Fall 2020 Concerts Cancelled; Winter-Spring 2021 Concerts TBD
Since mid-March, when we had to cancel the final two concerts of our 2019-20 season, we have been investigating/exploring ideas and options for presenting live music in our community during the pandemic. Over the summer, our hope has been that, by the time September arrived, the Governor’s public health restrictions would have achieved their intended purpose and allow us to resume something close to our normal operations for the 2020-21 season.
One of our best alternatives was the idea of an outdoor concert in La Entrada Park next to the Corrales Community Library where the physical facilities were mostly available and where social distancing could be achieved for a reasonably large audience.
And the performer we had already planned for our September concert in the Old Church was perfect for an outdoor venue: trumpeter and Corrales resident Bobby Shew and his Jazz Combo. We could think of no better way to kick off our 34th season and relieve the anxiety, hardships, and psychological burdens of the past six months.
Unfortunately, however, it is now clear that, notwithstanding the Governor’s recently-relaxed restrictions and New Mexico’s progress in limiting the spread of the virus, any large group gathering for a Music in Corrales concert – whether outdoors or indoors — for the foreseeable future is neither possible nor in the best interests of the health and safety of our community, our attendees, our performers, and our volunteers.
At this point, however, we are not cancelling the concerts planned for January through April of 2021. We will make a decision about those concerts later this fall.
In the meantime, we are actively exploring other options—such as special events at local venues as well as virtual concerts—to fulfill our mission of bringing great music to enhance the quality of life in our community and in our schools, and to do it safely. We look forward to bringing you good news in the fall, and we thank you for your patience, understanding, and continuing support for Music in Corrales.
Posted September 4, 2020