Winston-Salem Symphony postpones September 2021 concerts and announces enhanced COVID-19 safety protocols

Published 11:32 pm Saturday, September 4, 2021

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WINSTON-SALEM — The Winston-Salem symphony has announced plans to postpone its September 2021 performances of The Chevalier and the Ignite Family Series Green Eggs & Ham concert. These postponements are in response to the rapidly rising number of new COVID-19 cases resulting from the highly transmissible delta variant. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the symphony’s first commitment has been to protect the health and safety of our community. The symphony will announce rescheduled 2022 dates for The Chevalier and Green Eggs & Ham in the coming weeks.

About the postponement of The Chevalier, President and CEO Merritt Vale said, “The Chevalier – A Play with Music is a production that the Winston-Salem Symphony has been looking forward to presenting for over a year. A partnership with director/playwright Bill Barclay and his innovative company, Concert Theatre Works, the North Carolina Black Repertory Company and Authoring Action, our September performances were to be the world premiere of this powerful play. A labor of love for all involved, we look forward to announcing rescheduled dates for these performances in 2022, when we hope the pandemic will no longer disrupt our ability to share this very special experience with our entire community.”

About postponement of Green Eggs & Ham, Vale said, “It is also disappointing to have to delay the inaugural performance of the symphony’s new Ignite Family Series. Given the impact of the delta variant on younger people and the fact that many of the children we looked forward to welcoming to Green Eggs & Ham are presently not eligible for the protection from vaccines, our commitment to health and safety had to prevail. As with The Chevalier, we look forward to announcing a rescheduled 2022 date for this concert as soon as possible.”

Ticket holders to The Chevalier and Green Eggs & Ham will receive an email with information regarding their purchases. Ticket holders can have their tickets transferred to the rescheduled performance or exchange the value of their tickets for another concert this season. Ticket holders also have the option to return their ticket as a donation and will receive a tax letter for the value of the tickets. All ticket donations, exchanges, and refunds must be made by Oct. 29. For questions about ticketing options or other questions, email or call 336-464-0145.

The Winston-Salem Symphony’s 2021-22 season will begin on Oct. 2 and 3 with The Lark Ascending, the first concert of its Classics Series. The conductor for the opening concert cycle will be announced soon.