After 178 years, the New York Philharmonic makes the drastic decision
For the first time in its 178-year history, the New York Philharmonic canceled the season due to mandatory health regulations dictated by the coronavirus pandemic.
"In the 178-year history of our institution, the cancellation of an entire season marks the first historic and compelling case," said President and CEO Deborah Borda in a statement.
"If you are disappointed, please understand how devastated we are all by this turn of events. "The health and financial challenges, in fact the challenges of the experience we all face, are profound," she said.
Borda said that the 2021-22 season of the New York Philharmonic will be announced in the spring of next year, while in the current decision they have stated that they will not have performances until June next year.