Published on May 14th, 2020

2022 UPDATE:

Symphony Tacoma is committed to providing a safe and healthy concert environment for audiences, musicians and staff for the 2021-2022 Season. Please read our COVID-19 Safety Protocols >


MAY 14, 2020 UPDATE:
This week we are taking a pause from our Saturday Night Facebook Live Chats hosted by Maestra Sarah Ioannides. THANK YOU to everyone who has joined us over the past eight weeks! We have enjoyed putting these programs together, engaging with our musicians and guest artists, and connecting with our community. If you would like to revisit any of the programs, you can access them on our Facebook page, our blog or our YouTube channel.

During this break, we would like to hear from you what programming you would like us to deliver while we are unable to perform live concerts. We also would like your feedback on what we’ve been doing and to share your views on returning to the concert hall.

Please take a moment to take our brief Staying Connected Survey. Your comments will help guide us as we continue to develop our plans for the coming season.

Thank you for your time and–as always–your support of Symphony Tacoma.

APRIL 28, 2020 UPDATE:
Symphony Tacoma has made the unfortunate, yet not unexpected, decision to cancel the remainder of our season. This includes our May 9th performance of Celebrating the Roaring Twenties featuring pianist Charlie Albright, as well as our June 6th performance of Mozart’s Requiem featuring your Symphony Tacoma Voices and soloists Allison Pohl, Laurel Semerdjian, Brendan Tuohy and Ryan Bede. While this decision is sad, please know we are working to ensure that the great pieces and guest artists that were scheduled this season will appear here in Tacoma in the future.

If you still hold tickets to any of our spring concerts and are able, please consider making a tax-deductible donation of your ticket value to Symphony Tacoma. We know that this option is not possible for everyone, so we are happy to offer a refund of your tickets as well. Either way, please let us know your decision by May 15 by emailing info@symphonytacoma.org or calling 253-272-7264.

Symphony Tacoma has been around for 73 phenomenal seasons, and the board and staff are hard at work making sure we will be here and strong for 73 more! We are identifying resources and implementing strategies to weather this COVID-19 crisis. We are proud to report that our organization was approved for a Payroll Protection Plan loan which will ensure that our staff members—who are all working from home—as well as our musicians are compensated. This is great news for us!

Thank you again for being part of our community and helping Symphony Tacoma realize our mission of building community through music. We wouldn’t be able to do it without you and we cannot wait to open our doors again so that you can come and enjoy beautiful music in the Pantages Theater. THANK YOU so much, and we’ll see you soon!


While we are unable to join you in the Pantages, Maestra Sarah Ioannides is hosting a series of LIVE chats each Saturday evening at 7:30 pm on Facebook. Sarah is joined by members of the Symphony Tacoma community–including our incredible musicians!–for a LIVE discussion or presentation “behind the scenes” of the concert hall.

Not a Facebook user? No worries! The chats will be posted to this blog page following the broadcast. You can also catch them on our YouTube channel each week.



Due to the continued restriction of public gatherings during the COVID-19 health crisis, our April 18 performance of Mahler’s Epic Titan has been canceled. If you hold tickets to this concert, a representative from Symphony Tacoma will contact you soon with options for donating, exchanging or refunding your tickets. 

Our April 19 performance of Mini Maestros: Peter and the Wolf has also been canceled. For information about ticket options, please contact the Tacoma Arts Live Box Office.

Thank you for your support and understanding.


MARCH 11, 2020 UPDATE:

In accordance with Governor Inslee’s moratorium on group gatherings of more than 250 people, we are cancelling our March 21 performance of Ludwig AND Beethoven. We apologize for this inconvenience but are committed to doing our part to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

We are employing our best efforts to reschedule this concert for a date later in the spring. Please visit our website for more information in the upcoming days.

If you have purchased tickets to this concert, please call the Tacoma Arts Live Box Office at 253-591-5894 for options.

Thank you for your support and understanding. 


March 9, 2020

Dear Friends & Family,

Symphony Tacoma has been monitoring the evolving response and guidance from local and national officials regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We feel it’s important to update you on our current operational plan, in alignment with state and local public health professionals.

We are communicating daily with Tacoma Arts Live (manager of the Pantages Theater) and as of today, they have not made any recommendations to alter or cancel nonessential public gatherings. You can read their Covid-19 statement here.

Unless we are advised otherwise, we plan to present our March 21st concert, Ludwig AND Beethoven, as scheduled. Should conditions in and around Tacoma change that require us to alter our plans, we will notify ticket holders as soon as possible. We will also post updates to this message as they occur.

While our performances and programs are important to the fulfillment of our mission, nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of our musicians, staff and patrons. In that spirit, we ask you to please take care of yourselves and others. Please follow Department of Health guidelines–and those of other reputable sources–for preventing the spread of this virus.

Thank you for your support of Symphony Tacoma.

Karina A. Bharne
Executive Director