These unprecedented times have helped us to realize the importance of adapting to the current health crisis. Bach Aria Soloists has risen to the challenge of finding alternative ways to bring chamber music to you. The safety of you and our musicians is of utmost importance to us. We created Virtual House Music Experiments at home when safety regulations demanded; outdoor Neighborhood Concerts in summer to bring chamber music safely to our friends while employing our musicians.
This fluid situation can change from week to week. BAS has carefully considered our upcoming 2020-2021 Hybrid Concert series during the pandemic. We are committed to delivering dynamic, yet safe performances OUTDOORS, in HUGE indoor venues that adhere to appropriate safety guidelines, or, as a VIRTUAL Concert that you can enjoy from your home.
Here are the changes you can expect from Bach Aria Soloists’ new Hybrid Concert season:
Masks are required for all patrons and physical distancing of at least 6 feet for those attending our concerts. Prior to each in person concert we send out a symptom check email and ask that if patrons are experiencing any of those symptoms to please stay home. Each BAS concert has a very limited capacity to allow for ample physical distancing and so that we are able to keep records of each guest for contact tracing if necessary. We have deliberately shortened the concert program length to an hour or less. We will not have concert programs this year but will announce the selections from the stage. We will have hand sanitizing stations at every concert and extra masks in case you forgot yours. Disclaimer: BAS can not be held responsible for the transmission of COVID 19 at any concert or event. Patrons of BAS hosted events attend at their own risk.
Please continue to visit our website for updates resulting from health regulations. If CoVid regulations demand that we shelter in place, we will either cancel or may pivot to a Virtual Concert. Bach Aria Soloists will be operating at a substantially reduced revenue from pre-CoVid time. We have offered our subscription and tickets also at a reduced cost for our patrons. The ticket agency we were using at the beginning of the season, Brown Paper Tickets, is under a class action law suit from their home state of Washington for failing to pay their customers for tickets sold through their agency. BAS is named in the lawsuit as one of hundreds of organizations who have not been paid the thousands of dollars owed. Please consider donating your ticket purchase as a tax-deductible donation in the unfortunate event of cancellation due to CoVid.
Stay very well, friends!
Elizabeth Suh Lane and Bach Aria Soloists
For the latest information on COVID 19 and current emergency order, please visit KCMO.gov.