Sensory Friendly Event
O-H-I-O
Sponsored by PNC with support from Accel
11:30AM, Saturday, March 14, 2020
Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts
100 West E Dublin Granville Rd
New Albany, OH 43054

New Albany Symphony Patrons,

Unfortunately, due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have no choice but to cancel the performances of O-H-I-O scheduled for March 14 and 15. This outbreak has led the New Albany Plain Local School District to prohibit outside groups from using their buildings, including the McCoy Center for the Arts where we perform. In addition, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has issued an order limiting mass gatherings of greater than 100 people to try to control community spread of the virus. While we are disappointed, we are more concerned for the health and well-being of our patrons, our musicians, our staff and our volunteers and believe that this is the best course of action.

We hope to present O-H-I-O at a later date, and will communicate new performance information by email, on our website and on social media.

Cancelling a concert on such short notice will have significant financial consequences for New Albany Symphony. For those patrons who are able to do so, donating your tickets will help us cover costs for our professional mentors, music rental, program printing, and hall rental fees that have already been incurred. Ticket donations are tax deductible. Please let us know if you wish to donate your tickets and we are happy to send you a receipt. As new information becomes available, those who have purchased tickets through Ticketmaster or CBUS Arts that do not wish to donate their tickets back will be contacted directly with exchange or refund options. Please note: CAPA cannot refund tickets purchased through other channels such as secondary ticket sellers. We will make every effort to satisfy patrons as quickly as possible but ask for patience as we work through this complex process.

We greatly appreciate your understanding and generosity at this difficult time.


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About Sensory Friendly Events

Our sensory friendly performances are designed for those on the autism spectrum, our friends in the dementia/Alzheimer’s community, families with young children, or for anyone needing a more relaxed concert experience. During these concerts, audience members can feel free to move around, talk, and BYO reinforcements and motivational systems. House lights will be turned on but dimmed, family restrooms are provided, and “chill-out” zones will be available in the lobby for those needing a break. All NASO ushers and volunteers receive specific training to accommodate our audience. Performances are never longer than one hour and include pre-concert lobby activities.

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