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Kansas City Symphony to resume performances in January 2021, with 20% capacity

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Posted at 3:55 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 17:19:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Symphony will return to the stage for the first time since March on Jan. 17 2021, it announced Thursday.

In March, the symphony first began canceling or postponing performances due to the pandemic. In July, it announced it wouldn't perform at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts for the rest of 2020.

“We are energized and elated to resume orchestral performances in person and online," Symphony executive director Danny Beckley said. "While we have been able to perform for audiences throughout the fall in chamber ensembles, the sound and repertoire of an orchestra — even a smaller orchestra — is something special that we all have missed over these last many months.”

Attendance will capped at 20%, meaning 360 people will be allowed at performances at a time.

Masks will be required, and all performances will be only be on hour along with no intermission.

Services like food and beverage , valet service, gift shops, drinking fountains and coat check will not be available.

To see a full list of the the safety protocols you can visit the symphony's website.

In addition to in-person concerts, the symphony also announced an on-demand Kansas City Symphony performances in Helzberg Hall, streamed live.