Because of an increase in COVID-19 instances in Dallas, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) is implementing further measures to guard viewers members and employees alike.
The rise in instances throughout the U.S. got here to a head on the DSO in early January, when two members of the orchestra examined constructive for the virus.
Their absence meant that two works by Maurice Ravel needed to be faraway from that night’s program, because the live performance couldn’t proceed in its entirety with out the affected musicians.
As such, the orchestra is tightening its COVID-19 restrictions, and now all patrons are required to both present proof of vaccination, have proof of a unfavorable PCR check inside 48 hours, or take a speedy antigen check.
The best way that this coverage diverges from these applied by different orchestras, nonetheless, is that ticket-holders can take a free speedy antigen check on-site on the orchestra’s Meyerson Symphony Middle, offered they arrive not less than sixty minutes earlier than the live performance begins.
If patrons occur to check constructive, they are going to after all be despatched dwelling to isolate, however the orchestra can even refund the price of their tickets.
“I had seen the statistics in New York and Boston and different cities,” stated Kim Noltemy, DSO President and CEO. “I began eager about plans for audiences for this surge we knew was coming. I talked with our consultants and offered it to UT Southwestern, and so they agreed it was plan.”