SCFTA Announces Canceled or Postponed Performances During April Due to Concern about COVID-19/Coronavirus
Following the directives from Governor Gavin Newsom, the California Department of Public Health and the Orange County Health Agency, Segerstrom Center for the Arts has canceled or postponed all performances and events through the month of April. These include:
Orange County Millennial Choirs and Orchestras (April 1, rescheduled to June 2)
Shen Yun (April 3 – 12, postponed)
Emil and the Detectives (April 4 & 5, canceled)
Ailey II (April 11, postponed)
CHICAGO (April 14-19, postponed)
Sibelius Piano Trio (April 17, canceled)
Clayton Brothers Quintet (April 18, canceled)
Earth Day Celebration on the Argyros Plaza (April 18, canceled)
Distinguished Speakers Series: President George W. Bush (April 20, postponed)
Tuesday Night Dance Lessons on the Argyros Plaza (April 21 and 28, canceled)
Laura Benanti (April 23-25, postponed)
Best of Dance (April 25, canceled)
Classes in the Center’s American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School and School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities will remain closed through April.
Center President Casey Reitz commented, “The Center has implemented the governor’s expanded mandates and guidelines to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Our administrative offices have been closed, and our staff is working remotely. We will follow this continuously evolving situation closely and make decisions based on future developments and state directives.
“The Center is committed to serving our great community, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back for performances and fun plaza events and our students back to their dance studios. Until then, we will continue to make every effort to protect our employees, patrons, donors, volunteers, students and their families and friends, and, of course, our artists. We are very grateful to our Center family for their cooperation and support and to our audiences for their understanding and patience. And I extend a very special thank you for those who have so generously returned their tickets to canceled performances as donations to the Center. To everyone in our community, you are the reason we exist, and we wish the best in health and safety."