BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled its upcoming tour of Asia due to concerns about the spreading Coronavirus outbreak.
Instead, the BSO will be performing pop-up concerts at home in Massachusetts. However, getting a spot in the audience won't be easy.
The orchestra will be opening the doors to Symphony Hall free of charge on Sunday February 16th for an impromptu performance called "Concert For Our City." The concert will include selections by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Dvorak, Ginastera and George Walker. It will also feature Chinese composer Huang Ruo as a vocal soloist.
By Monday morning, no more tickets were available.
The BSO will also be announcing a list of planned concerts at local schools, hospitals, and homeless shelters, but those events will not be open to the public.
The acclaimed orchestra was scheduled to go on a four-city tour between February 6 and 16 with stops planned in South Korea, Taiwan, and China.
WBZ NewsRadio's Laurie Kirby (@LaurieWBZ) reports: