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Charlotte Symphony cancels popular Summer Pops series over coronavirus concerns

Apr 10, 2020

By Catherine Muccigrosso, The Charlotte Observer 

The Charlotte Symphony confirmed Friday it has canceled its popular Summer Pops series.

The move occurred as the orchestra and the rest of the arts community continues to reel from the fallout over the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Between stay-at-home orders and the need for social distancing, most arts and culture groups have closed operations and canceled upcoming performances and events, incurring millions of dollars of financial losses.

Earlier this month, the symphony suspended its 39 concerts through June. The summer series is held annually on Sundays in June at Symphony Park.

While the symphony is looking to reschedule some of its concerts, interim executive director Michelle Hamilton said, "I am confident we won't have any concerts at symphony park."

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