Chamber Music Society cancels event, encourages celebrating ‘great music’ at home

Amid concerns about coronavirus, the Chamber Music Society of Atlanta has canceled its spring programming

While there is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advising individuals to take the following steps to stay safe.

As the city and nation shutter amid the coronavirus outbreak and warnings against gathering in groups, the Chamber Music Society of Atlanta has called off its spring programming.

Instead, the society is encouraging classical fans to tune in to “great music” at home.

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All concerts and events related to the Chamber Music Society's Beethoven 2020 project have been canceled through the end of April.

“We look forward to bringing the music back in September and will be in touch with more details. Til then, stay well, and celebrate great music at home,” the society wrote in an email.

As it becomes inevitable that all gatherings of any kind, from music to sports, will be postponed or called off in an attempt to stop the spread of the virus, venues and event organizers are getting creative.

Locally, the Center for Puppetry Arts has taken its programming online.

The Metropolitan Opera has also taken to streaming performances for free.

“We’d like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb in a press release. “Every night, we’ll be offering a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.”