Latest Performance Updates
List of LPAI Events Affected by Health Concerns
The following is a list of updates concerning the Longmont Performing Arts Initiative member organizations’ performances scheduled for March through May of 2020 which may be affected by area health concerns. As our member organizations release more information, this post will be updated.
Update from the Centennial State Ballet – Tuesday, April 7: Remainder of the Season is Suspended
The CSB issued the following statement:
It’s been two weeks since we’ve been actively social distancing, doing our part to help #flattenthecurve and minimize the effect of this pandemic on our communities. Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate these uncertain times. CSB’s board and staff have been in constant communication while we determined the best path forward for the organization, our amazing youth performers and their families, and our greater balletomane community for the remainder of our 2019/2020 #StorybookSeason.
With sadness, but for the safety of our community, CSB has elected to suspend the remainder of our 2019/2020 Storybook Season as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, all upcoming rehearsals, performances, and in-person events are cancelled. We know this decision is disappointing, yet these measures are absolutely necessary to protect our company members, staff, patrons, volunteers, and community partners. Though it may feel like this season is concluding under seemingly dour circumstances, let’s not dwell there. Please celebrate with us the successes and blessings we have had thus far jet setting the globe in Around the World in 80 Days, enriching children and inspiring the next generation of youth performers at the Sugar Plum Tea Party, and once again conquering the Mouse King in The Nutcracker!
Though we have suspended all in-person events through the end of this season, we vow to find other, creative ways to continue accomplishing our mission. While we are physically apart, we remain connected virtually through the interwebs. We will continue engaging both our youth performers and our entire community via social media on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and our new profile on TikTok.
Though our current season ended abruptly and under unfortunate circumstances we remain committed to the well-being of our audience members, youth performers, performer families, volunteers and everyone who helps us achieve our mission “To engage, enrich, and inspire the human spirit through ballet.” We are extremely excited for our 2020/2021 Season: A Time to Dance. After a period of physical separation, we WILL come back together and it will truly be A Time to Dance!
Update from the Longmont Symphony Orchestra – Tuesday, March 21 at 9pm: May 9 Pops concert is cancelled
The LSO issued the following statement today:
As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID19, we know we must make difficult decisions. The Longmont Symphony is primarily concerned with the health and safety of all who attend our concerts, as well as our musicians and staff. Therefore, we have canceled the May 9 Pops concert in accordance with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As per Governor Polis’ recent directives, the office is also closed until further notice.
Looking ahead, we hope to be able to celebrate with our community at our annual July 4 Concert in the Park at Thompson Park. This has always been an opportunity for the LSO to thank the people of Longmont and the surrounding area for their support and celebrate our city, state and nation.
Carol Minelli, President
Elliot Moore, Music Director
Kay W. Lloyd, Executive Director
Updates as of Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7pm
Centennial State Ballet
Casino Night (was April 11) is now scheduled for Saturday, August 29th at the Stewart Auditorium 7-10pm.
CSB will be notifying our patrons, families, and volunteers about other scheduled events soon.
Concerts planned for March, April, and May have been cancelled.
Bob Balsman, president of Longmont Chorale, released this statement:
Dear Longmont Chorale audience members,
Due to new CDC guidelines regarding those in vulnerable age groups and/or having underlying health issues being urged to avoid large public gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to end our season, effective immediately. This includes the Viva Voce concert in April.
Please read the update posted on Thursday, 3/06/2020 on the CDC website here.
As much as we all love singing together and for our audience, we need to follow the recommendation to avoid large gatherings to protect everyone’s health.
Please watch our website, social media, and your email for more information.
We hope you will follow the practices listed by health authorities like the CDC and WHO. Stay well, and we’ll be in touch again soon.
Longmont Concert Band
The remainder of the 2019-2020 season has been cancelled.
Doug Rasmussen, president of the Longmont Concert Band, shared the announcement on behalf of the band’s board of directors:
Due to new CDC and CDPHE guidelines regarding social distancing to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Longmont Concert Band will be cancelling the remainder of our 2019-20 season. There will be no more rehearsals or LCB concerts until next season. We want to thank our patrons, musicians, and community for their support this season, as we are committed to and look forward to making music again, after these challenging times have passed. – Your LCB Board of Directors
Longmont Symphony Orchestra
Carol Minelli, president of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, shares this update:
The LSO has cancelled our April 4 concert. Our last concert of the season, May 9 POPs, is under discussion at this moment. We will update you as soon as we know about the status of this last concert.
Longmont Youth Symphony
Kristen Beeman, executive director of Longmont Youth Symphony, gave the following status as of March 17:
LYS is planning to still hold our May concert. We will likely be limiting attendance depending on what the regulations are at the time if we are able to hold the concert. No changes as of now though.
*However, schools have been since cancelled through April 17, which may affect the concert. Please check here for further updates.
Longs Peak Chorus
Jim Cole, former director of the Longs Peak Chorus, sent this update:
Longs Peak Chorus performances on April 18 (matinee and evening shows) are cancelled.
Further details about these and other area performances affected are also available at www.SharpsAndFlatirons.com
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The Longmont Performing Arts Initiative is a group of nonprofit organizations involved with the promotion and support of the performing arts. We believe in the need for a strong performing arts presence that provides entertainment and service to the community. By creating, collaborating, and communicating, we intend to bring a unified voice in support of all performing arts in the greater Longmont community.
Learn more about our members in the introductory articles about each group, published on our About page.