Message from Wendy
To our Friends and supporters
GSO was pleased that our first concert for 2020 was able to go ahead before the dangers presented by the Covid 19 virus became apparent.
We were happy to be together as an orchestra to celebrate Beethoven with our conductor Richard Davis and and our superb soloist Emily Sun. How much the world has changed since that night in Costa Hall on February 22! In just a month the world has closed its doors. Globalisation is a thing of the past. Live concerts and sporting events are memories of happier times. And the health fears and the economic woes will change our way of life for a long time to come. This invisible menace has changed the way we live.
Our second concert for 2020 is a matinee and the program is full of joy and happiness. The date is August the 8th which is still more than four months away. The warnings coming from the government make it seem likely that we will have to cancel and refund ticket prices to our subscribers who already have bought tickets. We cling to the hope that normal circumstances may have returned before then, but it seems increasingly unlikely.
We will provide more information when we know whether our Strauss program can proceed.
Meanwhile – thanks for supporting Geelong’s Symphony Orchestra and we do hope to present more inspiring concerts in the future when this present crisis is behind us.
Wendy Galloway (President GSO)