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Festival suspends season, announces ticket policy

By Staff | Mar 26, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Emerson String Quartet, comprised of cellist Paul Watkins, violinists Eugene Drucker and Philip Setzer, and violist Larry Dutton, rescheduled its concert to March 2 for the 2020 season.

The Sanibel Music Festival recently suspended the 2020 season, citing public health concerns and inability of upcoming performers to travel from overseas.

“Sanibel Music Festival deeply regrets that, for the first time in 34 years, we have had to suspend the remaining concerts of the 2020 season,” festival President Jana Stone said. “As a volunteer-based non-profit organization, Sanibel Music Festival relies on the generosity and support of its loyal advocates. In this critical time for many people and cultural organizations, we hope you will choose to donate your unused tickets for the March 21, 24 and 28 concerts.”

“Fortunately, two concerts – Emerson String Quartet and Opera Theater of Connecticut Singing Andrew Lloyd Webber – have been rescheduled for next season,” she added. “Tickets for these concerts will be honored in 2021. Emerson String Quartet will open our 2021 season on March 2 and Opera Theater of Connecticut will perform March 16.”

To contact the festival about a 100 percent tax deductible donation, contact 239-344-7025 or Info@sanibelmusicfestival.org by April 30. To arrange to transfer tickets to any concert or a mix of concerts next season, contact 2020TicketsInfo@sanibelmusicfestival.org by April 30. To request a refund, email Info@sanibelmusicfestival.org by April 15.

“We thank the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ for allowing us to use their wonderful venue,” Stone said. “We are most grateful to our volunteers, generous donors and sponsors, ticket buyers, host families, and partners. Without all of you, Sanibel’s oldest classical music festival would not exist. “

For more information, visit www.sanibelmusicfestival.org.