you would like to switch to. If you have tickets for the dress rehearsal on 19 March, we can transfer these to a dress rehearsal of your choice later in the year. If, on the other hand, you would prefer a refund please let us know and we will process this for you.

On a personal note, I was very much looking forward to sharing Beethoven’s crisis of despair with you – a key moment in his troubled life – along with his feisty 2nd Symphony and his favourite Mozart piano concerto. I’m sorry we won’t be able to explore this glorious music together on this occasion. However, life takes precedence, and Beethoven will be waiting for us on the other side of this crisis…

In the meantime, here is a little playlist of both these works to animate your day with a little fire and drama!

Keep well and look after each other.

Founder and Artistic Director

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