FAQs Regarding the 2020/21 Season

Last updated October 9, 2020

2020-21 Cancellations

Which concerts have been cancelled due to COVID-19?

All performances through April 2021 — subscription concerts, special events, SESSIONS, and tour performances — have been cancelled. More information can be found here.

In lieu of live performances, our programming through April 2021 continues to be expanded to a digital platform. Click here to find out more about our 2020/VIRTUAL series, which will now continue through the spring.

For 20/21 Subscribers

What if I already subscribed to the 2020/21 season?

Beauty and innovation are at the heart of what we do at PBO, and the past weeks have shown that we can employ those assets even during the most challenging times. Some of you renewed your subscription before the pandemic, others long after we were sheltering in place, a testament to how you feel about us — and we would never take you for granted.

As a current subscriber, you are eligible to receive — at no additional charge — an exclusive membership to our 2020/VIRTUAL series, where you’ll enjoy access to all digital programming through April 2021. You should have received communication with instructions on how to sign up for free. If you need further assistance, please contact Director of Patron Services Naren Larson at nlarson@philharmonia.org.

What is the Balance Forward program?

As a current 20/21 subscriber, our hope is that you will join our Balance Forward program. Any subscription value lost from cancelled subscription performances in 2020/21 will be credited toward your 2021/22 subscription purchase. You will never lose the value of your original subscription transaction.

You will be first in line to lock in your preferred dates and seats for the 21/22 season.

You may check your balance at any time with Director of Patron Services Naren Larson at nlarson@philharmonia.org.

What if I wish to decline this offer?

No problem at all. Just email Naren Larson at nlarson@philharmonia.org. You will be refunded in full for the value of your cancelled performances.

You may also choose to donate the value of your subscription, and we of course greatly appreciate this gesture during this difficult time.

What about my special event add-ons?

All cancelled non-subscription add-on events (Egarr on Beethoven, PBO SESSIONS: The Poetry of Paul Celan, PBO SESSIONS: Purcell, Monkeys & ChocolateMasses for Troubled Times) will be automatically. refunded, and you will receive a check in the mail for the value of those tickets by August 31.

If you wish to donate your non-subscription tickets back to PBO and receive a tax letter, please contact Naren Larson at nlarson@philharmonia.org.

2020/VIRTUAL Series

What is the 2020/VIRTUAL Series?

In lieu of live performances, all 2020-21 programming has been expanded to a digital platform in a Members-Only series called 2020/VIRTUAL.

What you can expect from PBO’s 2020/VIRTUAL series: LIVE from Amsterdam with Music Director Richard Egarr as he presents programs in unique and sacred spaces in his hometown; our alternative concert series; PBO SESSIONS will be reimagined for a dynamic online experience; Jews & Music has been transformed into JAMOnline, curated by Francesco Spagnolo in a series of seminars and musical encounters; exclusive Musical Explorations education events will be offered throughout the fall; What’s New and H.I.P. with Richard Egarr and Artistic Partner Tarik O’Regan; Musical Postcards from PBO musicians and friends; and so much more. And for our supporters, invitations are on the way for a series of exclusive events.

Click here for more information on 2020/VIRTUAL programming.

How do I become a 2020/VIRTUAL Member?

To purchase a membership, click here. Memberships are $50 and are valid through April 2021, until which time you are able to access all digital programming released by PBO whenever you’d like — and rewatch to your heart’s desire.

If you are current 2020/21 subscriber, you should have received communication via email and/or post with instructions on obtaining a 2020/VIRTUAL Membership at no additional charge.

2021-22 Season

When will we hear about 2021-22?

We’ll have news to share soon about the 2021/22 season, and until then, I ask for your patience and support because we need it now more than ever. We will emerge from this time strong and resilient, but it will require a commitment to steadfast partnership — between PBO and patrons like you. I know how much you care, and this means so much to Richard, the Orchestra and the Chorale.