The Boston Early Music Festival is suspending subscription sales for our 2020/21 Season, effective immediately. While we still hope to share nine spectacular programs with you, there is simply too much uncertainty caused by the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic for us to continue selling subscription packages at this time.
The BEMF Artistic Leadership, Staff, and Board of Directors are exploring many possible ways forward. We are working with our venues in Boston and Cambridge to determine safety procedures for each location, and we are in touch with our treasured artists to ensure their comfort with our plans. Whatever form our 2020/21 Season takes, please be assured that we will do everything possible to maintain a safe and healthy environment for our audience, artists, and staff and we will follow all applicable CDC recommendations and any regulations from state and local officials.
This decision was not undertaken lightly. This is a developing situation and we will continue monitoring the best information available from experts and government authorities. We will stay in touch as we have more to share. For those who have already purchased a subscription package to our 2020/21 Season, please expect to be contacted by a member of the BEMF staff to discuss your options in the near future. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please stay healthy and safe.
Best wishes from all of us at the Boston Early Music Festival.