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COVID-19 YAO Concert Update

Good afternoon,

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra just received notification that the Colorado Symphony Association is postponing the remaining 2019/20 Season concerts and events through May 11, 2020, including DYAO’s April YAO concert, in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All ticket holders will be notified directly of the postponement via email and offered a variety of options concerning their tickets. We are not yet sure if it will be possible to reschedule this performance but will keep you informed as we know more. We will also be announcing online content and programming shortly. 

These postponements align with the City and County of Denver in compliance with the revised CDC guidelines posted on March 16, 2020 recommending gatherings of 50 people or more be postponed or canceled for the next eight weeks through May 11, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 virus. 

All events at City-owned venues, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre (and Visitor Center), Denver Performing Arts Complex including Boettcher Concert Hall, and the McNichols Civic Center Building, have been suspended through May 11, 2020. 

These postponements are consistent with the mandate from Colorado Governor Jared Polis suspending all events and public gatherings of 50 people or more. 

The following events have been postponed with rescheduled dates and more information to be announced at a later date. We are evaluating cancellations on a case by case basis at this time and all events from March 13, 2020 to May 11, 2020 are in progress for rescheduling. 

March 13-14: The Music of Queen with the Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED March 15: Carnival of the Animals - POSTPONED March 16: Avon Elementary in-school educational program with Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED March 17: Music Moves: Yoga with the Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED March 18: Beethoven and Brews at the Farm House at Breckenridge Brewery - POSTPONED March 20-22: Marin Alsop Conducts - POSTPONED March 27: Music and Art: A Symphonic Exploration - POSTPONED March 28-29: Disney’s Fantasia In Concert - POSTPONED April 3-5: Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 - POSTPONED April 13-14: Petite Musique - POSTPONED April 15: Open Rehearsal – CANCELLED April 17: Teacher Appreciation Night - CANCELLED April 17-19 Holst The Planets - POSTPONED April 23: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet with the Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED April 25: Pedro Giraudo Tango Quartet with members of the Colorado Symphony - POSTPONED April 26: DYAO: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra - POSTPONED April 27-28: Petite Musique - POSTPONED May 1-3: Mahler Symphony No. 9 - POSTPONED May 6: Beethoven and Brews at Left Hand Brewing Co. - POSTPONED May 7: Open Rehearsal - CANCELLED May 8-10: Beethoven Violin Concerto - POSTPONED 


The following options are available for ticket holders for postponed events: 

• Donate your ticket(s) and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value to keep your Colorado Symphony strong during this difficult time. 

• Exchange your ticket(s) from the above performance(s) into future events through December 31, 2020. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation. 

• Exchange your ticket(s) for on account credit, which can be used for events through December 31, 2020. All exchange fees will be waived in this situation. 

• We are working diligently to reschedule postponed performances and will communicate cancellations to ticket holders via email and notification on our COVID-19 web page on 

Tickets for postponed events March 13, 2020 through May 11, 2020 at Boettcher will be honored for rescheduled dates, to be announced. Unused tickets for rescheduled events will automatically become on-account credit, which may be used for future Colorado Symphony Boettcher Concert Hall performances through December 31, 2020. Unclaimed credit at that time will become an automatic tax-deductible donation. All requests for ticket donations and exchanges for postponed March 13 through May 11, 2020 events must be received by December 31, 2020. Ticket purchase fees will not be refunded as they are used for technology, processing, and staffing. 

For assistance, please contact the Colorado Symphony Box Office by phone at 303.623.7876 or through email at The Box Office is open Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. Please note that, due to increased communication, call wait times may be significantly longer than usual. If your event is not within the next 72 hours, we ask that you consider contacting us closer to your event date to mitigate call volume. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding. 

If you have any questions not addressed above in the symphony's policies, please let us know by email. 


DYAO Staff

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