New York Philharmonic Cancels the Rest of Its Season

There is a growing sense that the resumption of large-scale performing arts in New York, and throughout much of the nation, is still almost a year away.


By Zachary Woolfe

The Metropolitan Opera will remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic at least until September. The Broadway League’s president has likewise said “people’s bets are the fall of next year” for a reopening of theaters.

Adding to this growing sense that the resumption of large-scale performing arts in New York, and throughout much of the nation, is still almost a year away, the New York Philharmonic on Tuesday announced the cancellation of its concerts through June.

“It is really fair to say that in the 178-year history of the Philharmonic, this is the single biggest crisis,” Deborah Borda, the orchestra’s president and chief executive, said in an interview.

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