September 24, 2021 Update
At the Wichita Symphony, we are doing our utmost to to protect the health of our patrons, musicians, guest artists, and staff. We have implemented the following health and safety guidlines for our 2021-2022 concert season:
At the Wichita Symphony, we are excited to be BETTER TOGETHER, ONCE AGAIN! We're glad to welcome you back into the Concert Hall, and are doing everything we can to do so as safely as possible. At this time, masks are required to be worn over the nose and mouth by all concertgoers when indoors at Century II.
The local spread in Wichita of the highly infectious COVID-19 Delta variant poses a direct threat and risk of substantial harm to the health and safety of anyone attending a Wichita Symphony concert.
The Board of Directors encourages all patrons to vaccinate for COVID-19. For your protection, the Wichita Symphony requires the use of cloth or disposable facemasks worn over the mouth and nose in Century II at all times. Clear plastic face shields are not acceptable. Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout the lobby, and Century II staff have taken extra precautions to sanitize the venue for your safety.
If you are feeling unwell, we urge that you not attend the concert. We are offering flexible exchange policies to all patrons during this season.
By attending a Wichita Symphony concert, you, the bearer of the ticket, or the parent or guardian, assume all risks and responsibility for any pandemic injury to the bearer or the party, including illness, damage, loss, claim, disability, death, liability, or expense experienced or incurred by participation in the event. The bearer of the ticket, or their parent or guardian, agrees to release and hold harmless the Wichita Symphony, Century II, and the City of Wichita of and from the claims, liabilities, actions, damages, costs, and expenses for any pandemic injury.
All backstage personnel, including musicians, stage crew, technical and administrative staff, must be vaccinated or submit proof of a negative COVID test before the concert weekend. Symphony patrons are not permitted backstage at any time.
We know our season ticket holders love their assigned seating. Many patrons have held their specific seating assignments for years! This fall however, in order to adjust social distancing guidelines as necesary, concerts will be general admission, with three pricing tiers available. Patrons can choose from Good, Better, and Best seating areas, and purchase a corresponding ticket. While this is a big adjustment for our concertgoers, utilizing this model will allow us to pivot quickly if and when conditions change, and avoid any concert cancellations this season.
We are hopeful that we will be able to return to our assigned seating model starting in 2022. As such, only the fall 2021 concerts (Old Cowtown Suite, Composer at the Keys, and Make it Mozart) are currently available for sale to WSO Connect members. Fall concerts will go on sale to non-members six-weeks prior to each concert date.
We are continuing to assess the situation, and will make Spring 2022 concerts available for sale to WSO Connect members later this year. Spring 2022 concerts will go on sale to non-members six-weeks prior to each concert date. While we are hopeful conditions will continue to improve, we recognize the need to stay flexible, and respond to the situation accordingly.
We are ready to be BETTER TOGETHER, ONCE AGAIN. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to keep everyone as safe as possible.
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September 20, 2020 Update
Following a season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is ready to announce plans for their fall, 2020 season. The reimagined season includes digital performance opportunities, community outreach initiatives, and live, in-person concerts with limited, socially distanced audiences.
If you've already paid for your 2020-2021 subscription, you have options! Fill out the form below to let our Box Office staff know how you would like to proceed:
June 18, 2020 Update
The mission of the Wichita Symphony is to enrich, educate, and entertain diverse audiences of all ages in our region through performances of orchestral music, thereby enhancing the vibrancy and vitality of Wichita.
The horrific events of the past weeks, months, and longer, namely the unjust deaths of Black Americans, are deeply troubling and provoke our national trauma. The demonstrations in recent weeks send a clear message that our society must change quickly. Black lives do matter.