These unprecedented times have helped us all to realize the importance of adapting to the current health crisis. The safety of you, our Bach Aria Soloists’ musicians and staff are of utmost importance to us. Bach Aria Soloists has risen to the challenge of finding alternative ways to bring chamber music to you, carefully adapting to our Hybrid Concert series during the pandemic. We created Virtual House Music Experiments at home when safety regulations demanded; outdoor Neighborhood Concerts in summer and Virtual Concerts when venues were shuttered to bring chamber music safely to our friends while employing our musicians.
This fluid situation can change from week to week. Bach Aria Soloists remains committed this ’21-’22 Concert Season to delivering dynamic, yet safe performances in large indoor venues or outdoors, to adhere to local and CDC safety guidelines. Virtual Concerts may be offered if venues are forced to close. Here are the safety guidelines that you can expect from Bach Aria Soloists, as recommended by the CDC and local guidelines. Safety for all involved is our top concern:
MASKS ARE REQUIRED for all patrons attending BAS’ indoor concerts. If any patrons are experiencing symptoms of illness at all, please stay home. Masks are suggested for outdoor concerts. Proof of vaccination is being discussed by our organization. Each BAS concert requires registration for ticketing so we are able to keep records of each guest for contact tracing. We have deliberately shortened the concert program length to around an hour to 1-1/2 hours. We will not hand out concert programs this year but will announce the selections and will have online programs on the concert pages of our website. We will have extra masks in case. Disclaimer: BAS is not responsible for the transmission of COVID 19 at any concert or event. Patrons of BAS’ hosted events can reduce the risk by getting the vaccine. Please mask up.
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. We have offered our subscription tickets also at a reduced cost for our patrons. The ticket agency we were using at the beginning of last year, 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 hundreds of thousands owed. Please consider donating your ticket purchase as a tax-deductible donation in the unfortunate event of cancellation due to CoVid.
Stay healthy, friends! Thank you for your support,
Elizabeth Suh Lane and Bach Aria Soloists
For the latest information on COVID 19 and current emergency order, please visit KCMO.gov.