INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra announced Thursday that it will resume in-person performances in May after not playing for a live audience for more than a year due to the pandemic.
The symphony’s four-week Spring Inspirations concert series, due to begin May 13 at the Hilbert Circle Theater in downtown Indianapolis, features a pop and classical repertoire of performances that will also be broadcast live, reported The Indianapolis Star.
The symphony said in a tweet: “We are very excited to announce our return to the stage.”
The orchestra announced in May 2020 that it had canceled its summer performance for its musicians, staff and sponsors due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic.
Masks are required for visitors to the Spring Inspirations concert series, except while they are eating and drinking. Social distancing and limited capacity are also built into the symphony’s procedures.
Some rows of the venue will be closed and concerts will last between 80 and 90 minutes without a break.